The use of a ceramic surfacing with pearly and iridescent finishing responds the intention of generating a vibrant volume in constant change, due to lighting changes o observatory movements, this solution makes the building vibrate, changing its colour, saturation and profundity.
Taking a look to the past because, well, this is gorgeous. Guarino Guarini’s design for the Chapel of the Holy Shroud’s dome, from the 1668 in Turin, Italy. What verticality! You’re supposed to be disoriented when you look into this mathematically beautiful design, how appropriate for a building that would be considered a threshold between Heaven and Earth. To create this effect, Guarino goes so far as to plan spacing between the layers so that the dome looks as though it climbs higher than it really does. Look at the website that I put as a click-through link, and follow me if you like what I post so you can see a lot more:)
Bucktown Three Residence - an amazing space to explore.
“The white interior is strengthened by the sharp contrast of the ebony stained wood flooring throughout the main levels, while the lower level further emphasizes the white finishes with the use of a reflective pure white epoxy coated floor. The white and black backdrops serve well in making the furnishings and artwork stand out as well as the subtle orange theme throughout the residence.”
“A cylindrical, distinctive building in the middle of the town square is an urban planning motif with roots in the Italian Renaissance. The form offers lots of floor space in relation to the amount of exposed exterior wall surface, and the upper floors project out over the lower—more on the south side than on the north, so that the building partially shades itself when the sun is high in the sky. A rotating screen shades the top floors, following the sun’s path around the building.”