Taking the principles of the Mayan's integration of the built environment into the natural landscape as a point of departure, the Copan Museum of Archaeology is an exploration of the relationship of a building to its site. Set at the edge of sloping cliff, the natural landscape continues over the museum, allowing its visibility to be gradually revealed as one enters downward from the roof above.
The Gowanus Art Center seeks to develop the potential for a public commons within the big box factory typology prevalent throughout the area. By peeling up the ground plane and slipping the building both below and above it, the parti allows for the extension of public open space rather than its displacement. The result is a project that aims to synthesize public and private domains.
The Shenzhen Bao International Airport Terminal 3 is an exploration of a flexible hybrid unit system than can vary to accommodate a given set of affectual, programmatic and structural criteria. By defining specific parameters throughout the concourse such as direct and indirect lighting, visibility and views, and structural spans, the unit’s flexibility allows it to accommodate these requirements by adapting its size, shape, and porosity. This project followed the Shenzhen Bao International Airport Terminal 3 competition brief.
Porous Structure is a study in algorithmic processes as a means of creating flexible and varied systems based on porous structural wall envelopes. Scripted in the 900 lines of Maya Embedded Language and controlled from an interface within Maya, the system is fully parametrized, allowing for versions to be rapidly generated based on different structural and affectual qualities.
Shifting Wall is project exploring the possibility of mass customization and variegated aggregation within a unitized wall system. Using a collection of manual, algorithmic, and animation methodologies, the overall wall is composed of a series of units gradually shifting betweenpredefined base geometries.
The Point To Point vessel is an object study in networked point cloud distribution systems. The vessel begins with a randomized point cloud placed on a defined surface which is then connected with a nearest-neighbor spline network defined by a maximum number of splines per point. The underlying spline geometry is then given a thickness and finally, laplacian smoothing is applied to the resulting mesh.
Rotating Lines drawings are a study of the intersection between the digital and physical processes. Each drawing contains a different number of rotating line arrays rotating at a unique computationally derived rate, resulting in unforeseen emergent patterns. The drawings are output with ink on paper by a computer numerical control device.
A series of 10,152 sequential photographs created as part of a site analysis. The photographs were taken walking every two steps on each of the four streets surrounding the block, in both directions during the morning, afternoon, and evening, and on weekdays and the weekend, resulting in 48 individual conditions.
Seeing Double is an article commissioned by Mark magazine featured on eight pages, focusing on the phenomena of similar buildings from disparate origins, as it relates to the underlying thinking of comparative architecture.
Post Post is a website created as a means of collecting and organizing the seemingly endless source of current and historical architectural typologies. Projects are classified by concepts and strategies, materials and methods, types and uses, cities and countries, years and decades, and architects and creators.