architecture : urban : visual culture

One drop of water on the oily sea

The building floating on the water can make a connection between the depth under the water, the height above the water and the appearig mainland between those two.

Architecture and water
INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION
OPEN TO ARCHITECTS AND STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE
Organized by UIA with the patronage of UNESCO


Project team: Bojti András, Csontos Györgyi, and Rohács Viktor József

The building is a sculpture even if we don't intend it.
The conscience is still in us even if we don't pay attention to it.
If the sculpture receive us into itself this conscience could awaren.
Let the World be transparent and understandable.

The building floating on the water can make a connection between the depth under the water, the height above the water and the appearig mainland between those two.

 

The polluted sea-water admitted into the sculpture travesties itself and us if we show the spectacle of the cristal-water next to it.

And if it turns up as a part belonging to one of the several polluted harbour of the world it can be a symbolical warning - as a member of a "secret union" - whereever we go.

The continious cycle of of the Universe and the Nature is beeing formed in front of - or rather above - the eye of the human who lands in the sculpture.

 

The glass drop of water tightening on the sea absorbs the polluted seawater with the help of solar energy and after it gives back the filtered water to the Nature.

We are obliged to make this noble act for the Earth, for ourselves and for our offspring.

The glass "loin-cloth" of the lower part can increase the entire experience. We are invited to the mystical depth of the sea trough this and then glancing up we can find a permanently changing mobil sculpture as the waves are flowing into the ceiling.

 

This shape is characteristic of glass-drop or water-drop as it is a deformed spherical surface closing in itself by right of external tension. One of the spherical wedge consist of roughly cutted, glued layers of glass shell membrane, it's bordering walls close down the hollow space by the help of plate glass. The custom designed creation of glass bottom spherical segment reflects an unusual unity of water, sky and the artificaly built shell membrane of glass sphere. The main-deck of the other three bubbles is covered by solar-panels (the superficies increase the the concentration of solar energy as convex lens).

This floating building is the sculpture of recognizable conscience, which invites the visitors for a collective feeling of entirety.

András BOJTI
Glass artist

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