Bifurcate and Carve.
Here is a focus on composition and the transformation of that composition to create beautiful and meaningful spaces. The program included three volumes: a 2x2 cube; a 1x2x4 rectangle; and a 4x2x8 grounding rectangle.
The composition was driven by the forming word: bifurcate. The Y-Building, Amsterdam, by Crux and Ortiz Architects, Mo Church, Norway, by Erik Holten, built in 1728, and the idea for the Walter Tower, Prague, by BIG were precedent studies that drove the composition. Once the composition was decided, carve was introduced to transform the volumes into rooms, promenade, and views.