The concept proposal is located in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport as an office tower with an adjacent parking structure. In its inception the tower is a product of preserving angles within a complex plane grid, which has been interfered by a Mobius geometric transformation. By manipulating a two-dimensional grid using asymptotic developments, it generates a series of automorphing patterns and higher dimensional structures.
Patterned geometry has many properties that contain elements beneficial for structural performance, historical reference, geometric expression, and spatial configuration. With the current scheme the tower makes use of such strategies and logic, but is condensed within a conformal geometric massing creating a tractor bundle of fluid formation.
By utilizing mathematical geometric variants in its configuration, it sets a series of angle preserving parameters which generates conformal transformations on space and surface manipulation. Using this technique or approach can lead to many variations which lead to infinity based curves and forms, radically dense configurations and intersections.
The Idea was to project a synthesis of speed, urbanization, and light projection into a form that shifts with flux like trajectories in a metallic panelized body. The body torques along the edges with stealth like streamlines creating an urban hub with dynamic angles and rooftop access. The shifting of planes are regulated by intensities of surrounding activities, framed views, and accessibility.
The iconic skyline can be viewed and experienced with a new geometric experience of urban dynamism. The architectural lighting features and green roof access allows for night recreational viewing of Hong Kong’s skyline.
Fluid Formations _ Hong Kong Ferry Terminal : A concept put forward to the New World First Ferry Services Limited to reclaim activity to the surrounding neighborhood of Whampoa.
The current design proposal is a pedestrian bridge to be located on the River Seine in Paris near the Palais du Louvre. Its objective is to synthesize an architectural response from the cultural, urban, and contemporary movements of Paris, and transport a new experience on the Seine River unique to its surroundings; including to synergize tectonic form with light and surface nuances.
The tectonic envelope that rests on the support system is composed of a light weight carbon fiber mesh and carbon fiber panel system painted with matte white automotive paint. Within the curving shell is inlayed with a black tinted hairline stainless steel for various patterning and reflections.
In the current proposal for a Contemporary Museum of Art in Buenos Aires, the inception is based on synergetic plays of volumes and interlink-interlacing manifolds of tectonic forms and panels that create a dynamic fluxion of mass, surfaces and lines. The articulations involved relay on formal masses in an arrangement or in a cohesive group that perform more than the sum of its parts.
The external cladding is an array of curved and crystallized formal geometries by which they perform with an organizational behavior pattern of trajectories and intersecting surfaces. The geometries created are resulted from guilloche patterns that have been derived from parametric Cartesian equations.
The project is an approach founded within the harmonious balance of technology, materials, form, and context. Achieving an iconic tower for Tokyo’s premier fashion district requires a methodology that achieves the beautiful, with the elegance and poetry of formal exuberance.
The tower is composed of carbon fiber composite structural frames on the exterior, to integrate the varied surface façade. The project proposes to take advantage of Tokyo’s plastic recycling-production facilities utilizing plastics as an architectural material. Varied curvatures along the exterior – range in clear surfaces, translucent-frosted material, to opaque acrylic or fiber reinforced polymers.
M A 2 is a young design office dedicated to the pursuit of innovative structures and emergent strategies. The office is constantly evolving, trying new procedures and techniques for the advancement of architecture in the digital age. As advancements occur and new discoveries are being made, M A 2 will be active in bringing dynamic proposals for the built environment. email@example.com Publications on Amazon & Lulu.com : Author : Michael Arellanes II