The Train Nest is Made Up of Repeated Forms and Perforations

Masters student Feiyu Qi described the types of forms that fascinate him, happening to create the very patterns that deeply disturb people with a psychological disorder called Trypophobia. The designer's Train Nest project features plenty of small openings and repeated shapes that bother these sufferers; however, the features create architectural characteristics that make a mesmerizing experience for most people who would enter the building.

This proposal is a reinterpretation of Vienna's existing Westbahnhof train station. It houses the many platforms and atria, entangling them in bony, veiny and fibrous structures with spiky volcano-like roofs. The Train Nest is a chaotic-looking transportation hub that would -- perhaps surprisingly -- house a logical program. Its extraterrestrial construction has an unexpected organic quality of a growing organism.