The Blue Clay Country Spa proposal tends to be rooted in the very principals of the environment where it will be situated creating a relationship with the context based mainly in the nature´s ability of self-sufficiency, preservation and balance. We propose a building that aims to be self-sufficient and balanced in terms of materials, energy and supplies. The programmatic scheme creates an unity that is well balanced in terms of orientation, energy production and preservation, production of food supplies and scarce resources such as building materials. The scheme provides clear and simple definition of programmatic components while creating a geometric unity as a singularity along the forest, a singularity as a constructed environment in close relationship with nature which does not seek to produce a sign in advance but may ultimately become one, a realistic building detached by any rhetorical effect.
LOCATION: Kurzeme, Latvia
STATUS: Competition, Honorary Mention
CLIENT: SRED Global
In the case of the National Public Health Institute of Kosovo, we proposed a building the geometry of which is a direct derivative of the proposed programmatic scheme and a creation of new relationships between them. The object is proposed to be an open project allowing for subjective interpretations and future manipulations without influencing its visual uniformity. Attention was also given to the ecological aspect of the building, creating rainwater collection possibilities, use of geothermal panels and solar panels.
LOCATION: Pristina, Kosovo
STATUS: Competition, 2nd Prize
CLIENT: Ministry of Health, Kosovo
TEAM: Studio-Rebus + Prima Engineering
We proposed an urban-like structure that shapes itself within the time main frame. The urban diversity and transformation of the building are nested in the time frame in terms of urban structure, urban space, cultural harmony or controversial continuity, mental heritage or future aspiration, interruptions and lost spaces. Water as the main component in a SPA is used as an internal force that shapes the building structure while it is consumed. The water is pumped into the building's skin while heating up using the sun's energy. The gravitational force of the consuming water assures the random rotation of the structure components by hitting helical elements incorporated in the structure components. Solar panels are used to assure the energy needed to pump the water in the building skin. By assuring the rotation of each structural component, a 360-degree view is made possible for each functional component. The emergency stairs are used as a panoramic path having a 360-degree view along the inner building skin.
LOCATION: Roma, Italy
CLIENT: Municipality of Roma