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Typology

Grounded Object

ADDED INTERVENTION

Grounded Object

Grounded Object
Studies
Typology | Prototype | Concept
 
It is an inhabitable architectural object inserted on top of an existing urban environment, but alienated from its surroundings. This architectural object intervenes in the space by touching the ground and acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, allowing people to stand on top of it and interact directly.
 
 

Progress panel / ©100architects

Progress panel / ©100architects


It has a non-territorial nature, in the sense that it keeps a clear formal and aesthetic distinction and a movable condition – most of the time.
 
 
Prototype for Landed Object: The "Open rooftop” public space on top of the building ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Open rooftop” public space on top of the building ©subtilography


It has a strong visual impact; it can be flat or tilted and host or embody different functions, such as amphitheaters, multi level and vertical green parks, sitting areas, restaurants, small commercial spaces, game courts, F&B, urban green areas, interactive surfaces, hammock areas or swimming pools, among others.
 
 
The "Open Bottom Tower”  a mixed use project public leisure in the bottom ©subtilography

The “Open Bottom Tower” a mixed use project public leisure in the bottom ©subtilography


It usually provides programmatic features that complement and enhance the surrounding environment to catalyze important commercial activity.
 
It is located in major urban areas to easily be accessed, seen and experienced. It can be attached to different urban contexts – such as circulation spaces, parks and esplanades – in different manifestations. It can be situated on the sidewalk, in the street, floating in the water, or even in the center of a square.
 
 
Prototype for Landed Object: The "Building Park” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Building Park” ©subtilography


This architectural object can also be placed in semi public spaces, such as lively shopping areas, shopping mall courtyards and commercial terraces, as well as educational or cultural spaces.
 
The main objective of this conceptual prototype is to enhance the public space with a charismatic metropolitan object that generates a remarkable impact on the surrounding environment, fostering identification with a particular point of the city.
 
 
The "Object Plaza” 3d shapes creating a hardscape for interactions ©100architects

The “Object Plaza” 3d shapes creating a hardscape for interactions ©100architects


These spaces become highly significant in the collective consciousness of the people around them, so that the object often triggers social effects of fellowship and empathy.
 
Ultimately, it is designed to generate a massive public interest in the space, encouraging the rise of high public affluence, and becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important commercial activity.
 
 
Prototype for Landed Object: The "Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Object Plaza” ©100architects

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Object Plaza” ©100architects


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Open Bottom Tower” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Open Bottom Tower” ©subtilography


 The "Open Bottom Tower” ©subtilography

The “Open Bottom Tower” ©subtilography


The "Open Bottom Tower”  a mixed use project public leisure in the bottom ©subtilography

The “Open Bottom Tower” a mixed use project public leisure in the bottom ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "water platform” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “water platform” ©subtilography


The "water platform” reclaiming the space upon public city water sources. ©subtilography

The “water platform” reclaiming the space upon public city water sources. ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "water platform” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “water platform” ©subtilography


The "water platform” reclaiming the space upon public city water sources. ©subtilography

The “water platform” reclaiming the space upon public city water sources. ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "water platform” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “water platform” ©subtilography


The "water platform” adjacent to the waterfront. ©subtilography

The “water platform” adjacent to the waterfront. ©subtilography


The "water platform” reclaiming the space upon public city water sources. ©subtilography

The “water platform” reclaiming the space upon public city water sources. ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "water platform” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “water platform” ©subtilography


The "Building Park”, the park extends vertically ©subtilography

The “Building Park”, the park extends vertically ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Object Plaza” ©100architects

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Object Plaza” ©100architects


The "Object Plaza”, a singular object hosting many functions ©100architects

The “Object Plaza”, a singular object hosting many functions ©100architects


The "Object Plaza” 3d shapes creating a hardscape for interactions ©100architects

The “Object Plaza” 3d shapes creating a hardscape for interactions ©100architects


The "Object Plaza”, a singular object hosting many functions ©100architects

The “Object Plaza”, a singular object hosting many functions ©100architects


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Building Park” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Building Park” ©subtilography


The "Building Park”, the park extends vertically ©subtilography

The “Building Park”, the park extends vertically ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Building Park” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Building Park” ©subtilography


Prototype for Landed Object: The "Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography

Prototype for Landed Object: The “Open Amphitheatre” ©subtilography