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  • mechanical elegance / a new cathedral for vienna

    mechanical elegance / a new cathedral for vienna
    vienna AUSTRIA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project:

    emre ICDEM: The main idea of the project is to evaluate religion as a mystic power that occurs at the event of horrific. It gathers people, creates social interactions and conversions. In this case the cathedral is designed with the idea of a “religious campus” that serves as a public space. It is mechanical and elegant at the same time with the light effects that change between day and night. The aesthetic agenda creates an atmosphere which tries to answer the question “what is the representation of holy?”



    Since gothic fiction and its subculture is one of the main topics of the course,the project attempts to connect the ideas of gothic and the ruin by its structural system which is in the limit of collapsing.

    In terms of program the traditional plan of a cathedral is transformed into a vertical system.The vertical circulation system which replaces the naves, is connected to the main spaces of the tower.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    eI: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Steven Ma

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    eI: hot chip, prince, hercules and love affair, JT, Matix series, Alien vs. Predator, H.R. Giger, Alexander Mcqueen shows, Lady Gaga videos

    Excessive I Students: Frisly Colop, Lindsey Cohen, Jose Carlos Lopez Cervantes, Cynthia Sanchez Morales, Xinyu Wan, Liu Chien Sheng

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    eI: Xefirotarch, softlab, commonwlth, 1stavemachine…

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