INDIVIDUAL STUDIO PROJECT (SPRING 2016)
the intent of the studio was to use the ideas of focus and flight to create a “mass-y frame” structure. my project uses 3 intersecting circles to define a weaving circulation of flight patterns. the weaving circulation is continued in the vertical through arcing ramps, which transverse the occupants within the thick roof.
the majority of program is elevated into this thickened roof structure, leaving the ground level to have an open relationship with the public realm. the roof structure is supported by dense, occupiable columns that house fire poles. the central program creates an atrium like structure, suspended from the columns. here we can see the weaving vertical circulation, creating 2 stories of open concept shared spaces.
on the ground floor, the program is condensed to the south side of the internal road, leaving the north edge open to create a public plaza and allowing visibility into the firefighters operations.
critic: mohamed sharif