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ACADEMIC
STUDYING THE ANTHROPOCENE
Scientific Approach to Infrastructre Design  
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIO
Spring 2019
"Anthropocenic Architecture"


Tutor: Andrea Pinochet
Understanding time through scientific experiments helped us visualize the traditionally unseen. 

The project started with studying water and its condensations to understand control elements, change and circumstance. 

By using Hanz Haacke's Condensation Cube as a testing mechanism, the findings were then executed through drawings and diagrams.

 
Using the experiment as a formal intervention, I proposed a floating glass box as a solution to creating a Water Testing Laboratory in Hong Kong. 

Located on the riverfront in Yuen Long's industrial zone, the water that flows through the city is highly susceptible to contamination. Designed to impose minimal damage onto the site, the tower is hoisted by structural members so that the tide is unbothered.

 
Structurally, the observatory is hanging on a steel “I-Beam” frame that is grounded with concrete blocks in the bedrock of the shore.

The stairs and bore well hangs from the central ceiling beam and is controlled within a thin cylindrical shell.

This creates a centrally focused circulatory system, a steel shell and beam system.
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