Terrazzo

實驗場-水磨石作為當代建材的思維與空間回應
Reflected as a Contemporary Building Material, and as a Spatial Response.

Laboratory-多元創新的實驗精神
Laboratory – Experimental Spirit with Multi-facet Innovation

水磨石作為一種人工建築物料,其製程是先將不同種類的石材、玻璃、花崗岩等物質材料碎化,並混入水泥與黏著劑製作,待新製物件凝固後再經過表面研磨、拋光逐漸形成。其製程在本質上即充滿藝術與匠藝雙重內涵,透過兩者之間的碰撞,建構出有別於過往石材運用的傳統模式,不同石材、物質、尺寸大小的搭配組合,水泥的色澤、調製比例,既有原料的排列疏密…等,讓水磨石製品產生數以千計的多元形構模式,因此,如何讓水磨石在建築物上呈現出最合宜的樣態,遂成為設計師所需面臨的一大課題,就如同在實驗室中找尋不同的素材,藉由比對、調配與多方嘗試,設計師們在其中揣摩出最完美的呈現方案。從實驗室的概念出發,便成為本次我們操作水磨石展場的設計主軸,以水磨石為主要的材料呈現,同時主牆面也以造型壁櫃與許多內含不同材質、色彩的原料碎石瓶,除了可現場提供設計師調製配比外,亦讓展場形塑出實驗室般創新的氛圍。

Terrazzo, as a kind of artificial building material, is made by crushing different kinds of materials such as stones, glass and granite, before mixing it with cement and adhesive, and once the mix is solidified, it is gradually formed by surface grinding and polishing. In essence, the production process is imbued with art and craftsmanship, as it establishes a traditional model different from the use of stone in the past, as the combination of different stones, materials and sizes, the color and mixing proportion of cement, and the arrangement density of raw materials, etc., terrazzo products produce thousands of variance of structural patterns, therefore, how to make terrazzo in the most suitable form on buildings, has become one of the major challenges designers need to face these days, much like the effort in comparing, blending and experiments, designers can try their best to present the perfect rendering solution. By starting with the concept from the laboratory, it has become the main design theme of our collaboration with this terrazzo exhibition, having terrazzo as the thematic material, while the main wall elevation was also decorated with wall cabinets containing many raw materials, gravel bottles with different materials and colors, which is available for designer to make the mixture formula onsite, which also adds to the experimental ambiance of the exhibition space.

匠藝與材料-水磨石特質的空間回應
Craft and Materials – Spatial Response to the Characteristics of Terrazzo

今日水磨石儼然成為快速竄紅的建材,它為空間營造出既古又新的感受,同時又回應到人與環境的關係。水磨石特有的工藝性與材料特質成為重要關鍵,此種由義大利人發明的建材,如何在今日延續過往石匠人的工匠精神,珍惜天然石材,透過廢棄石材再利用呼應當今對環境保護的日益重視,成了極為重要的課題。延續展場以實驗室為概念的設計主軸,我們在展區正中央特別設計一張8公尺的矩形大桌,此一具複合功能的檯面內包含各式材料面板,並崁入電腦,除了作為櫃台,亦是材料展示、討論交流、實驗調製的所在。桌面上亦以大量實驗室物件、道具、工廠傳統水磨石道具做為現場解說與實作之用,搭配實驗室的空間營造,透過空間設計,打造水磨石產業面對新零售的嶄新模式-以分享創新及新互動美學的工匠精神,建立展場的新型態體驗。

Nowadays, Terrazzo has become a popular building material, as it creates an antiquated yet contemporary feel for the space, and at the same time, it addresses the relationship between people and the environment. As the unique craftsmanship and material characteristics of Terrazzo has also become critical, this building material invented by Italians, how to sustain the craft tradition of stone craftsmen in the past, how to preserve the natural stone, as well as reusing the waste stone to reflect the increased emphasis on environmental preservation, has become an very important issue. By extending the main exhibition theme of the laboratory, a large 8 meters long rectangular table was designed as the central area of the exhibition space, as this composite-function table comprises of various material panels with computers embedded, served as not just a counter but also a place where exchanges on material display and experimental blends are tested. On table-top, there were also large number of laboratory equipment, traditional terrazzo factory props for on-site demonstration, complemented by the spatiality of the laboratory in creating a new model of how new retail affects the terrazzo industry, as much as sharing the craft tradition spirit that is innovative, and as a discourse on interactive aesthetic spirit, a brand-new experience of an exhibition site.

展場到戲台-複合使用的設計思考
From Exhibition to Drama Stage – Design Discourse on Composite Usage

我們刻意將水磨石展區挑選在石材展會場的中央位置,約莫40坪大小的空間位於兩條主要動線的交會處,展場規劃除了既有的展示、揀選調製、討論交流等功能之外,也特別在展區設計中融入戲台概念,撤下大桌面上的各種物件後,展區空間儼然成為一個絕佳的講座與發表會舞台,講者以實驗室原料瓶為背景,在桌後的空間操作、演繹,加上牆面大螢幕的輔助解說,讓整個會場都成為腹地,形成整體空間的視覺焦點。此外,展區地板也特別設計成15*15公分的可拆卸水磨石,讓臨時性的展示空間在活動結束後可回收再利用,讓建材回應當今的環保課題並兼顧紀念功能。這不僅只是單純的室內設計,而是大自建築視角,小至事件(event)介入的全方位思維,從功能性到設計的各個層面,水磨石展場都具備了多元運用的特質,從一般商品空間的展示性到講座發佈空間的儀式性,皆巧妙地兼容其中。

As we deliberately selected the center of the masonry material exhibition site as the terrazzo exhibition area of approximately 120 square meters in size, located at the intersection of the two main circulation paths, so apart from the existing functions of display, selection, arrangement, discussion and communication, the idea of drama stage was also imbued in the design of the exhibition area, and once it is cleared of all objects on the large table, the exhibition space can be turned into an excellent stage for lectures and presentations, as the speaker can operate with the laboratory bottles as the backdrop with large screen on the wall for making presentation. In addition, the floor layout of the exhibition area is specially designed as a 15*15 cm detachable terrazzo, allowing the temporary display space to be recycled after the event, a gesture addressing today’s environmental issues, as well as serving a commemorative function. This is not only a simple interior design, but a comprehensive constructivist perspective from the angles of all aspects of the event curation, and from the functional to the design levels, the Terrazzo exhibition embodied the characteristics of multiple usages, the display of general merchandise, to the ceremonial nature of the lecture.

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