Fire Station 451A Dystopian Boston, MAStudent Work
A Public Panopticon
In Ray Bradbury’s landmark dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, books are contraband and the job of the firefighter is to burn them and punish their owners. However, there is no surveillance apparatus. The oppressive state relies solely on citizens reporting the crimes and contraband of their friends and neighbors. In designing a fire station for this context, I wanted to em-phasize the public’s role in their oppression.
The project consists of the existing historic Boston Fire Station #3, a publicly accessi-ble tower wrapping around a furnace and smokestack, and a bar of additional space for the firefighters connecting the two - all draped in a po-rous skin layer with a pattern designed to disorient viewers to the scale and construction of the project.
Above: The publicly-accessible tow-er wraps around the furnace and its smokestack. At the top, the observation
Point Ruston Remediation Tacoma WAStudent WorkBest in Show Thesis Prize
A live-work campus that treats contami-nated soil as a natural resource
Point Ruston is a former ASARCO smelter site. The majority of the soil is waste slag, rich in arsenic, copper, and other heavy metals.
This project removes the waste soil, decontaminates it, and uses it to grow food on a new green-scape canopy structure.
The canopy is a grid of modu-lar planters on a steel structure. A rail system underneath allows specialized bucket-chain excava-tors to remove soil from the site for remediation while another rail system on the canopy surface allows harvesters, seeders, and irrigation to facilitate bioremedi-ation and agriculture.
There are four oval-shaped build-ings on the site with specialized purposes: earth treatment, food processing, research and devel-opment, and production / me-chanical facilities. Each building has its dedicated functional space underneath the canopy and resi-dential/ community spaces above.
Kaohsiung Port TerminalKaohsiung, TWStudent WorkCompetition Project
The form of the building and surrounding landscape is meant to mediate between the forms of the large ships and the fragmented city, which bleeds into the build-ing through public space, retail, and connections to ad-
jacent parks and transporta-tion. The skin system is a re-peating pattern of apertures, whose location and size is determined by an analysis of their sun exposure.
Renault ShowroomParis FRDGT ArchitectsCompetition - Built
For Renault’s display stand at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, we sculpted an artificial to-pography within the space, creating hilltops for the new models and an amphitheater in the central presentation space.
An LED display-clad building containing the programmatic spaces wraps around the pe-rimeter of the showroom.
Khoury VillageBeirut, LBDGT Architects
A terraced apartment build-ing in the hills overlooking Beirut, lifted on the uphill side to optimize views and create luxurious balconies for the apartments.
Part of a plan to redevlop a large site in Paris’ 14th ar-rondissment adjacent to a historic arts center and a new park corridor, this student housing project reinterprets and mutates the tradition-
al Hausmannian apartment form, puncturing it with pub-lic space which twists up-wards through the building, creating public-private out-door terraces.
1) Planning Shaping the Block
4) Establishing pub-lic-private space
A typical dorm room with a view of the chim-ney and the public amphitheater stair
The site invites the public in, drawing from the adjacent green belt and the historic arts center.
5) Public Engagement 6) Public Events
2) Activating the Public Space 3) The view of the tower
Luce Tempo Luogo Milan, ITDGT ArchitectsBuilt
Light - Time - Place
In the courtyard of the Cor-tile, it’s historic facade un-dulates with planes of solid light, shimmering off the re-flecting pools which guide you into the space. The shim-mering of the ruins evokes the impermanence of things.
Within the ruins, there is a fantastical rainfall. It falls, lev-itates, and reverses course through the subtle modula-tion of the strobing of the tiny directional LEDs. The rainfall becomes a dance of glowing particles, distorting your per-ception of time.
This project at the 2011 Mila-no Salone demonstrates the expressive qualities of Toshi-ba’s line of LED lights in its in-teraction with water through three distinct experiences at the Cortile de Via Savon.
The approach is a seamless white corridor with a single unbroken line of LED illumi-nation in the ceiling, reflected by a narrow stream of water.
Manzanita Student HousingStanford, CABAR ArchitectsUnder Construction
212 new beds for Stanford’s burgeoning student popu-lation as well as community rooms, computer labs, cowork-ing studios and 2-story apart-ments for faculty advisors.
PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICESCONTRACTOR(CONSULTANT TO OWNER)McCARTHY BUILDING COMPANIES, INC.343 SANSOME STREET, 14TH FLOORSAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104TEL: 415.397.5151CONTACT: PAUL ERBEMAIL: [email protected]
MEP ENGINEER:INTERFACE ENGINEERING717 MARKET STREET, SUITE 500SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103TEL: 415.489.7240CONTACT: SHAWN WILSONEMAIL: [email protected]
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER:PEOPLES ASSOCIATES STRUCTURALENGINEERS1996 TAROB COURTMILPITAS, CA 95035TEL: 408.957.9220CONTACT: CHRIS TAPLINEMAIL: [email protected]
CIVIL ENGINEER:SHERWOOD DESIGN ENGINEERS58 MAIDEN LANE, 3RD FLOORSAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108TEL: 415.677.7300CONTACT: CLARA TANGEMAIL:[email protected]
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:SWA GROUP2200 BRIDGEWAY BOULEVARDSAUSALITO, CA 94966TEL: 415.332.5100CONTACT: WILLIAM HYNESE-MAIL: [email protected]
ARCHITECT:BAR ARCHITECTS543 HOWARD STREETSAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105TEL: 451.293.5700CONTACT: LILLIAN TRACEMAIL:[email protected]
OWNER:STANFORD UNIVERSITY3160 PORTER DRIVE, SUITE 200PALO ALTO, CA 94304TEL: 650.725.3403CONTACT: MICHAEL MITHEN, PROJECTMANAGEREMAIL: [email protected]
MANZANITA PARKRESIDENCE HALL679 ESCONDIDO ROAD; STANFORD, CA 94305BUILDING ID# 06-715
Itkin Residence and Theorem WineryCalistoga, CA
BAR ArchitectsUnder Construction
In the first half of he 20th century, this was a chicken farm managed by a lesbian couple. It had fallen under disrepair and was the victim of sever-al unfortunate additions, and we were brought in to facilitate transforming it into a top-notch winery.
We remodeled a few of the salvage-able existing buildings and added several new ones, utilizing local stone.