o l i g o p t i c o n

a place through which the world passes,
for the sustenance of that place and our situated selves,
and for our very sense of being in-place.

a place from which we go to a world which is immediate and present and to hand.

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Shizuku by SOFTlab

Icheon Tri-Bowl

Architects: iArc Architects

Location: Incheon, 

Year: Completed March 2010

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wood, richard rogers, wales, senedd, cardiff, green, green,



Richard Rogers…

Welsh Assembly. 2001-2006


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bicycle bicycle race!, rims, wood, velocity,

Sweet wood rims! they’re teak…


mademoiselle bio headquarter | ceiling ~ kengo kuma and associates


Regino Cruz Architectos | Estoril Congress Centre


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palais des papes, avignon, wood, architecture,


Ceiling at Pope’s Palace, Avignon, France.

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Zoo Pavilion | Studio Gang

To that end, we have developed a striated wood-slatted system that conceals the view of the mechanical, plumbing, and lighting systems on the longitudinal axis, while offering a virtual canopy under which to dine. The geometry of the wood slats conform to each equipment above, but are also radiused in order to smoothen the relationship between other adjoining equipment, creating a seamless landscape. The columns and the wine storage, in the middle of the hall, serve to uphold the fiction, and appear to be suspended from the ceiling. if the longitudinal axis emphasizes the seamless surface, then lateral views offer striated glimpses into the service space above, and demystify the illusion. To underline this strategy, certain areas of the ceiling “drip” and “slump”, acknowledging the location of to place exit signs, lighting features, and other details.