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.
Hong Kong Ferry Terminal in China by Michael Arellanes II (MA2)
September 25th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Michael Arellanes II (MA2)
In continuation of the study of vector based geometries, the Hong Kong Ferry Terminalis a proposal that demonstrates the aesthetics of vector curvatures and natural parameterization. The formulation of forces and arcs give rise to multiplicity in Euclidean geometry around a given set of parameters. Due to the magnitude and direction of layered line segments, the connecting lines generate varied degrees of arcing paths and surfaces, from simple to the complex. The increase in variables may restrict or give rise to excessive deformation in reasoned geometric expression. The intention behind the ferry terminal is to focus the current modes of curved vector tectonics and apply its discourse into the synthesis ofthe body or shell of the building.
The ferry terminal is located near Hong Kong’s Whampao neighborhood district, connecting its passengers from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. Its programmatic features consists of 2000sq meters of buildable area, including a waiting area, office of operations, loading/unloading dock, and neighborhood connective space. The terminals body is activated by a series of torque and fold operations in synchronization with its aerodynamic roof structure. In addition,the hyper-tech viewing area along with the arching panelized surfaces that branch and ramp the pedestrian into the space, generate possible new activation to the current surrounding and broaden its programmatic features.
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