Dissolution and Coherence is thesis project by David Hurtado, done at Architecture School of Woodbury University and it focuses on interrogating the space between the object and field. The project contrasts common notion of architecture object as a coherent, whose unity distinguishes it from the context. On contrary, the project for Ocean Current Research Station on the on the Cabrillo Beach peninsula proposes one temporary entity that announces itself as a series of visual impressions. The project explores the coalescence of object and field by using fiberglass strands that allow the building to dissolve into its context, while challenging the object’s solidity.
The fiberglass matrix contains building’s services, revealed in flashes through the translucent envelope. The outcome of this concept is the dissolution of the object into an ephemeral field of infrastructure that blurs the threshold between interior and exterior.
The creation of the building through the use of delicate strands of fiberglass allows the visual reading of the building to be in constant question - whether or not you are within an interior space or an exterior space, whether or not the building acts as an architectural object or a field, and at what point do the strands become planar and at what point are they a visually layered system.
Clarifying the complex project layers is done through a series of axonometries. They go beyond the two dimensions, with the assistance of thread, applied over the drawing at corresponding heights. Therefore a new drawing is created, a drawing that separates the layers into a hierarchical system.
To commemorate the 9th Annual Skyscraper Competition, eVolo is publishing the Limited Edition Book "eVolo Skyscrapers 2" which is the follow-up to its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The 628-page book examines 150 projects received during the last years of the competition. Only 1000 copies are available worldwide.