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  • Maximalism, Exuberance as an Architectural Technique.
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    University of Pensylvania, PennDesign
    critic: Ali RAHIM

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your Project.

    Andreas KOSTOPOULOS & Hayley WONG: A nightclub is situated in Hong Kong, in Victoria Harbour, in order to provide a range of experiences for different audiences based on their distance and degree of enclosure. Those viewing the nightclub from the tallest skyscrapers retain a generalized perception that is also altered by the building’s reflected image in the water, which remains unseen to those within the night club.

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  • Overmining, Objects in Objects on Objects
    philadelphia PENNSYLVANIA

    University of Pensylvania, PennDesign
    critics: Tom WISCOMBE & Nate HUME

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Andreas KOSTOPOULOS & Avra TOMARA: How can we reinvent the “sectional object”? The “box-within-a-box” architecture serves as an alternative to the homogeneous Modern free plan and section. The inner “box” or figure, incongruent with its envelope, creates complex interstitial spaces which deny homogeneity. “Blankness,” the resistance of the mass to external referents such as ornamentation or formal recognition is of high importance. External surface and internal programs are loose and non-linearly correlated, the skin is definitely a loose-fit envelope.

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