Creation of Flowing Architecture by Studio Symbiosis
Seamless waves flowing on both the landscape and the façade are the focal point of the design proposal for this full service five star property. The architects, Studio Symbiosis, created a design which looks at interweaving the concepts of waves in nature, fold lines as movement trajectories and perception along with programmatic requirements.
The idea of creating a design with soft subtle touches and a sense of elegance was in the proposal from the very beginning. The different functions in the building with varying programmatic requirements blend together creating an iconic building. The building comprises of three waves which are translated into dramatic key spaces on the lower floors and on the upper floors. They then translate into room grids with the focus on standardized room sizes.
The profile of the building has been designed with emphasis given both to the smooth transition from the horizontal landscape to the vertical building and to the standardization and repetition of the façade components. The façade is designed as an intricate part of the building with an interdependent relationship between the skin and structure of the building, making the system a very coherent one.
The entry to the building has been marked with a column-less cantilever that creates a dramatic entrance space. On the lower three floors the proposal consists of spaces that are carved out using the same design principles with which a wave carves out a canyon. This helps in connecting the various public functions into one space visually, whilst still having the capability of functioning independently.