“Strongly sculpted, it opposes the main body, standing freely as its point of entrance or its culminating end -with the provocative reversal of the mass acting as a symbol of power,” states Tense Architecture Network/TAN.
Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Nestoras Skantzouris, Daphne Drayiou, and Aakash Balasaravanan of Tense Architecture Network design a factory complex with an administration and storage building in the area of Megara, in West Attica.
The factory complex comprises two buildings, the administration building and a secondary, storage structure.
The storage building is a rectangular, concrete, and elongated structure that is attached to the administration building.
The administration building is an inverted white concrete pyramid attached at the edge of the storage building.
To be more specific, for the inverted pyramid, TAN proposed sculpting it out of reinforced concrete and fitting it with two levels.
The upper one hosts the administrative offices and presentation and meeting rooms.
One of its concrete buttresses serves as a staircase, while its supportive core is penetrated by the elevator.
The hovering volume is lightly tinted – powerfully contrasting with its dark concrete base reflected in a curvilinear water feature.
Project: Industrial Complex in Megara
Architects: Tense Architecture Network / TAN
Design Team: Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Nestoras Skantzouris, Daphne Drayiou, and Aakash Balasaravanan
Structural Design: Athanassios Kontizas