“Self-explanatory” refers to being identifiable and representative of others in a particular field. To create a commercial building that is both unique and self-explanatory, the designers have utilized the elements of “oblique angles” and “straight lines” to make a great integration and create a distinctive architectural style.
Given the project’s long and narrow base, the proximity to the high-rise buildings, and the diagonal cut of the main road along the street, the urban spatial expression of being “straight” and “oblique” is brilliantly formed. Through the designer’s careful planning and exquisite execution, the oblique beauty of the road is used to plan the volume structure of the building, which subtly creates a dialogue with the high “straight” of the tall buildings on the side, highlighting the unique charm of the building.
Overlooking the exterior of the building, one will notice the prominent volume structure in the middle of the building and the top floor being extended with different angles to add visual changes. Turning to the right side of the wall, one will realize the designer has created three horizontal windows, creating an oblique shade like a pivot window, demonstrating a unique shape and achieving a sun-shading effect.
For this project, the designer uses gray concrete walls with glass curtains, angular turns, and straight extensions to reflect the interplay and evolution of urban textures. Through the designer’s careful planning, the building has transformed into an urban character while embodying its unique value, meaning, and existence. In addition, it highlights the self-explanatory nature of the building itself and outstands in the concrete jungle.