I grew up near the beaches of southern California and remember sifting through all the stones on the shore and in the water. I would always look for the prettiest stone, one that looked apart from the rest. This project by Estudio Barozzi Veiga reminds me of those unique and beautiful stones that I would take home and put in my bedroom. This architecture really does the same sort of thing. The formal language of the structure is completely opposed to the existing typologies as well as the manner in which it interacts with the landscape - a partially buried mass along the shore-front. It makes you wonder if there's more than meets the eye. I certainly think so.
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