The project explores possible surface effects of a planar geometry conceived with limited types of pre-fabricated modules. A system of 8 modules was mobilized to create a deep façade with a continuously varying field around a simple geometry, in this case a box. The required limit of 30% glass by the client was achieved with 6 deep windows per room arranged as a checker board to create the structure of modulation. The pre-cast light weight concrete modules varying in geometry are arranged incrementally to achieve gradient effects around the planar geometry of the box. This variation provides an unstable character in the tectonic perception of the box as conditions of direct/diffused sun light, hard/soft shadows render varying identities through time.
Inside, the lobby and related programs are lifted one floor up from the street level. The rooms are lined along an atrium cutting through the entire height of the building. The two sides are bridged across twice on each floor. The bridges peel from the vertical atrium surface and fan incrementally from floor to floor sculpting the space of the lobby. The rugged nature of the modulated exterior is replaced with soft ribbons of bridges in the interior.