Concert Hall

Location: London, UK
Date: 2018
Type: Commercial & Institutional

In architecture representation, the line is used as an indicative tool. In plan we articulate it to imply several meanings that would be nonsensical outside of our field.
Poche lines, dimension lines, hidden lines, center lines extension lines, section lines, directional lines, borderlines, guidelines, construction lines, solid lines, dotted lines etc....
There are a variety of types of lines each with different sub categories based on their line-weight or line-type. When a line reaches a certain thickness, it begins to fold onto itself till it eventually breaks. The line is no longer just indicative but it starts to imply space.
I am interested in the line going past it’s representational semiotics by establishing a decisive role. Ordering itself around the site, defining through its height what is public and what is private, what is enclosed, and what is revealed.
Located in London, the project redefines the Barbican music center by extending the existing high line forcing the confrontation of two architectural types inherent to the line: The Wall and the Hall.