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13JUL 2013

Sense-surreal lighthouse tower / Colombia University : Christos Constantinou

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This project was developed during a design/development studio class where students in groups of two were asked to select a current project still in an a schematic phase.

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The goal is to bring that project into the development/built phase by addressing a series of challenges such as materiality, structure, accessibility, environmental and safety concerns through construction drawings and design details.

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The Lighthouse-Tower articulates light and atmosphere through the materialization of sensorial experiences into spatial form.

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The tower frames the Brazilian mainland beyond, encompassing the sights and sounds of the culture through the sculpting of void.

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It acts as a beacon, symbolizing the significance of the City of Rio.

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Within its emblematic nature, the Lighthouse- Tower is a destination point for recreational activities. It houses observation points, skywalks, an auditorium, a cafeteria and souvenir shop.

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The more stimulating features of the building include the climbing tower and the linear induction motor (LIM) launcher.

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The site is located just off the mainland of Brazil on Cotunduba Island; it is accessed through a jetty via boat.

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The tower stands alone, a visible icon from air, land, and sea, a monument to define the city.

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Design team:
Colombia University : Christos Constantinou


Status:
Completed


Website:
http://www.columbia.edu/~cc3487/index.html






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