Cricket Club, instructor: Max Kuo. A club for cricket and other athletics

The self-similar repeating elements of Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane are seemingly generic yet at the scale of the church they narrate a very specific architectural agenda. In ‘Cricket Club’, arches of San Carlo are extracted, manipulated, distorted and deployed on the site of an athletic club.

The building is organized upon a 9 square grid and rests on a plinth site with 3:1 slope. A carefully calculated ambiguity and disorder within the part-part relationship of the arches enforces the clarity of the building as a whole. Two overlapping ‘L’ shapes orient interior playing surfaces for optimal views from secondary mezzanine and roof spaces.