Light Involution

New Typology of Skyscrapher with Multiple Facades & Novel Interiority

Published in 'Asset Architecture 1'

Design Team: Jaeho Jin, Szu-An Yao

New York, USA

Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2014

University of Pennsylvania 

Instructor: Ali Rahim, Ferda Kolatan, Peter Trummer

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In times of immense growth in capital due to economies in the world there is more capital than ever in the world today. While monetary capital has always played a significant role in determining the built environment, recent shifts in the character of global finance have resulted in a new relationship between investment practices and buildings. In this era, the growth of capital leads to affects in architecture and urbanism. 
New York City for example has 12 percent of its housing market vacant. That is a large number. Mega buildings are newly constructed as capital market logic.

Buildings are getting denser and expanded, but are getting empty. That is, they can be called Ghosts or Zombies city. How can architecture take on this issue and be more in alignment of or critique architecture formed global capital markets?

Skyscraper consisting of partial buildings
New skyscraper in new generation need to be re-conceptualized; "whole things are made of other whole things and not of parts." The massive skyscraper is not able to act by the whole any more, but the partial buildings should have their own personalities. 

 

Skyscraper consisting of partial buildings
New skyscraper in new generation need to be re-conceptualized; "whole things are made of other whole things and not of parts." The massive skyscraper is not able to act by the whole any more, but the partial buildings should have their own personalities. 

Urban Asset : LIGHT & MULTIPLE FACADES
The linear gaps happened as individual office buildings are astronomically collected, where indirect light come in. In contrast with views in usual building, they share various facades since each buildings are very closely located. And with influx of lights, they can have quality of Novel Interior which enables our skyscraper to become New architectural typology as an Urban asset.

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