UNKNOWN is the re-imagining of the Secession Hall – the icon of the Vienna’s Secession movement. Separating from the norms of architecture, this project redefines surface and mass, utilizing the primal language of butchery to generate form and functions.

UNKNOWN treats the mass like meat.

Wrapped in layers of mass, carving across the plies reveals a rippling of striations and voids. The resultant structure is then sliced, reformed and repacked, disregarding its original form. Within, inflating voids form bloated volumes of programs, forming and bending to the exo-structure.

Hernan Diaz Alonso / Advanced Studio
Yale School of Architecture

Dionysus Cho
Dionysus Cho