studiodosi: the calls henge studiodosi: the calls henge
feb 26, 2010

studiodosi: the calls henge

‘the calls henge’ by studiodosi all images courtesy studiodosi

italian firm studiodosi developed ‘the calls henge’ a proposal for the 36 calls competition in leeds, UK.

they designed a six storey office building spanning approximately 2.260 sqm, suspended above a 360 sqm public space, facing the river and in a former warehouse site. a circular ring, coated with green see-through walls (ivy), hangs over the river, leaving the ground level free for circulation, for social events

geothermal pumps and roof-top solar panels help the building to control and reduce energy consumption, while the see-through ivy coating modulates direct sunlight and features the entire development identity.

  • do you know ecosistema urbano?
    i am sure you do..

    estonosoyyo says:
  • right, very similar to ecosistema urbano…

    elsa says:
  • Yes we do, of course.
    But in that case they were objects (beautiful, upgraded ond oversized functional “furniture”), not building. However, yes, we know but at the beginning of design process we did not even remind of. There is always someone who did it first but with something different or less or for totally different functions.
    Sure the basic concept is similar, even if a building envelope is much more difficult to integrate with building functionality. Thanks for comments.

    S says:
  • this is interresting, it looks like one of the ideas of buckminster fuller, the 4D tower but dressed in green.

    jckarich says:
  • In an architectural crit some 30-years ago, I saw a professor chastise another student by yelling, “You can’t make it good architecture just covering it with ivy.”

    I now know exactly what she meant by that.

    Mushi says:
  • This is such an immature proposal. No reference made to the rich surrounding built environment.

    Also; should it be ‘Hedge’ as in garden hedge or is it henge as in Stonehenge?

    Bitter 1 says:
  • Henge as in, perhaps, Stonehenge. The rich surrounding and the program both needed a new extra-ordinary iconic building. The references to the site stand in the program and in the possibility to use almost all ground level as a public space (riverside view included), instead of saturate the whole area. Suture vs sature. But is just a competition entry, don’t be scared! Enjoy.

    S says:
  • personally quite like this project.but Im glad some people makes the post funnier to read 🙂

    stonedhedge says:
  • Me too.
    “Stonedhedge”..ahah, nice nick. Appropriate.
    Projects made by someone else are always good target to hit and if someone even succeeds in being also smart and funny it’s nice to read.

    S says:
  • ?

    Snoop says:

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