The aim of my project is to acknowledge the presence of architecture within a natural setting, using natural materials which is wood in this case. A wood lattice system is created in a man-made logic, constructed using chidori connections. Enclosure is achieved by embedding glass and wood panels in between the wood columns.
Visitors would first enter a long corridor made of wood lattice system. They would then descend to a semi-underground space where concrete is the prominent material in reverse. The cold pool, sauna and steam room are located on this level. Finally they would ascend to enter a grander space to get the full experience of being surrounded by the wood lattice system. It is where the structure becomes the architecture.
lattice system and enclosure panels prototype 1/2" = 1'
semi-underground relaxation space, stairwells
Warm pool, hot pool
Urban Agriculture Center
Fall 2016 2nd year studio
site: north side Pittsburgh
Instructor: Josh Bard, Jen Lucchino
My design focuses on public roof access to encourage community involvement in urban agriculture. The green roof extends to street level and is connected to a greenhouse that has vertical farming shelves. A farmers market is located in the courtyard on the lower level.
2nd year studio
team with Blair Chen, Alessandra Fleck, Monica Toren, Jihoon Park and Zhuoyin Lin
material: conduit, greenhouse plastic
site: David L. Lawrence convention Center, Pittsburgh