sweat building is a samba dancing school proposal in response to the complex carnival parade circulation and site condition defined by the highways. the articulated volume is derived from the complex circulation paths. mist systems weave through the ramps, cooling down the sweating dancers inside the building during the hot weather. with the samba school the architecture is alive, resounding to the dancing activities, sweating when get hot.
programmatically, the volume accommodates props, samba costumes, and truck access with a circulation loop at the ground level feeding into the main workshop space. this open workspace allows visitors to interact directly with fabricators - offering a unique collaboration experience. above the workshop, dance practice rooms are separated from the main workspace with views of the cityscape beyond.
advisors: max dewdney, chee kit lai
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