sP: Describe your project.
lC: This is a competition for “Changing the Face –Pushkinsky Cinema Hall”
1. Concept: A tribute to Александр Сергеевич Пушкин—a poem propounded by architecture.
The Pushkinsky Cinema Hall is located next to the Pushkin Square on the unban green line, and the statue of Александр Сергеевич Пушкин stands in front of the cinema hall. The concept of this design is to write a poem as a tribute to Александр Сергеевич Пушкин by architecture.
The name of poem: “The power of inspiration”
Description of the poem:
Against gravity by floating steam
Gravity is one of the great obstacles to artistic design of architectural structure, thus there has been deep desire to construct the architecture without giving sense of gravity. In order to present freedom of architecture, the mist floating in the air performs as a new type of materials for the façade.
(2) “The warm Sun on the snow”
The architectural form is originated from an image of sun.
Snow country has thirsts for basking in pleasant sunshine, just like the world of poetry need Александр Сергеевич Пушкин to provide and expand its spirit.
(3) The inspiration of color—a symbol of warm temperature
The architectural façade changes the color with temperature. Generally, the façade color is red during the summer. When the temperature drops, the color turns to black. Moreover, spouting steam from the new façade to increase the temperature around the building and the color turn to scarlet. The color and steam give people warmth.
2. Three level Facades
(1)The first layer—steam
The steam floats surround the cinema hall to represent a new type of façade and actually increase the temperature near the building.
The rise of steam from horizon – a view of architectural façade extends to unban collage.
(2)The second layer—architectural form The façade starts a primitive geometry with a light materiality to reflect the surrounding. And then, the curves cut it and create the pattern of architectural form.
(3)The third layer—thermochromic façade
The stainless with Performance Coating on the façade is able to echo the color when temperature becomes different.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
lC: Natural form.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
lC: Tai chi.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
lC: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Steven Ma, Yansong Ma.