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.
Office KCN Marunda in Jakarta, Indonesia by Atelier Cosmas Gozali
August 29th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Atelier Cosmas Gozali
Marunda is a beach in northern Jakarta shoreline, where huge container ships dock in this place. The fragments of concrete piles functioned as wave breaker and box‐shaped building with sloped roofing, lined in a row on the calm shoreline. From the open sea, those buildings looked alike with each other, often render the sailors difficult to find the place to dock.
The common way of thinking is to decide the communicative building shape to connect with human, next is to decide the needs of the occupants, and then the needs of space.
The futuristic architecture concept with the ‘anti‐clear and explicit lines’ is realized into the KCN
Marunda project as a company working in harboring and shipping areas.
The futuristic shape which has a dramatic tendency is inspired from extraterrestrial objects, such as UFO and meteor. The futuristic concept in the middle of typical buildings was chosen, because from all those buildings there must be a dominant shape.
The building looks like a flying outer space architecture. There are many artificial lighting in the lower floor, making it looks as if a UFO is floating. The futuristic concept looked as if it fights the law of nature, with the upper part looks much heavier than the lower part. The objective is to make people gasped and awed, and in the end the building will become a landmark to the surrounding neighborhood.
The landscape consisted of rocks and thick trees are arranged with a geometry shaped crop circle. Other than using the conventional wall material, the outer walls of the upper floor are covered with GRC plates. To support modern futuristic concept was originally going to use copper plate but was cancelled due to the copper material tends to draw heat.
GRC plates then arranged asymmetrically and supported by non‐structural steel frames. It also act as a secondary skin to withstand the heat. The irregular and asymmetrical shape is actually studied part by part so that it is compatible and corresponds to the direction of rainfall, wind, and sunlight.
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