‘Mirage-Like’ landmark by Sou Fujimoto | ITSLIQUID

‘Mirage-Like’ landmark by Sou Fujimoto

Architecture | November 28, 2013 |

Sou FujimotoImage courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects

‘Mirage-Like’ landmark by Sou Fujimoto

Sou Fujimoto Architects has released details on a conceptual master plan for a commercial complex in a prominent, yet anonymous Middle Eastern city. Situated between an education and financial center, the modular complex reinterprets the vibrant atmosphere and lively qualities of the traditional market as well as the ‘inherent beauty of vernacular Islamic architecture‘ to create a ‘timeless’ landmark’ for a currently underused portion of the city.

Sou FujimotoImage courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects

The Souk Mirage, or ‘Particles of Light‘, master plan is composed of modular structural system of arches that range in size according to program. Originally inspired by the harmonious silhouette of traditional Bedouin tents, the arches purpose is to provide a simple system of organization whose ‘unique and timeless architectural expression provides the framework for an intricate retail, office and cultural center shaped around public plazas and atriums.

Sou FujimotoImage courtesy of Sou Fujimoto Architects

As an example of the conceptual master plan’s potential, Sou Fujimoto Architects unveiled the Outlook Tower and Water Plaza. Created by arch modules ranging from 3 to 12 meters, the landmark complex is built on a shoreline site at the end of a major avenue. Perhaps its most defining feature, aside from its distinctive silhouette, is its large collection of variously-sized waterfalls that cool the complex. By combining the transparency of the arches with the stepping waterfalls, a dynamic play with light and shadow is created, while appearing mirage-like.

more. www.ga-ada.co.jp

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Taoyuan Museum of Art by…

Architecture | September 19, 2020

Taoyuan Museum of Art is a new 29,000 m² cultural institution and public space located next to the main airport in Taoyuan city. The museum designed in collaboration with JJP Architects & Planners and TOPOTEK 1 draws inspiration from the city's peach flower symbol and will include a remarkable ‘Avatar’ public space that is attractive and lively for all to enjoy. Taoyuan Museum of Art is a new 29,000 m² cultural institution and public space located next to the main airport in Taoyuan city. Read more


Featured Architect: Neri&Hu

Architecture | August 26, 2020

Founded in 2004 by partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Neri&Hu works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services. Currently working on projects in many countries, Neri&Hu is composed of multi-cultural staff who speak over 30 different languages. Read more


RICHARD GILDER CENTER BY STUDIO…

Architecture | August 24, 2020

At a time of urgent need for better public understanding of science and greater access to science education, the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation (the latest addition to New York’s historic American Museum of Natural History) will offer new ways to learn about our world and share in the excitement of scientific discovery. Read more


GIO PONTI. Loving architecture

Design | July 9, 2020

Architect, designer, art director, writer, poet and critic, Gio Ponti was an allround artist who traversed much of the 20th century, profoundly influencing the taste of his time, responding to its most significant demands and anticipating many of the themes of contemporary architecture. 40 years on from his passing, MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, is devoting a major retrospective to this exceptional figure. The exhibition examines and presents his multi-faceted career, starting with an account of his architecture, a unique and original synthesis of tradition and modernity, history and progress, elite culture and quotidian existence. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!