02 X INTRODUCTION
The Mimesis between the base of the building and the landscape creates a sense of infinity. Limestone overlapping with limestone, the object blends with its immediate surroundings and shines up to the top of Pamukkale.
Among the clouds triumphs the black cube. It is both an observation tower and a reward for those who make the climb.
Hotel rooms are placed along the white limestone body and are surrounded by the stone. The top of the observatory/museum also provides a 360° view of Pamukkale’s landscape.
03 X DESCRIPTION
The black marble Cube is a monolith [ μονόλιθος ] and represents a monumental architectural archetype, the observation tower.
From our perspective the observatory is not only a place to observe, but also an element to be looked and a symbol of a “preferential point of view”.
Our idea is to link two materials [faire la liaison]: one mimetic and in the same line with the context and the other one which represents a point of break.
Often in our projects we propose the black marble to underline strong elements. We are annoyed by the architecture that hides herself. We love the extreme monumental addition!
We need to distinguish between the prose from the poetry.
“A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and, in the end, must be unmeasurable.” [Louis Kahn]
The project is tied up to the concept of the climb, go on up the limestone shaft of the tower, step by step, up to the architectural catharsis [ κάθαρσις ] of the black cube.
The cube of the observation tower is the element that gives us the panoramic sight and conquest the context as a moon of black marble that illuminates the dreamers.
05 X ABOUT
Aureum40° is a collective group born in 2015 with the intention to spread their idea of architecture. The continuous experimentation founded upon the principle of a raw and direct architecture. The sketch like a system of rules, through lines and silhouette, pure forms and suggestions. A paradigm rich in contradictions as the fortieth parallel.
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