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16MAR 2012

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels / Xiaofeng Mei, Xiaotian Gao

Posted in Architecture - Architecture by * FORMAKERS [ GM ] | Tags: Parametric

The idea is based on two starting levels and extraction elements. One is the derivative and evolution of fish’s bone and texture.

© Xiaofeng Mei, Xiaotian Gao
Specifically, from fish bones, fish gills, fish suko, and other various important parts, I can extract the geometric elements and then sort out the logic of formation of biological body, which would become the primitive of main structure and mode. Second is the religious beliefs of church and spiritual of space. The exploration of the spirit of building is the basic method and necessary mean to study how to combine the modern architecture and ultra-modern architecture together.

© Xiaofeng Mei, Xiaotian Gao
External prosperity of Architectural appearance, but in fact, requires careful logical constitute of inherent physical units to support. In this project, I mainly studied the formation and variation of single cells as well as a series of gradually combined into a system derived from logic.

© Xiaofeng Mei, Xiaotian Gao
At all stages, a power expansion of the complexity has been formed from the body itself, the logic of variation and composition. Meanwhile, I also sought to control the hierarchy of overall complexity and coherence in order to achieve complicated and orderly aesthetic coexistence of interaction scenarios. This is the original intention of bionics or architectural aesthetics that are tending to nature because nature is the most complex biological interpretation of synthetic organisms.

© Xiaofeng Mei, Xiaotian Gao
At any one area, theory would be far beyond the practice, which is the prerequisite for everything to constantly update and evolve, also in the architecture field. The imagination of future architecture and utopian city continued to the present from the last century. Here, the architecture abandoned the totalitarian and inherit the anti-totalitarian utopian tendencies, focusing on the nature and the spirit of liberalism.

© Xiaofeng Mei, Xiaotian Gao

Design team:
Xiaofeng Mei, Xiaotian Gao




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