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OBSCURE INTERCONNECTION ROYCE TSANG ARCHITECTURAL ASSIOCATION - INTERMEDIATE 6 2009 -2010


RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROGRAM PROGRAMMATIC STRATEGY AND SCALE OF BUILDINGS The program of the buildings has a relationship to the scale fo the buildings and Beak Street is the most interesting street compared to the other two builidngs Beak Street is between Regent St. and Lexington St. therefore the programs within the street has the merge with Regent St. and Lexington St. therefore the scale of the building is very different. The outline of the buildings illustrates that Beak St. has more scale difference in terms of height and width.

BROADWICK STREET

Within the three streets, each has their unique characteristic. Broadwick St., are compile with mainly offices and the width of the street is amoung the widest along the other street. The scale of the buildings in Lexington St., are relatively smaller then the buildings in Broadwick St., and Beak St. is the most interesting as the scale of the building gradually increases towards Regent St. The programs in each street is different as well. Beak St. contains the most variation of programs and therefore the scale of the buildings are of various size in comparison with the other two streets.

LEXINGTON STREET

BROADWICK STREET

BEAK STREET

LEXINGTON STREET

BEAK STREET

Boutiques Office Restaurants Residential


PROGRAMMATIC STRATEGY VISIBILITY ON PROFILED FACADES

PROFILED FACADES (LEFT)

A

2

When view from Upper John’s Street profiles are visible as just linear lines but as orientated along Beak Street, profiles starts to align and revealing hidden spaces (Negativity).

PROFILE FACADES (RIGHT)

As one is orientated along Beak Street the series of equally spaced profiled surfaces will align and therefore revealing possible private spaces (negativity).

FACADE DETAILS (LEFT)

2

Facade Details included doors, windows and frames is a possible factor for oneself to predict the negativity behind the facade. However it is too obvious as a solid facade.

FACADE DETAILS (RIGHT)

A

As oneself orientates along Beak Street, negavitity are as visible as view from Upper John’s Street therefore no camouflage principle.

BUILDINGS (LEFT)

BUILDINGS (RIGHT)

BEAK STREET

1

B

A

2

3 4

5 6

7


BECOMING HABITAT

100

LEVEL OF INTIMACY

FLOOR PLATES

The Interior orgnisation of the Bath House and the Beauty Lounge are organised according to to the level of intimacy and the needs of the customers. For example the less intimacy programs are allocated in the lower floors and as the floor level increases teh level of intimacy increases as well.

50

0

FOURTH LEVEL

In order to increase the interconnection between the level of intimacy and public and private spaces the interior rooms are organised at different levels allowing consumers viewing through more rooms and the public areas.

CHANGING ROOM 4000mm SWIMMING POOL

THIRD LEVEL STEAM ROOM

3000mm

Finally one will find himself finishing the jouney in the swimming pool which the level of intimacy decreases compared to the lower levels.

SAUNA

BODY & FOOT MASSAGE

HAIR TREATMENT

FACIAL TREATMENT & MAKE-UP

COLD POOL

SECOND LEVEL WARM POOL

After relaxing with the temperature pools consumers will be directed to the termpature rooms and massage room and the level of intimacy varies in this level.

3000mm

HOT POOL

CHANGING ROOM

CHANGING ROOM MEN

As one enters to the second floor the spatial partitioning will direct one to the changing room and to the temperature pools which the level of intimacy increased gradually from the ground level.

NAILS TREATMENT

GROUND LEVEL

WOMEN

4500mm

There are four levels within the Bath House and two levels within the Beauty Lounge. As the ground floor of the Bath House will maintain the use of Sweaty Betty, the arrangement of programs for the boutique store has remain the same.

BEAUTY LOUNGE

SWEATY BETTY & BATH HOUSE

90°

32°

86°

BEAK STREET

32°

86°

86°

90° 90°

32°


APPLICATION OF PATTERN

Finally swimming pool should have a average degree of transparency therefore the spacing is 190mm between each lourves and rotated at an increase angle of 1However with the stream room and sauna the level of intimacy required is less therefore the angle rotated by an increase of 1°.

CHANGING ROOM

SPATIAL PARTITONING 4TH LEVEL

SWIMMING POOL

STEAM ROOM

SAUNA

However with the stream room and sauna the level of intimacy required is less therefore the angle rotated by an increase of 1°.

SPATIAL PARTITONING 3RD LEVEL BODY & FOOT MASSAGE

HAIR TREATMENT

FACIAL TREATMENT & MAKE-UP

COLD POOL

SPATIAL PARTITONING 2ND LEVEL

Having changing room in a floor requires high level of privacy therefore the depth, spacing and the angle of rotation have to be increased in order to protect the privacy of the customers.

WARM POOL

HOT POOL

CHANGING ROOM

CHANGING ROOM MEN

SPATIAL PARTITONING 1ST LEVEL NAILS TREATMENT

Spatial partitioning are created in order to create another degree of transparnecy from the level of intimacy required from the internior space. Therefore each louvre are rotated accordingly.

WOMEN

FLOOR PLATES

180°

STRUCTURAL PROFILING

With the structural profiling it provides various degree of transparency according to the orientation of observer viewing along the public space (Beak St. and Upper John St.) The degree of transparancy is divided in 7 different degrees and 90° has the highest degree of transparency allowing observer to view the interior space of the bath house.

150°

120°

BEAK STREET

30°

90°

60°

0° 30°

60°

90°

120°

150°

180°


1600

875

PROGRAMMATIC STRATEGY PATTERN OF USE

3000

CHANGING ROOM

3000

SWIMMING POOL

SAUNA

STEAM ROOM

3000

12 975

BODY & FOOT MASSAGE

COLD POOL WARM POOL HOT POOL

CHANGING ROOM

PUBLIC ACCESS TO KINGLY COURT

75 60

575

250

200

1725

1325

4500

BOUTIQUE

575

VERTICAL SECTION PERSPECTIVE 1:25

10 625

1700



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