Architectural Design: First Year
The Environmental Education Center along the West River in New Haven explores the analogy of a surface of water registering the impact of a dropped object as a way to consider the way a building meets the ground. The landscape facets created through the insertion of the building organizes indoor and outdoor program. The uncanny relationship between building and landscape is heightened through materiality. The building is enclosed in a perforated metal skin that creates changing light effects during the day and night. Each adjacent facet is a different landscape material.