The topic of this blog is a conceptual architectural design for a new bank building.

Assumed client: PlaNet Finance
Program: social banking, secondary headquarters
Site: Geneva

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Working the grid

new steel grid pattern

grid deformation tests

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

3D model update

Bibliography update

Amazon just delivered my new must-read and must-have, the dissolution of structure and ornament:

Douglis; Autogenic Structures

goto: Bibliography

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008


A steel construction sandwich, consisting of the facade, circulation elements and a Vierendel'ish framework is pierced by the room volumes and will be adjusted structurally to the generated irregularities.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Facade strategies

The two strategies for the calmer frontal facade

The back facade will dissolve more into the "florality" behind it than the front.

The strategy for the short facades is a crispy folded curtain wall, to prevent it from reading as one big planar surface.

Saturday, November 1, 2008