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  • Turbulence Grid

    Turbulence Grid
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    SCI-Arc
    critic: florencia PITA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    HAO jiang & JIARUI liu: The project is about creating a new type of grid for the program of hotel and theater. Turbulence is introduced here as a fluid dynamic grid. Different from traditional homogeneous grid, it is radiant, including quiet center, low momentum diffusion, high momentum convection, and rapid variation of pressure and velocity.

    Hierachy in grid is created to accommodate grid for the layout of hotels and theatres, which need center as courtyard or auditorium, with rooms or service space around it. Like the difference between eye of typhoon and its surroundings, the grid just separate center and edge in terms of function and space character. And the 5-storey building is an overlapping of ever-changing grid, with different-oriented light wells cut through the building. Grid in roof is integral for continuous roof garden, while on ground is separate for passing through.

    sP: What or who influenced this project?
    Hj & Jl: Nature, Florencia Pita, Ezio Blasetti, Coop Himmelb(l)au, UNStudio.

    sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
    Hj & Jl: On Growth and Form, fractal patterns.

    sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
    Hj & Jl: UNStudio, Kengo Kuma.

    Additional credits and links:
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