A TROJAN BUILDING
Pariya Mohammaditabar [Research, Design, Animation]
Johan Bettum [Advisor]
Damjan Jovanovic [Advisor and Game Developer]
Adil Bokhari [Advisor]
Staedelschule Frankfurt Academy of Fine Arts
The project attempts to emphasize on the subject of object-hood in architecture. It is a four-story educational institute with four compact lecture halls. It can either be described as an extra small building or an extra-large sculpture. Its character-like typology is not considered as a “duck” due to its non-self-referential form. Instead, it provokes a sense of public memory of monumentality by disguising its program in a figurative building like a Trojan horse. Its surface articulation is of a landscape-like morphology with varied levels of detail throughout the mass. The coherence and continuity of the skin wraps the building parts into forming a singular whole.