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SINGHA D-LUCK CINEMATIC THEATRE

Banglamung, Chonburi
Thailand
2017

SINGHA D-LUCK CINEMATIC THEATRE

Banglamung, Chonburi
Thailand
2017

SINGHA D-LUCK CINEMATIC THEATRE

Banglamung, Chonburi
Thailand
2017
The uniqueness of a performance which integrates between the illusion of projection mapping technology and the realism of stage performers, are key in generating the imagination of the audiences. This sparks the ideas for the team of designers to incorporate this illusion techniques to create the same effect of imagination with architecture. Several illusion techniques have been studied to achieve the various stunning effects intension under the constraint of the given budget. Particularly, the concept of levitation was discussed and studied further which provided the maximum effect in capturing the imagination of illusion by allowing the heavy theatre mass to visually float effortlessly above the ground plane. To achieve the effect of levitation, few elements such as shadows, building mass seen from below and clear space or void under the mass play an essential role in the design objective. Since the emphasis is to create the levitation illusion, the architectural form is needed to be kept simple representing a box for ease of visual understanding. The trick is to disguise the pre-function spaces for the theatre at ground level as a clear space or void to allow for the levitating box to perceivably float above by incorporating mirror planes on both walls and ceiling which hides the structure and to reflect the surroundings and sky. Since the box is cantilevered from the main structure by 8.75 meters, steel structure is used so that visitors can perceive in greater depth of the reflection of the base of the floating box above which will result of the theatre box of 15 x 50 x 14 meters floating in the air. The reflection pond below, furthermore, enhances the effect of the height under the box. The lighting installed in the ceiling will also help emphasize the ceiling boundary under low light conditions. Besides static levitation, to create another illusive effect that expresses dynamic, a kinetic faade has been used to take advantage of the coastal breeze of Pattaya. The specific shape of diamond pieces made of folded aluminum sheets expressing traditional Thai art are utilized for the kinetic components. On a breezy day, these 30,000 golden diamond pieces creates a sparkling wave effect resembling an ocean for visitors to experience.
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