new york - paris
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scale orography
athens, 2003 - second prize
ancient greek theaters were most of the time built along the curve of existing topography. hills have been used as “objet trouvé” to erect theaters, by carving out the natural landscape and adding matter to the topography in order to reach the optimum condition of viewing and listening. this project reinvestigates the interaction between landscape and human experience by conceiving an open-air theater as a seating topography of variable geometry. the solar parametric open air theater is made of seating modules of different sizes, which slides one under another to allow a variety of seating configurations and performance types. this system changes the degree of encirclement of the theater ranging from a greek theater type to a projection theater type.