As in previous interventions, and following them, the character and language of the existing building was preserved, for being an integral part of a period industrial complex, still showing a strong symbolic content alive in the city but which extends to the region.
An anonymous warehouse, an old recycling complex located in the industrial neighborhood in Barreiro, was selected as the new headquarters of the artist Alexandre Farto a.k.a Vhils, and his team. The new studio should articulate areas of heavy work with materials like wood and metal with office areas for the production team and social areas for everybody.
A three-storey shell building hugs the archival documents protectively – the windowless, auratic ‘shrine’ rises from the elongated protective structure like a treasure house. The treasure house is centrally located and houses the holdings of the Historical Archive and the Rhenish Picture Library. The workshops, laboratories, and workrooms of the archives, as well as public areas, are in the ring-shaped building structure. A square and a longitudinal inner courtyard are cut between the treasure house and the protective sheath, the green of the surrounding still fellow park in the south is continued in the interior.
Nonggang Forest Park is located in the typical karst landscape and dense virgin forest by the border of Guangxi. The local climate is hot and humid, and there are many eucalyptus trees around it.
Idea. The Science Centre was established as a part of the Regional Science-Technology Centre. Situated next to the Baroque Mansion overlooking the medieval castle and renaissance church took the shape sensitive to the surrounding spatial structure. Being the exposition place become an exposure object telling by itself about the landscape, geology, and the nature of the region
Gulao Water town is located beside the beautiful Xijiang River in Jiangmen city. It is famous for its natural texture surrounding the piers. As the starting point of the whole water town ecological area, the guest Center project aims at inheriting the ecological and natural characteristics of the regional water town and activating and deducing the image of the water town.
The building’s floor plan consists of two identical-sized rooms and a core in between. The plan is very shallow in-depth and has one long main facade with two short-end facades. With the shallow depth of the plan, the facade itself is the main spatial element.
The Beaver Center (Nature Conservation Center Sotla) is intended for researching nature along the Sotla river by scientists for presentation to eco-tourist nomads.
The proposal consists of transforming a warehouse located in the Perdizes neighborhood, São Paulo, into a studio for an artist.