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A Room For London

Spending a unique night in a one-bedroom temporary home/hotel perched on the top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall roof should not be an ordinary experience but a rather extraordinary architectural adventure. Our proposal attemps to redefine the relationship between interior and  exterior. There is no inside nor outside, instead a so called “enterior” (exterior+interior) space - conceived as a porch from where, warmed by an outdoor fireplace, you can contemplate London and its magnificence.
Aside from aesthetical considerations, it’s distinctive faceted form is a consequence of concept and context. The pavilion is a landscape perception device: like a lens, framing, interiorizing and capturing/imprisoning pieces of landscape and landmarks, and like a kaleidoscope reflecting/mirroring landscape, casting the city in a new light. Locating the room was key in the development of the proposal; it was important to assure the widest angle possible and visibility of the structure. It is a site specific structure since openings and mirrored surfaces (and what they reflect) are precisely oriented (though, it would be even more interesting to see how it would perform in other locations). As part of the strategy, the Queen Elizabeth Hall roof is covered with white artificial grass and flower-shaped photovoltaic panels would  be disposed to form a small garden overlooking London.

Structural Engineering: PRPC engenheiros
Building Physics: Natural Works
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