Monograph Studio, Spring 2018
Ada Tolla & Giuseppe Lignano, Thomas de Monchaux
Noir series in this book, as conceptual architectural design, blends a complex narrative with the architecture –the medium of life, merging five emotions that belong to every person to five functionally different buildings.
The five buildings are a loneliness cult; a fitness center that reflects vain; storage that retains memories; a fashion show space uses desire as a product; a hotel for seeing and be seen, peeping as a living environment.
Loneliness, vanity, nostalgia, desire, voyeurism are the conditions these space and services respond to.
Each building is augmenting one of these five feelings and I used charcoal as a media to express my narrative, when doing that I unconsciously extracted quality and characteristic of charcoal, of this media, the gradual change of the texture, the darkness of color, the density of charcoal grains. Each building is formed by a certain gradient, the gradient change of circulation, the gradient change of scenery and opacity and viewable range.