Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Bubble x in Mongkok, Hong Kong by Julien Hubert & Thomas van Gaver
March 10th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Julien Hubert & Thomas van Gaver
Located in the heart of mong Kok district, the BUBLLE X project is an object of desire. It promises the existence of a carnal place, where sensuality, eroticism and exhilaration prevail. The BUBBLE X project will be a place which draws inspiration from the satisfied and unsatisfied fantasies and sex drives.
This project materializes the movement of liquid as the corporal fluid, which runs down the body during the moments of excitation. As an adrenaline rush waving particles through the veins, inner surfaces made in red latex spread over the tower to corrupt his heart. Moving and lightness of bubbles create duality between rest spaces and living spaces in the building.
Living, partying, sleeping : the project subtly dissociates two types of programs in their volumes and areas. Hotel rooms are designed as modular standardization representing metal skin of the tower. . Housing’s buildings surrounding the site participate to this modular facade. Interior of building had to draw poeple’s attention b its color and transparency. You could imagine figures prisoner of the building, as shadow puppet…
Our aim was to simplify this contrasting programm and organize the tower in order to give clear choices for customer’s move (or route). The project represents a large variety of recreation programs, marked by bubble’s plastic themes (sports, food, nightclub, business). The way of connecting the tower with its context had to be a catalyst. It had to draw the pedestrians’ attention and to draw them to the interior of the building. The raised dancing floors are designed by volumes made in tubes integrated into the urban landscape. These volumes are cantilevered and by this way they vaunt over the public area, as inaccessible showcases obvious from the street.
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