The case is a public space of a construction corporation which located in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan. After many discussion, there are two realistic premise of the case, first is the appearance of classical elements as the owner expected. The second is importing the atmosphere of museum to make the public area more than a building for living. Therefore our principal point of design is to create a blended ambience of life and demonstration. We attempted to re-interpret the space based on classical aesthetics. In order to achieve the goal, we replace the burden of classical pattern with more impressionistic approach to abstracting, element converting, symbolic it. Through the contemporary approach we re-translated the space with these ingredient, hoping to reconnect the dialogue between modern simplicity and the classical elegance. The design accomplished the humble and elegant classical style concealed in uncomplicated contemporary lines.
Due to the public space is very wide and broad, we had a few approach for the concept of managing configuration plan and architecture structure. For the configuration, basically it divided into two area: Ante hall and Back Hall. We were seeking a method to create a flowing space, thus we removed all of the compartment walls, afterward the compartments is no longer been found in it. Moreover we insert an exhibiting path in this zone, opening the space of architecture in addition relinked the front and back yard, bring about the maximum possibility of producing the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. In Back Hall, we tear down the facades, allowing the maximum amount of light and wind flows can spread in. Thence the Back hall is basically a semi-outdoor transitional space. We attempt to create a semi-outdoor opened field with no column by setting every function area (such as gym, playground for children, recreation room, etc.) in each box and combining the cantilevered structure, the rotation of axis and boxes staggered to attain the goal.
The element of Classical Aesthetics is elegant and delicate. We insert the technique of contemporary aesthetics - Morph, into blurred and merged classical pattern for the top, body, seat and other explicit elements to reinterpret classical column. On several light spot, we only left the significant arc and curve of it. By drawing a few pure lines, it turned a three-dimensional into two-dimensional pattern. We made an effort on creating a space experience of classical coexist with modern as well as a sense of harmony and tension. For the ceiling of corridor outside the building, we duplicated the same method. Through the skill of Morph, the pilasters and dome retain its cross-section lines but re-sketched. Making the blurred and merged modern pattern concealed the sense of classical elegance.
The artwork for this case are tailored specifically. Following the spirit of interior design, we tried to convert the classical elements through digital skills. The series works called "Wind" appeal for capturing the organic vitality of natural energy. We used the modern computing parameters combined with new creative method of 3D printer, bringing out a new life and vigor for the classical pattern by continuous flow of the geometrical interpretation. During the creating process, we took advantage of the point, line, and surface concepts of mathematical from concentric circle to make shape dividing and reforming. After repeatedly digital simulations of curve revealed and concealed, the organic container turned out to be a unique combination of rational and sensibility. We trying to merge the qualities, characteristic of classical elements and the order of geometric aesthetics derived from contemporary digital, reflecting the Classicism a new implication.