The aim for the project is to enlighten the public about the value of marine research and give more inspiration through art. The building is generated through a simple curve of circulation. It is then divided into three components: the Sentinel, the Bridge and the Island, which are corresponded to gallery, connection and research station. The public is engaged with the working environment with both the artists and scientist. The curved concrete form contrasting against parametric design skin, create a communication between the nature and industrial activity; technology and art.
STUDIO 3B - Domain Threshold
A GARDEN OF EXILE AND DE JA VU
As a threshold from urban to nature, modern to the past, it provides a chance for the visitors to reset their pace, and fall into this garden of Deja Vu. Visual elements of the journey to arrive at the threshold are transformed into new architectural moments. When the present experience crashes with the memory, the architecture would then create its own zone that escape from the outside world. Whether we are searching a sense of silence or gathering for an open conversation, the new Domain Threshold would provide the opportunity to challenge one’s inner self and reconsider the present context.
STUDIO 2A - Terrace House
MNEMOSYNE PALACE : CONTEXT FORGOTTEN
Within such a condensed context, it awaits us to pursue for nothingness. Inspired from Greek mythology Mnemosyne, rain water is collected and run through the architecture. As the visitor walk through the space, the mind can be washed by the ‘river’ and forgot its urban context. The atrium not only brings in the day-light, but also provide an opportunity for visual communication and interaction. The levels of the building has broken down into multiple semi levels due to narrow land shape. As the rain fall from the roof and run through each layer, the house becomes alive and truly washes away our memories.
STUDIO 2B - Macleay Museum
RECOLLECTION : STICHING PAST AND FUTURE
The principle of the design is to stitch together the old and new in a different manner. The interior of the old Macleay building has been stripped into its original structure. The extension is then attached to the old but with a ‘canyons’ space between them. As the visitors travel between the buildings through multiple bridges, and stitch the two with their circulation. The public square underneath the extension create new attraction for gathering by proposing multiple pathways in and out of the university. The northern facade further embraced the unique billboard location on its edge of the Camperdown Campus.
COMPETITION - FOREST MEDITATION CABIN
Located in the forest land of Ozolini retreat, the Silent Meditation Forest Cabin is there to provide guests to escape from the urban environment and find peace among nature. The poly-carbonate operatable panels allow the guest to focus on ‘hearing’ rather than a straight forward view. The semi-translucent material helps to purify the outside world into soft light so that the guest can enjoy the hot tea and meditate into nothingness. The light coloured plywood tatami floor contains all the pieces of equipment and firewood while still having a clean finish. Yet on the exterior, the dark timber is applied on this humble cabin to blend itself into the landscape. With its potential for construction in mind, the cabin is entirely prefabricated and assembled on site with the waffled base structure.