|Name:||Tarek MD Saidul Islam|
|Location:||EDGE Gallery at Bay’s EDGEWATER|
|Client:||Edge, the Foundation|
|From the submission |
The Edgewater building which is awarded for its architectural excellency itself a building artwork for its true expression of forms and materials. As a designer when I think a detail which will be a part of this building, my mind always reminds the building itself. So, my design has a connection with building by boldness and clarity of the design, materialist expression and sculptural quality. As a part of the gallery, I think the front desk should be a part of exhibit elements. When visitor’s will come, they have to stand in front of it, feel it by touch and think about it.
‘Edge Connect’ is a self-described theme which can be the idea of the design. I have started with a rectangular box with basic functional dimension, subtracted it such a way that the edge of the object becomes more visible and powerful.
The gallery ‘s best part is the location which is besides the lake and the building’s name is “Edgewater”. Then why not we make an interpretation of this beautiful link by placing a glass top with the offset of multiple layers so that every edge can be perceived?
A cantilever has been kept its edge so that everyone can feel the floating effect.
The whole table has been designed as a monolithic concrete sculpture with thin edge. To make it functional, there is a layer of 10mm glass has been stacked together such a way that all the load of the glass will transform by two point. For strengthen of the concrete, necessary reinforcement will be there while construction. To make the surface smooth, the shutter work material must have smooth surface like veneer board.
Tarek MD Saidul Islam is an Architect and currently working at Volume Zero Ltd .
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