Noshin Kahn And Sara Ann Yong
HOSE IN SPACE
Interested in exploring the variety of thresholds via materiality, this Hose in Space pavilion proposes a labyrinth in a timeless, non-gravity bound space that relies on materiality for its permutations of experiences within.
By using photogrammetry, this project looks at the directional nature of architecture via materiality. The symmetrical layout of the project creates a labyrinthine condition inside the pavilion, that is remedied by the transparent meshed circulatory tunnels that allow for the occupant to look outside and see references as to where they are in the pavilion. Composed of several bifurcated paths per level, the pavilion makes the occupant choose an experience and pathway to walk and experience space.
The arches serve as thresholds, markers, and anchors to keep the structure pavilion intact with respect to each level. The arches are the main indicators of the overall directionality and form of the pavilion, in an otherwise seamless membrane. The organization of the pavilion is inward facing and centralized, yet the experience of walking around and looking through the transparent mesh is externalized and outward facing, prompting the user to observe the outside more than the pavilion itself.
Because the pavilion is set in space, issues of gravity and structure are almost futile. There is a sort of lightness to the pavilion that is reinforced by the fragile appearance of the transparent tunnels. Through this investigation, we wish to spark a conversation about directionality and materiality in architecture, as well as our agency to choose the spaces we occupy and the agency to choose what we look at in a space where opaque surfaces are limited.
Noshin Khan & Sara-Ann Yong