Skyspace Amarta

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Small Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    Studio Mk27
  • Lead Designer
    Studio Mk27 (Marcio Kogan and Renata Furlanetto)
  • Architect
    Studio MK27
  • Interior Designer
    Diana Radomysler, Pedro Ribeiro (Studio mk27)
  • Lighting Designer
    The Flaming Beacon
  • Const. Company
    Alhl Pvt. Ltda
  • Photographer Credit
    Fernando Guerra, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and George Roske
  • Location
    Fari Island, Maldives
  • Client
    Pontiac Land Group
  • Project Date

Skyspace Amarta is a James Turrell Skyspace located in the Patina Maldives. The building is a unique and permeable pavilion that seamlessly connects with the surrounding nature, embracing the elements to create a mesmerizing experience.
Emphasizing the harmony between architecture and environment, the pavilion's wooden facade allows an abundance of natural light to penetrate its interior, enabling visitors to be immersed in the. As night falls, the pavilion transforms into a gentle glowing beacon, its soft light blending harmoniously with the natural surroundings.
The building’s focal point, a ceiling with an aperture to the sky, seemingly floats above the ground, ingenuously sustained exclusively by its timber facade. That ensures that the ceiling's entirety remains perceptible, without any central columns blocking it. The pavilion's slender slats not only contribute to its aesthetic appeal but also facilitate the free flow of air and light throughout the building. Skyspace Amarta stands as a testament to the seamless integration of art and architecture, welcoming guests to engage in moments of quiet reflection and profound awe.