Urban Design Proposal
Advanced Structural Integration / Design Studio
An activity can be defined by two main aspects – the action itself and the connections it establishes within its surrounding. Within a multitude of such connections and actions product is the creation of a communication network, that informs both activity and process.
Following this idea, our project for the Olympic village of Rio deals with the topic of activity and transition, tracing through different scales and expressed by different architectural means. Main concept for organization and semiotic articulation becomes the distinction of activity types and signification of stages of transition, mapping the proximity to a highly intensified area or to one of low density. Meaningful tools in terms of semiology also include differentiated circulation patterns or continuously changing surface treatment and structure. On architectural scale our focus lays in the “in between” spaces of transition and topological transformation, exploring the wide range of variety of both internal and external spatial conditions.
"Common Ground" - XII Venice Architecture Biennale 2012
"The Essence 12" - Vienna 2012
Time + Architecture Magazine, Issue 3 (Cover) 2014
Parametric Semiology – Semiotic Potentials of tectonically articulated Shell Structures, Robert Neumayr, IASS Conference, Amsterdam 2015
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