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.
Urban Lighthouse in Göteborg, Sweden by Marcio Rodrigues
August 14th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Marcio Rodrigues
The project was develloped to a student competition promoted by chalmers, to desing a “naturum”, a nature museum, deeply connected with the river of goteborg.
TWO MAIN INTENTIONS:
beacon/lighthouse_ light possibilities of the materials. The polycarbonate panels blends with the colours of the site and with the light. it’s a neutral material which gives and industrial sense to this architecture. during the day, a silent intervention, during the night a light reference for the river and to the city skyline.
functionality_(solving the problems) main attention to the ground floor which reorganizes the bicycle /pedestrian logic (parking and walkways) and the ferry tram station. Taking advantage of the 24/7 lounge and the more public programs (cafeteria and toilets) the buildings establishes a relation with the previous communications, instead of ignoring them. In the upper floors (mainly the exhibition) the logic is to privilege the silence and see the diffuse landscape through the polycarbonate walls.
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