View at the shore
Night view, Plan and Sections
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1. A point of entry or beginning.
2. The magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.
The solid mass of the plateau looms over the sea with its sheer cliffs standing resolute against the onslaught of the water. Our intent is to respect the integrity of this site and the unbroken line of the panorama, while highlighting and animating it -through the conception of a threshold. The form is mediated to create a physical connection between the landscape and the sea, providing an inlet for the water and building up a sense of anticipation as you traverse towards it.
Articulation of the threshold
The intervention takes the shape of steps carved out of the solid rock, gently spanning the depths from cliff top to the surface of the water. Embedded in the centre of the land mass, the void finds an expression solely through articulating and allowing one to experience the unique proportion of the site. Cut into the rock itself, no material is brought into the site for the intervention. The site provides for itself, with the stone insert ageing along with its.... more