The concept for this blooming design was inspired by the qualitative transformations that occur within Carbon as it transforms from granite into diamond. Two sets of blooming pods transform and grow up the glass cage system to produce a variety of different types of units within the building. On the ground floor the pods root into the ground and flare to create auditorium spaces. As they bloom upwards they transform into conference rooms and finally luxurious residences. The atmosphere created in each of the pods also transforms with the geometry. The corporate, slick feel of the conference rooms bloom into soft, padded residences with backlit surfaces.
*in collaboration with Qian Liu