Building Technology: Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center – Renzo Piano
Visualization III: Wiggle Wall
We were interested in testing paper as a material by transforming the way it behaves and generating three dimensional forms out of the two dimensional, conventional material. For the site, we chose the drawing studio courtyard which had a concrete wall bisecting the space. By repeating these panels we created a wall which enclosed an existing space within the courtyard. By varying the degree of the porosity in the panels, we able to manipulate the light conditions and transform what was once a neglected space into a sacred and private space.
Architectural Design: Abstract Plane
Using the simplicity of the sloping plane as a point of departure, the project challenges stability of the ground and its surroundings by creating a three dimensional matrix on top of the slope. This matrix is then manipulated to play with perspective and scale to create an illusionary space on top of an actual space. To distort the perception of the space even further, mirrored planes are introduced into the lattice to extend the grid into infinite space. The experience of the constructed space is meant to be unique for each viewer depending on their position and movement through the space.