Arch within Arch

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Arch within Arch (GB1610384.8) (2013-16): A telescopic structure (1a, 1b and 1c) operates on a sliding mechanism (2) and moves to expose the overlaying arch viaduct (3) and permit periodic servicing – addressing a legal requirement that restricts ixtures within the arch. The structure is mobile and formed of sandwiching construction for acoustic and thermal insulation (4). This structure is isolated on vibration pads (5) and loats off the ground to absorb the vibration from passing trains. A solar reflective foil (6) works with sun paths to collect, reflect and amplify daylight and naturally illuminate the dark interior spaces. © Undercurrent Architects

Glass for A Blind Child

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This is the last competition we participated and lost in 2015. The competition has been sponsored by a glass company for the past decades, many topics therefore were closely connected with glass. This year is the 50 year anniversary, they made a anniversary-feeling topic — “the glass”, asking participants rethink the role of glass in architecture.

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Rooming a Space

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In limited time of site survey, architects collect information by observing, taking notes, sketching, photographing, taking video, talking to locals etc.. When they are back in office, they make sense out of them, giving birth to report, diagram and site model. By then, the whole team can get a good understanding of the site especially by look at the site model talking about the site, away from site.

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Emergency Shelter

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In con­sid­er­ing easier and faster con­struc­tion dur­ing emer­gency period, we tried to min­i­mize an individual’s  pri­vate space into two insulated boxes, one ver­ti­cal and one hor­i­zon­tal — it is like something in between tent and sleep­ing bag. Boxes could be arranged in various combinations, hosting fam­ily in different sizes. Public spaces are naturally created.

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A Morning Greeting

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a morning greeting | 2012 | In this project, we tried to create a private living space in urban area by managing the balance between a friendly gesture to city and a peaceful personal life: The deeper you walk in, the more you feel the existing of a “host”. This environment does not say “welcome” as a good place, but only say “hello” as a kind man.

Our Planet

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