Undergrad final project. 

Construction on sloped site.

HKU

2013 Studio

supr. Olivier Ottevaere

Abyssal Plain

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Abyssal Plain

Chongqing is also know as “the city of mountain”. Like many cities that are built on a hill, native architecture adopted different strategy on sloped site. The landscape brings about intensity: the intensity of the sharp relief, of the perception of access, of the meandering of path. My visit to the city is  marked by the disorienting network of road; going into a building and it would spit you out from an unrecognizable vantage. 

This proposal attacks the site by intensifying the conflict of the topography. The convention of a horizontal navigation plane is tilted, turned into a vertical landscape, where the notion of residential tower is reinterpreted by it intimacy with the landscape, where public and private program are brought back togather on the abyssal plain.

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