Example 1: The Oasis Pavilion by OBBA
The Oasis Pavilion has been designed by a South Korean studio OBBA (Office for Beyond Boundaries Architecture). The built has been completed in July 2015. This temporary structure’s function was to provide a relaxation space for visitors to APMAP (AmorePacific Museum of Art Project) 2015. The exhibition was located in Amore Pacific R&D Center (Research and Development).
I chose this precedent due to similar function – resting place. I especially like the string curtains, their translucency, their movement. The atmosphere inside the pavilion seems serene. I think similar wall design in my pavilion would help keeping it cool on a sunny day, I must think of curtain screening (but using different material than string as the strings would get knotted in the wind).
The pavilion is placed outside and it seems to be getting sun all day long. It is interesting to see translucent shade created by sun entering through the circular opening in the ceiling and hitting the curtain.
It looks light and peaceful. It is interesting to see the seats placed at different heights, some seem to be to high for seating.
The circular opening in the roof allows the light in. It also made the whole structure less heavy allowing to use thinner supporting columns and smaller amount of them. The opening frames the sky in a similar manner to some of James Turrell’s works.
On the plan drawing we can see how the designer intended for the space to be used. The space directly under the opening was meant for relaxing on the ground and gazing at the sky.
List of illustrations:
Fig. 1 Roh, K. (2015) Oasis Pavilion – Exterior. [Photograph] At: https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/11/The-Oasis_Pavilion_OBBA_AmorePacific_South-Korea_dezeen_936_10.jpg (Accessed 11/10/2020)
Fig. 2 Roh, K. (2015) Oasis Pavilion – Interior 1. [Photograph] At: https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/11/The-Oasis_Pavilion_OBBA_AmorePacific_South-Korea_dezeen_936_4.jpg (Accessed 11/10/2020)
Fig. 3 Roh, K (2015) Oasis Pavilion – Interior 2. [Photograph] At: https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/11/The-Oasis_Pavilion_OBBA_AmorePacific_South-Korea_dezeen_936_7.jpg (Accessed 11/10/2020)
Fig. 4 OBBA (2015) Oasis Pavilion – Plan [Drawing] At: http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/11/The-Oasis_Pavilion_OBBA_AmorePacific_South-Korea_dezeen_2_1000.gif (Accessed 11/10/2020)
ArchDaily (2015) The Oasis / OBBA. At: https://www.archdaily.com/775505/the-oasis-obba (Accessed 03/10/2020)
Gibson, E (2015) Translucent curtains surround “floating” Oasis pavilion by OBBA. At: https://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/09/obba-oasis-pavilion-translucent-curtains-apmap-exhibition-seoul-south-korea/ (Accessed 03/10/2020)
Kwok, N. (2015) OBBA blurs boundaries with their floating oasis pavilion in south korea. At: https://www.designboom.com/architecture/obba-architects-amorepacific-museum-of-art-the-oasis-south-korea-10-17-2015/ (Accessed 03/10/2020)
Office for Beyond Boundaries Architecture (2015) APMAP 2015 Yongin – THE OASIS. At: http://www.o-bba.com/projects/18 (Accessed 03/10/2020)