through a series of briefing workshops, the program becomes further defined and the architectural form develops in response. studies into the spatial experiences between the cocoon and the scope explore the quiet, retreat like spaces in comparison to the highly interactive.
the key driver to the interactive spaces is promotion of a high level of connection between the interior and the exterior, both within the site and across to the bay. simple architectural forms together with a restrained material palette provide a framework for these defined views.
sections through the residence show areas of the building that are cocooned in thick concrete and other transparent glass volumes that are staggered in front of each other to promote views of the water from the extremities of the site.
these transparent volumes house spaces that require a high level of interaction and connectivity, while the concrete cocoon will contain areas of the building’s program that are quiet, reflective and insular.
longitudinal section through the interactive glass scope
longitudinal section through the scope and it’s active courtyards
longitudinal section through the cocoon
cross-section through the cocoon and the active courtyard
levels of interaction within the building’s program are represented by variations in grey tone. as witnessed in all of our projects, connection to the environment is critical within our architectural solutions. some of the landscape experiences will be direct and some indirect. some will be planned and some will appear haphazard.
reference image sources . fearon hay, tadao ando and mk27
our studio workshops explore building form, and slowly the articulation of the spaces becomes more defined.
explorations into the possible tectonic dichotomies produced three distinct forms of massing. these were further explored against earlier findings and it became clear that the most effective architectural solution was a side by side tectonic running through the length of the site.
after explorations into our found dichotomies of site, function and design, the following pattern languages were established. these diagrams then directly informed our planning and therefore drove the form of our architectural solution.
dichotomies of site + dichotomies of function = dichotomies of design
when our early findings of site and function dichotomies were analysed in tandem, the two sets of data produced a number of design dichotomies. these design dichotomies were explored within our studio in numerous workshops. varying types of media were used to express the relationships and drivers of each of the found dichotomies.
freedom vs regiment
expanse vs constrain
particalisation vs cohesion
release vs compression