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Suite n2

Typological model of differentiation


Date                        2018

Location                 Undetermined 

Type                        Competition

Program                  Skyscraper

Project team           Santiago Miret and Melisa Brieva

Collaborator           Magdalena Salinas

The typology of the skyscraper is presented as the one that most aligns with the discipline autonomy. Nothing in his generation depends on a predetermined exterior, lacks transdisciplinary influences. Historically, architectural typologies have responded to notions or demands referring to contextual constraints (orientation, local culture), humanists (users, customers), programmatic (purpose, internal organization). But the skyscraper tower escapes to these, that is to say, they do not condition their future, but, in any case, feed it; being its raison d'être its modality of differentiation in relation to another skyscraper.


The project becomes slender and massive, made up of slim but interconnected elements. Thus, the idea of ​​object (unit) becomes more complex, understanding the one as thin and massive at the same time. The main tower constructs rotation in two ways. Literally, the wings of the building rotate as the levels arise, consolidating a 90-degree rotation. But at the same time, the staggering of the modality of differentiation by modular suppression constitutes a second instance of rotation. This double sense of rotation (exacerbated at the end of the nucleus) consolidates a total loss of orientation and sense of the term, generating multiple orientations by means of a double rotational modality.

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