### Learning from Moiré

Moiré: an interference pattern created, for example, when two grids are overlaid at an angle, or when they have slightly different mesh sizes.

A moiré, by nature, is an intersection of two geometries or geometric systems. In this design, two grid systems were found on the site: one being the orthagonally aligned, and the other being aligned with the topography. That is reflected in the project and especially tectonically as one system is a heavy concrete system, while the other is a lighter steel system, which follows the skewed grid based on the topography.

The intersection of these two systems creates a power relationship that prefers the interference or "3rd space" that is created. This "3rd space", which belongs to neither systems is then harnessed for movement, as between the two geometric systems, one feels moved.

The sense of movement that one experiences between the two systems has a sense of guidance. As one is continually following the "3rd space", one is being guided towards a higher state of illumination. It is like a procession that one is being guided through, seeking light and being guided by light.

### The Power of Geometry

There are 2 main geometries that determine the orientation of buildings around the site. One is the north-south orthogonal and the other is one determined by the topographic nature of the site. In this case, it is seen through the diagonally extended lines. The instances of intersection create moments of intensity.