Architectural Design: Under Pressure


Project Description

The premise of this abstract exercise was to create a dialogue between inside and outside along an inclined plane. Drawing inspiration from the Mobius strip—a single twisted surface that in turn creates a continuous path along both sides of the strip—the inclined plane is manipulated in such a way that it generates its own self-contained path.  A series of sloping translucent surfaces act simultaneously as shelter and ground; within the interior, spaces are softly lit by the translucent roof, which from the outside appears as solid ground. Any potential monotony of a continually looping path within a contained environment is defeated by traversing this path through varying pockets of enclosure, openness, elevation and descent. Though solid in its physicality, the design is nevertheless experientially precarious.