Birdeye rendering
       
     
US Embassy, Rio de Janeiro _Interior rendering B
       
     
Diagram
       
     
Machine drawing
       
     
Lower level floor plan
       
     
Upper level floor plan
       
     
Section
       
     
Interior rendering A
       
     
section model 01
       
     
section model 02
       
     
section model 03
       
     
section model 04
       
     
Birdeye rendering
       
     
Birdeye rendering

The design of this project is inspired by the philosophy tendency: Object-oriented ontology. The module object starts from a subdivided cube, by rotating and scaling two diagonal corner to different directions, the formal language becomes very pronounced.

US Embassy, Rio de Janeiro _Interior rendering B
       
     
US Embassy, Rio de Janeiro _Interior rendering B

in collaboration with : Eiko Tsuchiya  _  2014 Spring

As much, as we have seen in the last 10 years, Embassies are increaseingly the target of political action and terrorism. The design is thus a political act as much as an architectural act. In case, we propose a new model for Embassy, one that exceeds, the feudal castle model. We propose that as a site of political unrest, an Embassy should engage rather than exclude the public.

Diagram
       
     
Diagram

Since the object has strong characters, by simply flipping it or changing the orientation, they create different interesting combinations. The final formal of the combination has one big object which is the same as the original one, connected with two other objects born from the original one.

Machine drawing
       
     
Machine drawing

Because the similar features they share, the joint from one to another creates very coherent relation between each other. The program of this project is a hybrid of 70% embassy office + 20% theater and 10% gallery.

Lower level floor plan
       
     
Lower level floor plan

Cutting through theater and gallery space

Upper level floor plan
       
     
Upper level floor plan

Cutting through office area

Section
       
     
Section
Interior rendering A
       
     
Interior rendering A

Central skylight

section model 01
       
     
section model 01

Color 3d printed powder model, representing the consistence of aperture distribution

section model 02
       
     
section model 02

Front elevation

section model 03
       
     
section model 03
section model 04
       
     
section model 04