Spacetime • Museum
Architecture MasterPrize | Honorable Mention 2021 | Architectural Design
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Museum architecture as spatial storytelling of astronomy and physics theories; Theories of great scientists about the Big Bang to the Black Holes formed into the conceptual volumes, in addition to making them easier to understand, it will provide an exciting and scientific environment for the audiences.
In physics, spacetime is any mathematical model that fuses the three dimensions of space and the one dimension of time into a single four-dimensional manifold. The time dimension is a hidden dimension. The concept of the hidden dimension has been transformed into this volume by using the secrets of geometry. A volume with triangular faces can be seen as a square from the four sides and the top view.
The museum is located near Central Park in New York City. The orientation of the building is positioned to create the most visual appeal to attract the audience. The façade of the building is made up of solar cells, which are a source of electricity for itself and the surrounding buildings. The main structure consists of steel restrained by a concrete foundation and space structure under the shell. Better transparency is created by using a spider glass system.
In short, if we want to talk about the museum sections and their inspirations, its landscape design is inspired by the rotation of the sky and stars. An iron sphere in the center and the plates around it are reminiscent of the Big Bang. Using an electric telescope can see the constellations within a diaphragm-shaped aperture located in the middle of the large black hole; This diaphragm can be opened and closed depending on the weather. A gallery called Déjà vu has installation art, which is formed by the intersection of spacetime pages.
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