D-Ception (Dazzle Camouflage)
An Institute for Illegitimate Endeavours
D-ception is an Institute for Illegitimate endeavours that positions itself to be both formally ordered and disordered, interior and exterior. To achieve this, a range of camouflaging strategies have been employed to build a hierarchy of views that respond to the surveillance of the site; a watchful metropolis. The ‘dazzle’ skin of the building seeks to hide the form from orthogonal views, while revealing itself to the oblique observer. It stands as a monument of Thomasina Coverly, who, reincarnated as a crow. She is the protector of her nest, the keeper, the watcher and the collector…
Site: A Watchful Metropolis
The truncated cone form is transformed by splicing, subtracting and adding extrusion, following a building within a building concept connected by a central funnel void and circular ramp.
BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, RMIT UNIVERSITY, SEMESTER 2, 2015