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Guangzhou TV Station - TV studios - IBA

a facade of tubes

The building is conceived as being organic, grown from a inner-logic, a DNA similar to the human DNA, that structures and integrates all the different aspects of it's architecture into one coherent organism.
From a mass of tubes a simple multi-facial volume was sculpted. The resulting faces are all coherently formed by this one simple logic, producing each facade to be different, and having its own particular relationship with its environment.

facade variation

The so sculpted faces show for each facade a different pattern, where for one facade the pattern is circular for another they consist of stretched elliptical tubes. This screen around the building filters glare and reflects the light toward the inside creating beautiful bright indirectly lit interior spaces. The screen covers all facades as well as the roof, integrating and covering any appliances; plant and the black- box studio-program into one esthetically perfect volume.