Surrounded by panoramic forested views in every direction, this structure is conceived as a series of stepped canopies, terraced into the hillside.
The house frames distant views by exposing a wood “umbrella” structure above anchored by a stepped concrete slab below. By aggregating four intersecting timber canopies into a pinwheel structure, an exterior courtyard is de ned that negotiates competing demands between distant east and west views, while capturing the winter sun into living spaces. Entered through the lowest terrace, the living spaces ow in a continuous loop around four bar and L-shaped storage cores that define the different activities of daily living, while an undulating exterior topography negotiates internal privacy and transparency to the surrounding natural context.
Inside, each volume is optimized for views, solar access, and the daily requirements of living. The varying degrees of public and private spaces correspond to the separation and connection of three winter gardens. At the moment of greatest transparency, the roof canopies cantilever to the south to provide shading. At the moment of greatest privacy, the structure stacks on top of itself. The resulting aggregation stimulates natural ventilation, passive cooling and heating, yet declares its modernity through expansive cantilevers.
Entered at the lowest point, the house gently steps up on the hillside. Each pavilion is defined internally by a freestanding storage core and by its unique relationship to the stone terraces that define the forested land- scape. A matrix plan is deployed by the bar and L-shaped storage cores made flexible by concealed doors at their ends. The house’s internal arrangement flows in a single movement around these bar and L-shaped bathroom and storage cores. Because no room is compartmentalized and isolated as in a conventional home, every room can be an active space during the day and a quiet space at night.
Conceived as two intersecting low-slung cantenary canopies, the resulting architectural gesture extends the Parque de la Ex- posición into a new urban plaza above, while oating over a series of intimate galleries and classrooms below. The draped cantenaries of the canopies establish a formal relationship with the existing Palacio de la Exposición, echoing the museum’s internal covered courtyard while complementing the harmonics of its neo-classical façade. The canopies are optimized to preserve views
of the western façade of the Palacio while de ning entrances to the existing Palacio de la Exposición to the east and Parque de la Exposición to the south, and pedestrian corridors to the west and north.
Inside, the new wing is experienced as single cavernous space that excavates be- low grade. Entering from the north or south, the single exhibition hall houses galleries and classrooms that are dispersed and ock in plan. In section, the canopies and oor- plates warp to connect inside to out, break- ing down the barriers between the curatorial space of the museum and the social space of the city. Where the canopies self-inter- sect, a third entrance is de ned, bridging the new wing and urban plaza to the existing Palacio’s western entrances. Thus, the new wing for contemporary art is conceived as a dynamic cultural platform that as an institu- tion is also delicate and deferential.
From this simple gesture of two draped canopies, we extend a larger vision for the Parque de la Exposición. The new contemporary art wing sponsors a fractal matrix of planting and hardscape activating underutilized habitat.
The runaways can be anyone among us. Whoever desires to make a change in the current stage of fashion world. For the runaway designers, we are providing them with tools and equipment to sculpt a new fashion landscape in the future and pleasure of making with their hands.
The project is a mixed-use complex dedicated to the runaways, the ones who truly admire the beauty of fashion and are willing to escape from the failing structure in the current society. In our proposal, we provide the runaways with hospitality, equipments, entertainment area for performance, and most importantly the enjoyment of individuality through the concept of bespoke.
Ginza do not hesitate to throw away the old fashioned and replace with the most updated and this particular character makes it the ideal spot to contain a proposal that is attempting to incorporate the most advanced in all fields with its high-profile in the world of fashion. In the near future Ginza will become the stage for the new synthesis of robotics and fashion. As a demonstration to the world in a place where both industries are at their highest development in the present and with the new development that is generated by the visiting consumers, the city can be benefit both culturally and economically.
The complex serves a new form of innovative production, being far more efficient and convenient. The main circulation flows from courtyard or streetscape and eventually it reaches to the production, innovative design bespoke booths and designer studios. The first walkway is opened up by stairs merged with pedestrian. This translucent vertical fins are used in facade for controlling lights to both humans and machine production area. Different gradient of transparency is also tailored to each spaces. Openness at production area through glazed surfaces are applied for demonstration while studio spaces are more enclosed for privacy of the designerS throughout their thinking and making processes.
Library extension design for the University of Lausanne. The extension to the Unithèque is conceived as a sequence of five canopies. Similar to the gesture of the existing library, the proposed canopies connect and separate the internal functions of the library.
The intersection in plan and section generates a series of interconnected terraces and pavilions engaging and solving the separation between architecture and landscape. The five canopies liberate you to direct and physical connection between the new addition to the forest and from the existing complex to the distant views beyond. These new pavilions disperse and connect to the existing building, creating a new credible pedestrian realm in Dorigny.
The an opportunity to bridge historical dichotomies such as: the manmade and nature, simplicity and complexity, singular figures and collective urban effect.
Set within an existing raw industrial space, this office build-out maximizes light and transparency, while carving out private perimeter offices.
A single translucent wrapper separates visually and acoustically the perimeter offices from the central open trading floor. The kitchen, server room, and storage are contained within a free-standing wood storage core.
Having the architecture situated at the heart of Tokyo, the architecture serves a purpose of separating in habitants from the surrounding world. With high social and economical stress, couples in mega cities like Tokyo tend not to communicate much after long working hours. The less of passion simultaneously decreases birth rate in the cities.
As an urban escaping oasis for overnight accommodation, located at Tokyo, Japan. The program is designed to isolate the tensed up couples and provide a chance for them to relax and forget about their daily pressure.
Based on research of the black phoebes,which are indigenous species of Peru, a bird watching blind is designed with light weight steel structure and flexible fabric material.
By interrelating characteristics of female birds and female bird watchers, a form symbolizing these qualities are made and the blind is then created targeting the needs of both solo and group watching activities.
Located at the northern slope of the
Fort Greene Park, the pavilion is designed to be a temporary summer shelter for the visitors. The form is generated with Building Information Modeling software and panel grid is then applied onto the surface.
The concept behind the structure is to create a playful atmosphere for both the adults and kids in the neighborhood. Seating area is provided for the adults while the sloped landscape gives the childrens a natural playground.
A new town hall proposal for the town of Sola. Generated from a crucifix truss structural system, each programs are places within spatial pockets opportunistically. In order to retain flexibility of each floor plates, administration offices are free from the orthodox office cells.
The new Rådhus serves as an open and accessible meeting grounds for the citizens of Sola.By distributing the required program into two new volumes we activate a credible pedestrian Rådhusgata to the east. The resulting complex allows for flexible, interactive spaces, which can evolve and be executed over time.
The flexible internal arrangement of the different departments is achieved through a series of cascading and spiraling public plazas and stairs that puncture through each floor. Like the Spanish Steps in Rome, the spiraling stairs and plazas separate and connect the different departments, while also stimulating natural stack effect ventilation.
A rooftop structure design for local environmental and political conditions in Aguascalientes, Peru.
The project is a refinement of an existing four storey building with unfinished roof structure and exposed rebars. Due to the local tax system, home or business owners tend to leave the top level unfinished to reduce tax amount; causing unpleasant sceneries and increasing danger to both inhabitants and pedestrians. This project is located directly next to the bus station for Machu Picchu, one of the most populated site in the town, serving a purpose to demonstrate a low-cost and flexible roof design for the local authorities.
As a land that is enriched by water, canals, rivers and the ocean is easily approachable for the people. It is a crucial natural gift that people learn to appreciate and enjoy.
Being inspired by Kierkegaard’s quote, which he claimed importance for human to simply live with nature instead of doing endless research and exploration of it. The more people learn about nature the less chance for us to purely gain pleasure from the environment.
However we cannot reject how much convinience modern technology has brought us. Therefore the pavilion is designed to incorporate the two conflicting ideas.
Located at the northern tip of the Manhattan island by the Hudson River, the site is prone to flooding and has been striked by the super storm Sandy. A water resistant structure is designed to withstand the next storm.
Programs that serve the needs of the Columbia University rowing team and also the locals who are interested in the sport. Practise tanks, training center and locker rooms are placed for the convinience of the users.
Residential project targeting on the needs of graduated students at Pratt Institute. In order to fulfill the needs of gallery or display spaces. This piece of architecture is being elevated that forms a opened space on ground floor. The upper level housing units are split into four buildings, allowing the dense living space some air to flow in and also for natural to penetrate through.
The facade study is generated through research on materials that can be found in the nature. From the natural transformation of a plant, different stages of decaying is recorded then analyzed. In the project, skin of tomatoes are being studied the wrinkling process is taken down to further generation of the actual shape of facade.
An indoor installation project which takes part of a designer chair and alter the particular part to created a duplicable system for space ornamentation.Taking one detail from a rendered chair and alter the piece. It is then duplicated to crate a a geometry shape which can be use to form a space frame.