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Vincent Huang 黄 旭 维

Introduction My name is Vincent Huang, I’m a third year student of Bachelors of Environments in the University of Melbourne, Major in Architecture. I came from Guangdong China, a place which inherits the traditions from mainland China, at the same time receives innovations from all over the world. I came to Melbourne 5 years ago with my family, the beautifulness, the profound culture, substantial lifestyle made Melbourne became the next destination of my family, and I really love to live in here. Unlike those people have a strong mind about their career, at the moment I still haven’t make up my mind about my career, however, I have never felt lost. Because I believe I’m in a right direction. The most influential aspect that affect my on making the decision of studying Architecture is, I would like to think like an architect. A good architect should be creative, evolving, strict, logical, courageous and wise, passionate, assiduous, responsibly, these skills and attitudes will definitely enrich my career and my life, and I’m on the Way!

Digital Design Experience I have done Virtual Environment on Year 1, David was my Tutor at the time, and it’s very lucky to have David as my Tutor in Studio AIR again. I firstly encountered Rhino in Virtual Environment, and I used to be quiet familiar with this software, however, I discontinued the exploration of Rhino afterward, instead of, I got to know about AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Illustrator, Revit, and other software. I may need some time to be familiar with Rhino again. From what I have experienced with all these digital design Computer aided software so far, I feel like AutoCAD, Sketch Up are more tend to help to express or visualise a design, but Rhino is more likely to create something new and special, I look forward to explore more about Rhino and Grasshopper in this semester.


as Discourse

Week 1


In the reading of Greg Lynn, he raised a term Blobitecture, it’s a term for an architectural school in which organic shapes are the aim, bulging, cellular, amoeba-like buildings its expression. I found the Selfridge in Birmingham when I did the research about Greg Lynn’s article, and this building really impressed me a lot. This ‘strange’ shopping centre is located in Birmingham, and now it’s one of the landmark of the city. It’s design by an England architecture firm FUTURE SYSTEM. This building completed by 2003 and open to the public on 2014, and sooner became a well-known, one of the most popular shopping spot for Birmingham Citizens.

The façade of the building is very recognizable and unique gives scale, texture and an accentuation of the building curvature. And most of it is to do with the 15,000 aluminium discs and Yves Klein blue background on the surface. Seen from almost any nook and corner viewpoint in central Birmingham, this unexpected building - unclassifiable in neat, art-historical terms - is all but guaranteed to raise a smile. An ersatz urban cliff, a giant sea anenome, a friendly, blob-like alien, the mother of all magic mushrooms, this is the department store as unalloyed architectural entertainment. Future systems’ vision was a building form that would fit the contextually diverse site, while embracing Selfridges’



require of an internally-focused, windowless box. Hence there’s no side window for the whole structure, however, huge are of the glass roof light makes this building more efficient in lighting. Without the restriction of the side window, the whole façade a playground for the architect. Surprisingly such a stunning façade does not cost as much as we thought it would be. The varying curved geometry, and non-developable shape of the building has made the modularization of the structural components difficult and costly. And it prompted FUTURE SYSTEM to look at more homogeneous and unconventional methods of façade construction. In the end expanded metal mesh was used as the permanent formwork, they are bent on site fol-

site follow the curvature and supported by the floor slabs within the building using an adjustable scaffold system. Afterward, spray concrete was used for the membrane of the façade. This is an example of using a innovation method on the traditional material to reduce the cost and make impression happens.

The building is a romantic metaphor machine, stimulating its creators and crit¬ics to call it a dress, a diamante bustier, a boulder, a sea monster, an alien, a cloud, even an insect’s eye” (Metropolis 125)

The concept of the tower at the beginning was very simple, we just wanted to make something organic but different, more natural and softer and not something too strong that would remind people of money or power. Ma Yan Song

The second precedent that made me impressive was the Absolute World Tower, in Absolute World Towers in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. This building is design by a Chinese Architecture firm MAD Studio, a studio that builds futuristic architecture based on contemporary interpretation of the eastern spirit of nature. Ma Yansong was the founder. This building is completed on 2012, it’s a winning project back from the worldwide competition on 2006. The design was recognized as the “Best Tall Building Americas” in the 2012 CTBUH Awards program. When the tower project was proposed to the public, originally with only one tower, the scheme was so popular that all unites sold out just days after the release of the building plans. According to this grateful response, the developer decided to buy an adjacent plot and build a second tower to meet the demand. Unlike the traditional of normal vertical high-rise building, MAD’s design for Absolute World Tower did no focus on the vertical lines, instead they designed a smooth, continuously balconies that wrap each floor of the building with glass, it gives a smooth misery look for the façade. One tower record height of 170metre and the other with 150 metre.


WORLD Mississauga

In height of 170 and 150 metres, the Absolute Towers contain apartments on each of their oval-shaped floors. Most importantly, every storey of the apartment is varied, each successive level, the floor plate is incrementally rotate in a range of one to eight degrees, and it gives the building a curved and twisted outline. The Absolute World Tower is definitely an impressive building. The buildings hope to provide residents with an emotional connection to their hometown and neighbours, and a local landmark to define the city. It’s been fondly dubbed “the Marylyn Monroe towers” by local resident in homage to the curvaceous appeal of Marilyn Monroe. That show how much the local people love and proud of their new landmark. When I firstly found this building when reading a Magazine, it reminds me about another award winning project the Aqua Tower in Chicago, the Aqua Tower is another impressive building to me. They obviously has different design approach, but they both impressed me by their curvature body.

ORBIS Apartment The orbis apartment is the one that closest to us, it’s under construction at the moment, and, and it will complete it mid-2014. The developer of the building is Arno Corporation, I believe this is one of the unique developers in Melbourne area, there project are all quiet special and eye attracting, such as The Face apartment in St Kilda, S Residences in Toorak, and of course, the Orbis apartment in South Melbourne. Here is what the director of the Arno Corporation, Andrew Cook said “We want to create buildings that make people stop and look and have a point of difference.” The building is design my ARM Architecture, also a Melbourne based award winning firm. At the first glance, I felt like this more a sculpture rather than an apartment, the main façade of the building seem like the mark that a ball bounced on, and left behind. However the colour of the façade is well matched, the surface of the sphere area are paint gold, with the black balcony that really enhance the sphere sculpture. It’s like an art piece and my eye could not move away from it.

The design of the façade was inspired by the sculptures of Anish Kapoor, he has many sphere sculpture, such as the well-known ArcelorMittal Orbit in the London Olympic Park in 2012. If the Selfridge in Birmingham is impressed because its innovation blobitectural façade, and the Absolute World Tower is impressed by bold approach of the twist form, then the Orbis Apartment is impressed by its irrational, randomness attempts. And it also inspire me, for the project I do later on in Air Studio, also my journey as an architecture student, we always need some irrational, unconventional, impulse, inspiration, and guts to inspire our design.

Inspired by Anish Kapoor’s giant urban mirror form, we have built a sculpture in which to reside. It is surreal, like Magritte’s LaVoix des airs. It is new, it is unexpected.” McDougall

South Melbourne





Guggenheim Museum Bilbao & The Crystal, Las Vegas The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao designed by Frank Gehry has been mentioned a lot among the Studio Air student corresponding to the computation design architecture. While we are amazed by this stunning, magical, unexpected form of architecture, this idea of the building was came from a hand drawing with many irregular lines. And with no doubt, it’s impossible to resolve these lines, or maybe very difficult to represent these forms using the method (hand drawing) we did before. Frank Gehry did seek help from the computer and maximize the benefit of computation, an aerodynamic software which normally used in spaceships and airplane design has helped him. And the achievement of this Museum been successfully built was what makes it a great precedent in Computation Design Architecture. The Crystal shopping centre in Las Vegas is also benefited by the aid of computation

Computation, Analysis The computation affect the design in two major ways, one is to analysis, and the other is to create. The computer is distinguished by its ability to process, to calculate, to memorise and analysis, with the aid of computation, the roughly triangulated geometries and simple blobs of the early 2000’s have given way to the possibility of complex geometries at multiple scales with details approaching the threshold of human visibility. In terms of analysis ability, it can be splits into several parts. First is the advantages in illustration, by using the Computer Aided Design programs such as AutoCAD, Rhino, 3DsMax, Sketch up, we can draw and build the model much more efficiently, and 3D modelling helps the architecture to illustrate their ideas to the clients much easier and clearer. Hence working in large scale projects is now easier. The second is the ability of prediction, which with the aid of computation, by inputting the correct data of the site (solar, wind, position, and forecast feature) the computer will generate more accurate information about how the building will perform in each situations. More importantly, computer can calculate the cost of construction and maintenance more precisely. The third part is the simulation, and this is more about the construction of the building.



Computation, Creation Beyond the ability of the analysis, nowadays, the confluence of advances in both computation and fabrication technologies gives the architects the possibility of creating, designing and constructing hitherto unimaginable forms. Yes, the computer now can create new geometry, forms. However, the creation of the computation does not come from any inspiration, like human creations do. A single object with millions of unique facets would take very long to draw. But computation may explore these opportunities, using parametric approaches, and these usually involve morphing existing geometries using control parametric approach, rather than creating geometries that are totally new. In simpler term, it means that with the given rules control by human, the computer can generates different geometries and forms that human hands can’t. Of coarsely, the parameter do not control the geometry directly. Instead they control the operations of a timebased, predefined process. The transformation or generation of geometry maybe expected or unexpected. These geometries are not rely on randomness, they are deterministic, but not entirely predictable. Just like what I talk about in the first week’s journal, they are unexpected With the aid of computational approach, the architects can devise absolutely surprising, unexpected topographies and topologies that go far beyond what they could have traditionally conceived. The sum up this week, a computational approach allows architectures to be embedded with an extraordinary degree of information. Revolutionary Structure and surface can now be shown in higher resolutions, seemingly endless distinct formations can now be generates. The processes in computation can generate highly specific local conditions, at the same time, it makes sure an overall continuity and coherency.

Subdivided Columns, by Michael Hansmeyer. Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer, and he uses of algorithms and computation to generate architectural form. The subdivided columns by Michael Hansmeyer is simply stunning by its ornamentations, they are generated by changing the folding ratio. The original form was four cylinders, inspired by cell division, he wrote algorithms that design outstanding, unusual, unexptected shapes and forms with millions of facets. The column has been subdivided iteratively about 8 times, and each columns has 5.8 million faces. It takes a person maybe a year or longer to draw an elevation, but only takes the computer short time. And this column is actually buildable, they used to divide the column horizontally into thin layers, and then use the laser cutter to cut the demanded shape, and put them on top of each other. Later on, they can build the column with the 3D printer.

PARAMETRIC ARCHITECTURE This is the first time I heard about the term parametric design, yes, you are right, my first time, even though I may already know what it is, but I don’t know there’s a term to classified these architecture designs. I know that parametric design is what we are going to do for the remain of the course, hence this topic worth me to take deep analysis on, I want to figure out what parametric design actually is, and how much it impact on the architecture design industry, and in the end, the most important thing is, how it can guide me to the correct direction in the rest of the subject, furthermore, to use the technique correctly in my journal of design. When I input the term parametric architecture into Google image search, I found a lot of creative, highly computational, wonderful, weird 3d models, they may a surface, they might be an 3D object with organic forms, they might be just simply stunning beautiful patterns that I have seem somewhere before, maybe a façade of a building, maybe from architecture journals, however, I didn’t know that’s called, or have use a technique, call Parametric Architecture. Parametric design has already come to many parts of our life, The more I research about parametric design, the more confuse I feel about it, I have so many questions popping up on my mind, if I don’t resolve these questions properly, I won’t be able get a proper direction on the rest of the study in Air Studio

Discuss what make tecture so popular

Defining of parametric Initially, a parametric definition was simply a mathematical formula that required values to be substituted for a few parameters in order to generate variations from within a family of entities. Today it is used to imply that the entity once generated can easily be changed. (Yessios 2003) After these research, the definition of a parametric design for me is, it’s about mathematics, by turning every elements of the design into a function of variable, and by varies the functions, or maybe rewriting the algorithms, then different forms of architecture can be designed. Hence, the parametric design is not a new techniques, in ancient architecture, there’s a thing called Golden Ratio, and many famous building like The Parthenon in Greek, the Pyramid in Egypt, Notre Dame de Paris in France have follow this rule. What have been changed now, is the invention of computer, a machine that can resolve complex algorithms in a rapid speed, and rarely make mistakes.

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Shenzhen Airport by Reiser Umemoto in Shenzhen, China The Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen China is designed by Reiser Umemoto from RUR Architecture, it’s still under construction. It’s distinct by its rhombus geometries.

Beijing National Stadium by Herzog & de Meuron in Beijing, China This complex structure was inspired by the Chinese Art and culture the “Bird’s nest”, the form of the stadium is simple but the geometric structure is very complex. The main elements support each other and converge into a grid formation, embracing the philosophy of balance and harmony.

Guangzhou Opera by Zah Hadid Architects in Guangzhou China The building features undulating and curvaceous forms that move along with visitors as they navigate through the space. As Guangzhou is a fast developing city with ra long historical standing, when designing the major geometries, Zaha, has consider to creates a dialogue with the emerging new town.

Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry & Partners, Los Angeles USA This project looks very similar to the Guggenheim Museum, also design by Frank Gehry.



CASE STUDY 1.0 Matrix








CASE STUDY 1.1 I explored the file of the ARM portrait, I adjusted the Plane Components, the surface control points, also the multiplications additions, also the image sampler. I changed a the image, and explore the effect of changing the Plane Component, later on, I changed the surface controlled point, and adjust the number of the strips, multiplication and addition has also adjusted. What we found: Image Sampler works well with the math operators such as multiplications What we didn’t expect: such The role Plane components played in this script







INDEX Plane Component 1 2 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1.4 1.1.5 1.1.6 1.1.7



1.1.8 1.1.9 1.1.10 1.1.11 1.1.12



Divide Surface U V count count

Amplitude Multipication 1 2
















1.2.7 1.2.1 Original 1.2.2 Cone, Heght determined by IS (Image Sampler) 1.2.3 Z Moved, Inward Offset, Distance by IS, Loft 1.2.4 Z Moved distance by IS, Outward Offset distance by IS, Loft 1.2.5 Z Moved distance by IS, Outward Offset distance by IS, Loft 1.2.6 Z Moved up and down, distance by IS, Outward Offset distance by IS, Loft 1.2.7 Adjust the surface from 1.2.6


I mainly focus on exploring the possibilities of using the image sampler to create variation of the geometries. MOVE, GRAFT, LOFT, CONE CIRCLE has been used. What we found: Image Samplers works well with the math operators, and add the NUMBER after the operators, it can control the motion of the MOVE, the distance of the OFFSET Using the GRAFT can control which two curve to loft What we didn’t expect There’s a beautiful pattern has been generated. The flower shape, which is caused by six circles overlapping, and the centre of the circles are generated from a HEXGRID. What we still need to find out: What the function of uvP, in the Surface Control Point.






1.3.1 The Original 1.3.2 Move the CIRCLES using the VECTOR PLANE, Loft 1.3.3 Find the CENTER of the CIRCLES of 1.3.2, Moved using VECTOR PLANE OF THE DIVIDED SURFACE, CONE 1.3.4 Move the CIRCLES of 1.3.1, Offset, DISTANCE by IS

CASE STUDY 1.3 A twisted surface has been SURFACE DIVIDed, the IMAGE SAMPLE has still been used to the source of variation to control the Radius of the CIRCLE. The VECTOR has been used to determine the orientation of the circle plane. The techniques I used in Case Study 1.2 are also used here. What we found: NORMALVECTOR output of the SURFACE DIVIDE is very useful when determining the vector of the curved surface. What we didn’t expect: When two layers CIRCLES look funny.




CASE STUDY 1.4 In this Case, I explore the ELLIPSE tool to create the oval, IMAGE SAMPLE is used as the source of variation of the Radius of the Ovals.



Reverse Engineering

The Park Hotel, design by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM). This project is distinctive for its profound implementation of sustainable design strategies, with special attention paid to the building’s relationship to its site, daylighting and views. Solar studies influenced the site orientation and building massing, with program spaces concentrated in the north and south facades, and service circulation on the west to reduce heat gain.


Project Analysis The facade provides a range of transparency according to the needs of the spaces inside. Perforated and embossed metal screens over a high-performance glazing system give privacy to the hotel rooms while allowing diffused daylight to enter the interior spaces, and provides acoustic insulation from trains passing nearby. The opaque areas of the cladding shield the hotel’s service areas from public view. The shape of the facade’s openings, as well as the three-dimensional patterns on the screens themselves, were inspired by the forms of the metalwork of the crown jewels of the Nizam, the city’s historic ruling dynasty. The reason of choose this project to reengineer is because of it reflects our design arguments. The project has rich and volumed context to the history and surround of the site; Sunlight has been seriously consider; also the flowers pattern on the stripe of the outter facade created senses of unexpectances.

Breaking Down the Project

There are three main parts in this project that can be parametrically re-engineered. They are: The Flowers Patterns of the facade, The selection of the Hollow pattern and solid pattern The shape of the Stripes of each level.

Flower Pattern

Hollow and Solide Pattern

The Wavy Strips CASE STUDY 2.0


Documentation of the Process: PATTERN








Documentation of the Process: PATTERN

CASE STUDY 2.1 Techniques breakdown

The Flower Pattern of the Park Hotel looks familiar to us, Refered back to the Case Study 1.2, the exploreation of 1.2.3 has the similar pattern however, it's generated from the overlapping of the circle control by the hexgrid. Hence we decided to start with the HEXGRID. (2.1.1)

In Case Study 1.4, Ellipse were used to create the Oval shapes, which looks similar to the shape of flowers petals of the Park Hotel facade Pattern, hence we decided to use ELLISPE to generate the petals,(2.1.2) the planes for the petals are base on the centre of the HEXGRID After the first Petals were created, we try to ROTATE the petals, we used Math Operation PI, to rotate the petals to left and right in a specific angle. (2.1.4) (2.1.5) We then MERGE the three petals together (2.1.3) We adjusted the size of the Radius of the ELLIPSE, to find the suitable size, that similar to the Park Hotel Project Pattern. (2.1.3) Base of the HEXGRID, the petals became the flower pattern. (2.1.6)




Documentation of the Process: SOLID AND HOLLO

CASE STUDY 2.2 Techniques breakdown From Case Study 1, we experience how IMAGE SAMPLE can be use as a source for creating variation, hence we create a IMAGE and try to creat variation on the size of the ELLIPSE and simulate the effect of the solid and hollow pattern. We sucess to create different sizes ovals, but using an image with a back part in the middle. (2.2.2)The next step is to use an image with random black and white stripes to create the solid and hollow effect of the Park Hotel Facade, We believe that by putting a proper image, the ramdon effect of solid and hollow can be created. Next page are the testings.






Documentation of the Process: SOLID AND HOLLO

CASE STUDY 2.2 Techniques breakdown MATRIX


Pattern Output









Documentation of the Process: Facade, the Wavy

The techniques developed from the CASE STUDY 1.1 has been use in generating the facade of the Park Hotel.

Plane Component to determine the v the stripes

Controling the number of the stripe and the number of the control points on each stripe The Facade looks like the lights reflection on water, hence, we choose this photo as the IMAGE SAMPLER



Addition, Multiplications are used to help to find the desired amplitute to wave and the thickness of each stripe

t are used vector of


Image domain 0~1.0 CASE STUDY 2.0

Loft between the two lines


Documentation of the Process: Facade, the Wavy

Variation of IMAGE DOMAIN Info of Amplitude 1 A(Image) X B(5) Plane Vector:Z Infor of Amplitude 2 A(Image) X B(5) Plane Vector: Z Image domain 0~1.0

Image doma

Variation of Addition of Amplitude Set Info of Amplitude 1 A(Image) X B(5) Plane Vector:Z Infor of Amplitude 2 A(Image) X B(5) Plane Vector: Y

A1 Addition 5 A2 Addition 3.120

A1 Addition 6A2 Addition 10

Variation of IMAGE DOMAINInfo of Amplitude 1A(Image) X B(5)Plane Vector:ZInfor of Amplitude 2A(Image)

Variation of Addition of AmplitudeSet Info of Amplitude 1A(Image) X B(5)Plane Vector:ZInfor of Amplitude 2A(Image

Stripes, the MATRIX

ain 0~2.0

Image domain 0~4.0

A1 Addition 6 A2 Addition 8 A1 PlaneVector Y A2 Plane Vector Z

Image domain 0~8.0

A1 Addition 6 A2 Addition 8 A1 Multi 23 A2 Multi 19 A1 PlaneVector Y A2 Plane Vector X

X B(5)Plane Vector: Z

e) X B(5)Plane Vector: Y

A1 Addition 6A2 Addition 8A1 PlaneVector YA2 Plane Vector Z A1 Addition 5A2 Addition 3.120 A1 Addition 6A2 Addition 8A1 Multi 23A2 Multi 19A1 PlaneVector YA2 Plane Vector X



Assemble CASE Study 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Together

Image domain 0~1.0 MAP on Surface


Using the MAP ON SURFACE, it’s not able to put on the strips, firstly, the patterns can only te mapped on one stripes, and the pattern is seriously squeezed, hence map the flower pattern on the surface of the cone instead



2.4.2 Instead of using the MAP ON SURFACE, this time we used the project, another problem is tha we still can only project the fllower patters on one stripes, and one direction, hence I duplicated the stripe after it’s been baked. And now the CASE STUDY 2 is basically completed.


Technique Develoment THE PARK HOTEL

Technique: Development

Technique Development Patterning

Technique: Development

Technique Development Patterning

Technique: Development

Technique Development Patterning

Technique: Development

Expression of Interest Patterning


Since it’s project on freeway, the project should focus on enhancing the movement, and driving experience for the freeway users, by creating something unexpected. It’s an open area with sufficient sunlight, the design should not forget the context of the surrounding environment and link to the City of Wyndham’s future plan as it’s the gateway.

Expression of Interest

Inspiration from Precedents


The Project we did in Case Study 2.0 inspired us a lot. If the wavy stripes of the hotel is for the outside viewers, then the flowers pattern of the stripe is a gift for the interior users. It can not be easily recognized from the outside, however, it created a unexpected experience for the interior users. The range of transparency of the pattern is accordng tot he neds of the spaces inside, and maintain the balance between the sunlight intake and privacy. the six petal flower patterns are appealing to us.

Saft Vibrant





In terms of the context to the City of Wyndham, we read through the Wyndham City Future Plan, and found the 6 Missions of Wyndham city development. We would like to symbolise the ‘6’ missions in ‘6’ elements with our ongoing design. The next step we would like to find any unexpectance throgh the testings

Expression of Interest

Inspiration from Precedents





We test affect the sunlight effect of the ‘6’ pattern. If we are going to have a facade of patterns, this will be what it’s shadows look like on the road. Also, in the drivers point of view, the white pattern on the picture will be the view of the blue sky for them. Each of the pattern create beautiful pattern under the sunlight, however, if does fulfill our argument on enhence on movement and driving experience of the drive as they look still.

Expression of Interest

Inspiration from Precedents 2

Patterning development

Dior Ginza

Inspired by another project, the Dior Ginza, it double layer patterns were used here, during the daytime, the facade looks normal, however, in night time, with the aim of lighting, the facade provides unusual experience for both interior users and outdoor pedestrains. We decided to try double layer patterns

Daytime Movement Test Something unexpected happenned, by having two layers of pattern, the phantoscope effect was created. However, this pattern does not look attractive to us.

Expression of Interest

Inspiration from Precedents 2

Patterning development

In the end the double layer of the flower patterns has the most impressive effect over three, by simulating the view on the driver’s point, there’s always part of the pattern looks like flowers and the other end look like stars. The pattern is no longer ramdan but rational. And this is the experience we want the freeway users to have. Here is a video that beter illustrate the sunlight pattern.

Expression of Interest

Inspiration from Precedents 2

Nightime Lighting Proposal

Patterning development

Considering Proposed Form After the decision of the double layer flower patterns has confirmed, now it comes to the form decision. Orientation Since to maximise the effect of sunlight is one of our major arguments, hence the form should be place on the northem side of the road. Layout It can be both on top of the road or stand tall near the road, and the direction should be facing to the incoming traffic direction. Distance from the road the pattern should be big enough for people on the fast pasing freeway users to obtain the patterm. Also, the closer the facade to the road, the quicker the pattern moves. Reversely, the further the project is away from the road, The pattern can be observe in a relatively slower speed. However, the further the facade is from the road, the harder it will be in having beautiful shadows on the road. Context Since we have decided to use the ‘6‘ missions for 6 elements as our design principl, it’s possible to have a form combine from 6 parts. Size In the speed of 100km/h, each freeway user should have at least 6 seconds of experience in this project.

Expression of Interest


Location of the Project

The Proposed project location is on the Site 2, which is the north to the Inbound traffic to the Melbourne CBD and the Wyndham City, we would like make this project an announcement for the inbound traffics, as they are entering the more developed, fast growing region.


Proposed Form

The first proposed form is to have 6 sephere connect together, and create the wavy facade, by doing so, the freeway users will have the chance to explore the patterns 6 times, also, the size of the pattern on each sephere can be varied

Expression of Interest

Fabrication and material Fabrication Real World: Dark Material, NonReal World: thin, steel, truss Glare, light weight, steel structure Model: Black, non-Glare paper Model: perspex

Expression of Interest

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