SPL _ Sqashed Platonics

Locaction: Los Angeles, U.S.A
Year 2008
Area: 22.000m²
Status: idea
Typology: institutional
Team: AiD
Images: © AiD architecture

Investigation into Platonic solids as remainder of an originary, if often neglected source for contemporary architecture. If the fluid is a formal regime that mirrors fluctuating conditions (world, people, uses, etc.), is it possible to package these relationships in a form that expresses certainty without giving up the aura of mysteriousness? In plan, the project is a cross breed between a square and a circle (SQUIRCLE) It’s perforated metal façade makes it a super-scale object of industrial design more than architecture. In combination with the constructed qualities of the small scale surface patterns (structure and skin) the building realizes a ”gestalt effect”, which is both graphically powerful (like a logo) and infinitely sophisticated in its material life.

 

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