The firehouse project began by integrating architecturestudents, with interior design, and landscape architec-ture students. The amalgamation of the different de-sign ideas, streamlined the workflow of the team and allowed flexibilityamongst the disciplines to explore within the established concept. Weimagined the masses of Boston discovering to our site almost as if ithad its own ever-present gravity. The imagery of the warm inn with itsfireplace lit, smoke bellowing gracefully from the chimney, ushering inthe weary traveler resonated in our minds. The imagery transformeditself by making manifest the indelible nature of the Firehouse. The goalwas to attract people from throughout the Boston metro, and give thema place to express their creative energy. This warm energy would beexpressed through the unique and creative individuals throughout theBoston and would serve as a public art exhibition space that could be ashared studio space for aspiring artists within and outside the local col-lege. The connection that this space would share with the Boston Archi-tectural College would be both invaluable to the school, and to the cityof Boston. The dialogue of ideas that would occur from multiple profes-sions, would allow for the human interaction between cultures, profes-sions, and disciplines to ultimately be creative. This creative force wouldcause the site of the Firehouse to be the epicenter for creative culturewithin the city of Boston.IgniteCommunityEvolveWarmthInspire03firehouseboston ma Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Photoshop
LMARCHFEBRUARYJANUARYDECEMBERNOVEMBEROCTOBERSEPTEMBERAU19601970198019902000 1860 1870188018901900+This diagram is of all the major fires that have occurred withinthe city of Boston since 1860. This map shows the fires by loca-tion, intensity, and period. The pattern that took shape was usedto develop the envelope and served as a series of deflectionpoints along its striations.The historical fires throughout Boston become openings in theskin of the Firehouse illuminating the interior during the day,then transforming at night to beckon people into the Firehouse.
We mapped the movement of a signal fire as it dancedwith the wind, and it was this mapping that formed thefirehouse.The idea was to create a spark within Boston to facilitateaction between the prevalent culture of business with thearts. This intertwining of the cultures around Boston sealsthe Firehouse as a focal point within the city. We chosethe twisting flames of a fire to be our inspiration. Thisphenomenon, of the melting culture of Boston entanglesvisitors, welcoming them to the Firehouse even on thecoldest of nights. Boston has been a light ofhope to so many, just as Paul Revere tookthe lamp and lit the path to a new nation so tothe Firehouse will roote itself withing the city.
The Firehouse, located on the corner of Massachusetts Ave,and Boyslton St places it at one of the most critical pointswithin the city. Newbury Street to the north, is Boston’s fifth av-enue and is the busiest retail district inside Boston, for this rea-son we wanted to expand our sites boundaries to connect with NewburySt. The propsoal is to develop a dual sided storefront to accommodatepedestrian flow from the prudential center’s business district through theFirehouse and into Newbury St. ROOF GARDEN
Collaboration Studio was a design studio led by Javier Gomez.team membersarchiecture Brandon Montfortinterior design Alyssa Sheen Morgan Stautzenberger Megan Kozlowskilandscape architecture Jared Chase Sam CaskeyCREDITSDr. Debajyoti Pati, Dr. Louis Mills, Kathy Lust, Dr. Cherif AmorZaha Hadid, Morphosis, BIG- Bjarke Ingles Group, B. Tschumi,Lebbeus Wood, Alex HogrefeSPECIALTHANKSTHOUGHTS
Athenaeumdallas tx16 The process began by analyzing the influentialforces that manifest themselves on the site ofthe Athenaeum. The primary phenomenon is theproximity to The Park in Dallas. This new parkis being paid for by the city of Dallas, and is one of themost ambitious projects in the area. The Park is trying toincorporate uptown Dallas’ living, arts, and entertainmentdistrict with downtown Dallas. The design of The Park re-sulted in the termination of Harwood St. into what will nowbe the central entrance to this new urban oasis.This makes the intersection of Harwood and WoodallRodgers one of the city’s most important points. Thisnew interchange that merges uptown with downtown isone of the city’s most important locations guaranteeing anincrease in pedestrian traffic between uptown and down-town Dallas.The prevalence of these pedestrians and the paths theywould create begin to define the geometry of the Athenae-um This geometry was organized according to a simplesystem that called for an organization of a few key expres-sions. The most important of which is was the flow of pe-destrian traffic through The Park as well as the surround-ing city. The paths are derived from a simulation of thesurrounding areas that analyzed major roads and walkingpaths. The paths were weighted in regards to potentialpedestrian traffic with a higher affordance of paths beingdedicated to higher potential pedestrian traffic. Thus theoverall geometry of the building began to shape itself.Rhino, Grasshopper, PhotoshopSECTION
THREEGALLERYEXTERIOR FRONT ELEVATIONTWOONECBFOURFIVE These paths created numerous intersec-tions and ultimately began to align them-selves triangularly. This triangulation ofpaths created two positive legs and onenegative leg of the triangle. Positive be-ing the physical paths created and nega-tive being the imaginary path between theinitial two points. This triangulation wouldbecome the second element in the archi-tectural language. The third element wouldcome from an examination of the secondin nature. The principle described has anumerous examples in both mathematicsand nature only under a different name.The mathematical term for this phenom-enon is fractal geometry.
Comprehensive Studio was a design studio led by Danny Nowak.CREDITSDr. Saif Haq, Daniel Pruskee, Josh NasonSteven Holl, Morphosis, Peter Zumthor, Zaha HadidSPECIALTHANKSTHOUGHTS
VehiclesThe apple grove is apart of the agricul-tural core providing both skill training andfood for the community.Haven for Hope in San Antonio TX inspired many of thedesign elements for High Cotton. The objective was to cre-ate a community to help heal the homeless in Lubbock TX.In order to do this we felt it was necessary to consolidatemany of the resources that are available for the homelessin West Texas. The resources to be centralized were foodservice, tent shelters, permanent living, laundry, kennel,skill training, and second hand goods. The project wasto develop a master plan and design elements that couldhelp facilitate the rehabilitation process for the chronic andsituational homeless in Lubbock TX.Architecture in West Texas represents itself intrinsically intwo ways. The sky and the prevailing wind. This broughtupon an analysis of the typical domicile like traditions ofplains architecture, thus resulting in typical dwellings likethe sod hut of the American frontier to the nomadic tepeesused by native Americans. This nomadic culture throughthe implementation of the tepee created a lightweight mo-bile shelter similar to a modern day tent.HIGH COTTONRevit, Photoshop
The site manifests itself intotwo different categories onebeing temporary, and theother permanent. We havesought to express this by thedividing the campus in to twomaking the northern mostsite Tent City and the south-ern site transitional housingfor the homeless.+ =RESIDENTIAL STORE / RETAIL MEDICAL / INTAKERECREATION KENNEL FOOD SERVICESMECHANICALADMINISTRATIONTRAININGPEDESTRIANAGRICULTUREVEHICULARST
summer solsticesolar declinationwinter solsticeoptimal solar angle forphotovoltaic panelstyp. structural wallrain water recepticales-a series pho-tovotaic photosroof structureoperable skylightTYPICAL ROOF SECTION GREEN ROOF PERSPECTIVE
Urban Tech Studio was a design studio led by David Driskill, andGary Smithteam membersarchiecture Brandon Montfort Bryan Jacobsen Crystal LyndstromLes Burrus, Frank Morrison, Nancy Norton, Louise Underwood,Jane Henry, Jeff Nesbit, Ben Shacklette, M. Crites, B. HightowerBIG- Bjarke Ingles Group, Overland Architects, Alex HogrefeCREDITSSPECIALTHANKSTHOUGHTS
ANOVEMBEROCTOBERSEPTEMBERAUGUST190019MAYAPRILMARCHFEBRUARYJANUARYDECEMBERNOVEMBEROCTOBERSEPTEMBERAUGUSTJULYJUNE19301940195019601970198019902000 1860 187018801890190019101920+Photoshop, Illustrator, Grasshopper30infographicsconceptsThe diagram represents all of the major fires that have oc-curred within the city of Boston since 1860. The map indicatesthe fires by location, intensity, and period. This info graphicwas the conceptual framework for the creation of a pattern.The envelope’s design utilized the points of the fires as a se-ries of deflection points along the striations of the firehouseproject.boston ma
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