When it comes to considering structures, the interplay of solid and void is central to architectural composition. Manifold Masses is a project that takes these building blocks and makes a sincere attempt to emphasize the concrete quality of the air that surrounds the voluminous materials.
Harlen Miller and Sontaya Bluangtook entitled their proposal for the Kaohsiung Port Terminal 'Manifold Masses' because of the formal complexity of the areas within and around the project. The designers describe the profound importance of the two principal voids of the interior and the way that the rigid and often fragmenting structural forms embrace them. At one corner and in the center of the station, sharp mirrored facets of the building begin to pixelate and suggest a grand scale disintegration, opening it up to establish a stronger interaction with the outer environment.
Manifold Masses Explores the Contrast of Solid and Void
1. Reflective Architecture - Opportunity to incorporate reflective surfaces and materials into architectural design to create visually striking structures.
2. Solid-void Interplay - Exploring the balance between solid and void elements in architecture to create dynamic and engaging spaces.
3. Fragmented Structural Forms - Incorporating fragmented structural forms to create visually intriguing architectural compositions.
1. Architecture - Opportunity for architects to experiment with reflective surfaces, solid-void interplay, and fragmented structural forms in their designs.
2. Construction - Potential for construction companies to embrace innovative architectural designs that incorporate reflective surfaces and fragmented structural forms.
3. Interior Design - Chance for interior designers to create captivating spaces by leveraging the interplay between solid and void elements in architecture.