- by David Bravo
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.
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