This is an interesting little project by J. Mayer H. Architects. It's in a place I've never been to, created by an architect I've never heard of before today, two things that make it difficult for me to grasp onto the project. I do, however, find myself inspecting it in detail. While the architecture incorporates some interesting formal moves, it seems very out of place. For instance, there seems to be far too much glass for it's habitat. It's like looking at a swimsuit model in a blizzard. I don't know exactly what to think of it, but I do find myself asking "why this" or "why that". I think those "why" questions are the key to understanding a project like this.
Try to imagine the number of habitable buildings in the world. It's a big number; bigger than your minds ability to comprehend. How about just those built in the last year? It's still a much bigger number than you would expect. If you're an architect, how do you draw attention to your work? You are one of millions of architects. How do you make your project stand out from the countless buildings spotting the globe. There are many answers to this question, but I would say one way to convince others to take notice is to make ask questions about your project; something so obvious that you have to stop and ask, why? Life is far too short to waste time talking about designs that aren't interesting, and regardless of what your opinion of this building is, it is certainly interesting; something you wouldn't mind mulling over with a friend. I'd love to hear what you have to say about it.
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