A PLACE FOR SECRETS : "CONCEPTACLE" MODEL OF POINT LINE & PLANE

A PLACE FOR SECRETS  - STUDIO EARTH

TUTOR: Linus Tan UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE A secret can be many things - but of these many things a secret is one thing, it is knowing something which others may not. A secret may not be just knowledge but an experience. What would be secrets in architecture? Through the work on the "Conceptacle", secrets in architecture was explored as a layering of the facade to both conceal and also reveal parts of the human body as people move through the space. Depending on the position of the viewer, the pavilion may appear flat in one elevation view and yet from another point of view it has volume. Interpreting the brief as a place for keeping secrets, the proposed pavilion does not reveal all until it has been physically experienced by movement throughout the space. Knowledge is power and a secret is power. In the pavilion there are spaces that small children can enter or pass through that would be difficult for an adult to enter and children may choose whether to tell the adults about that space. Being a space that not everybody is able to enter makes this a secret space , for the imagination to run free, in the same way that a cardboard box that is too small for an adult to sit in can become a car or house to a child. The viewing stairwell is designed so that at first only the adults can see the view, the children need to ask what the adults can see. People outside the pavilion catch a glimpse of what is happening inside momentarily, through seeing feet on the floating cantilever steps, or the heads and torsos of people popping up at the top. Sometimes the allure of the secret is letting other people know you have a secret. The pavilion is also proposed to act as a subtle marker on the island that when viewed from the banks of the river opposite, that sits low and follows the contours of the land and is clad in a natural stone finish. Deep within the ground of the pavilion is buried a final secret, a recording, for only those in the lowest level of the pavilion to hear.
A PLACE FOR SECRETS - STUDIO EARTH: ELEVATIONS
A PLACE FOR SECRETS - STUDIO EARTH: PHYSICAL MODEL
A PLACE FOR SECRETS - STUDIO EARTH: SECTIONS

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A PLACE FOR SECRETS : "CONCEPTACLE" MODEL OF POINT LINE & PLANE
TUTOR: Linus Tan UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE A secret can be many things - but of these many things a secret is one thing, it is knowing something which others may not. A secret may not be just knowledge but an experience. What would be secrets in architecture? Through the work on the "Conceptacle", secrets in architecture was explored as a layering of the facade to both conceal and also reveal parts of the human body as people move through the space. Depending on the position of the viewer, the pavilion may appear flat in one elevation view and yet from another point of view it has volume. Interpreting the brief as a place for keeping secrets, the proposed pavilion does not reveal all until it has been physically experienced by movement throughout the space. Knowledge is power and a secret is power. In the pavilion there are spaces that small children can enter or pass through that would be difficult for an adult to enter and children may choose whether to tell the adults about that space. Being a space that not everybody is able to enter makes this a secret space , for the imagination to run free, in the same way that a cardboard box that is too small for an adult to sit in can become a car or house to a child. The viewing stairwell is designed so that at first only the adults can see the view, the children need to ask what the adults can see. People outside the pavilion catch a glimpse of what is happening inside momentarily, through seeing feet on the floating cantilever steps, or the heads and torsos of people popping up at the top. Sometimes the allure of the secret is letting other people know you have a secret. The pavilion is also proposed to act as a subtle marker on the island that when viewed from the banks of the river opposite, that sits low and follows the contours of the land and is clad in a natural stone finish. Deep within the ground of the pavilion is buried a final secret, a recording, for only those in the lowest level of the pavilion to hear.
A PLACE FOR SECRETS - STUDIO EARTH: ELEVATIONS
A PLACE FOR SECRETS - STUDIO EARTH: SECTIONS
A PLACE FOR SECRETS - STUDIO EARTH: PHYSICAL MODEL

PROJECTS

TUTOR: Linus Tan UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE A secret can be many things - but of these many things a secret is one thing, it is knowing something which others may not. A secret may not be just knowledge but an experience. What would be secrets in architecture? Through the work on the "Conceptacle", secrets in architecture was explored as a layering of the facade to both conceal and also reveal parts of the human body as people move through the space. Depending on the position of the viewer, the pavilion may appear flat in one elevation view and yet from another point of view it has volume. Interpreting the brief as a place for keeping secrets, the proposed pavilion does not reveal all until it has been physically experienced by movement throughout the space. Knowledge is power and a secret is power. In the pavilion there are spaces that small children can enter or pass through that would be difficult for an adult to enter and children may choose whether to tell the adults about that space. Being a space that not everybody is able to enter makes this a secret space , for the imagination to run free, in the same way that a cardboard box that is too small for an adult to sit in can become a car or house to a child. The viewing stairwell is designed so that at first only the adults can see the view, the children need to ask what the adults can see. People outside the pavilion catch a glimpse of what is happening inside momentarily, through seeing feet on the floating cantilever steps, or the heads and torsos of people popping up at the top. Sometimes the allure of the secret is letting other people know you have a secret. The pavilion is also proposed to act as a subtle marker on the island that when viewed from the banks of the river opposite, that sits low and follows the contours of the land and is clad in a natural stone finish. Deep within the ground of the pavilion is buried a final secret, a recording, for only those in the lowest level of the pavilion to hear.

PROJECTS