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.

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architect: David Bravo  |  client: Winter Station Festival  |  status: Competition (2015)  |  location: Toronto, Canada (43.668675, -79.289302)  |  climate: Continental, Temperate  |  material: wood  |  environment: Seaside  |  visualizer: Studio  |  budget: 9.000 €  |  scale: 50 m2 extrasmall  |  ratio: 180,00 €/m2  |  types: intervention, microarchitecture  |  views: 2.639