elements of the apartment building (the public circulation core, the
services core, the living spaces, and the balcony) are here clearly
as experiential events in a composition that articulates the four
of common contemporary urban living-- eating, social indulgence,
and sleeping . Here they are juxtaposed as functions or
of influence radially emminating invisible boundaries that co-partition
the pentagonal geometry. Vesical areas of union between these
amplitudes of behavioural influence, and the interstitial space between
their close space packing delineate liminal conditions where form
can occur in the otherwise generally vacuous floor plate.
Architecture is predicated by the inspirational
discourse over the function and
symbolic significance of "wall"; the nature and purpose of exterior and
interior wall, and
interplay between the two (( the
wall as that strong , imposing, protective, and enduring delimitor of
human-scaled microcosmic space within the all-containing and impartial
macrocosm; the interior wall as that soft, containing, supportive
to human behavioral exigencies), (the exterior wall as creator of the
the interior wall as profiler of the former's character)) the
compressive and the tensional, the constrictive and expansive become
artistic vehicles particularizing form.
towers each house one apartment per floor; each floor affording the
to just its own apartment.