Davit & Mary Jilavyan / LEMEAL Studio: This project started out as a discussion about a dam. We were looking at the Hoover Dam and the idea came to us to create something like that. We tried to imagine what if the dam was a house or a hotel for example? Of course, this is crazy, but anything is possible in 3D. We made it more architectural. We divided it into several parts with a big dominant shape.
The whole building feels like it's coming out of a rock. Smaller forms cantilever over the water. The implication is that each form has hotel rooms overlooking the ocean. The entire roof of the building is a huge pool where people can swim. There is also a seating area on the roof with couches and tables.
image © Davit & Mary Jilavyan
We wanted people to have the feeling that you are on the edge of the world and can only see the ocean. Since this project is a flight of fancy, we have no calculations and data on it. We did not measure the area, did not calculate the number and size of hotel rooms. This project is a splash of emotion and feelings. Architecture does not always have to be realistic!