Client: Winter Station Festival
Status: Competition (2015)
Location: Toronto, Canada
Coordinates: 43.668675, -79.289302
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Budget: 9.000 €
Scale: 50 ㎡ Extrasmall
Ratio: 180,00 €/㎡
Types: Intervention, Microarchitecture
The idea of Weathering is based on the freeze/thaw process as a physical mechanism that nature uses to sculpt the landscape. This process reminds us the tireless and yet powerful effort of nature in shaping our world.The freeze-thaw weathering process is also known as frost shattering and is based on the freeze-thaw cycles of the water and the pressure generated out of them and how that shatters the rocks.
Weathering is the abstraction of a rock that has been shaped from this process creating an interior landscape in between the cracks.This “cracks” create a playful interior topography, as primitive cavities, that offers the visitors the chances of experience different spaces with different relationships with the sea, the snow, the winds and the visuals.It has a very monolithic look from the outside while the inside is shattered in platforms with different heights that allow the visitor to observe the entire beach or hide from it.