All thoughts are fluid and have no true end or beginning in the same way that water in an ocean has no end or beginning. Thoughts are part of a cyclical process and this building skin is a metaphor for the waves of thought that crash into the organs of this building and spill out into the world around it.
More specifically, this project thinks about the way that people like to walk while thinking and works to create an environment outside of the classroom that is shaded and ventilated that creates a space with energy for thinking and breakout discussion of ideas. It creates space for people to sit together, to put their book bags while they talk, to sit a piece of paper to sketch an idea.
The walls of the classrooms are clad in opaque and transparent glass that mimics the form of the exterior wave pattern but in a scale more paletable for glass panels that can open for stack ventillating of the interior space. The second layer creates a layering of transparency in the same way that the ocean reflects light. These two layers work together to create a really spectacular space for scientific study.