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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Aurora Borealis Observatory by Marcio Rodrigues

 
August 14th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Marcio Rodrigues

Universe, nature, man_these are the fundamental ideas behind our project. The conceptual approach was the analysis of the ancient monuments where, for the first time, Man started to connect with the skies. At the same time, we know that Man started to understand the sky, when he groups the several stars. Those constellations inspired us and one of the most visible and know throughout the world is Orion. This created a basis to understand a constellation in an architecture point of view and helped us to organize the program, the space and the circulations.

Aurora Borealis Observatory

  • Architects: Marcio Rodrigues
  • Project: Aurora Borealis Observatory

Aurora Borealis Observatory

Our proposal intends to fuse with the nature, connect with the site, and with existent routes, but at the same time, create its own space, a circulation around a courtyard, which connects all the stars that we materialize with volumes. We treated the entrance volumes with an unbalance feeling to receive the people and create a symbol in the middle of the wilderness of the forest.
All the volumes were treated as part of an all, but with different feelings, orientations and ways to perceive the sky. We gave much attention to the hotel volume, with the restaurant in the ground floor, which can be accessed by the outside, the sauna in the 1st floor to have exterior space, the rooms in the upper floors and finally a accessible rooftop inspired in the mesoamerican pyramids where the hosts can have a special view over the city of Rovaniemi.

Aurora Borealis Observatory

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Aurora Borealis Observatory

Aurora Borealis Observatory

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Aurora Borealis Observatory

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