Fulfillment Center X Recreational Complex
A hybrid program (Fulfillment Center X Recreational Complex) is proposed along the Ohio River in Cincinnati. Adjacent to local professional sports facilities and regional distribution networks, this project takes the form of three buildings framing a reconfigurable yard.
Large pods -enabled by autonomous movement systems- dock into crystalline figures on the building periphery. These pods shape the space of the yard for various small-scale athletic activities. The pods disperse themselves into the city for various sporting events, carrying products and displays; artifacts of the fulfillment process in the urban core.
Inside the buildings, the crystalline docks are aggregates of dense product shelving and large figural rooms for the exchange of people and products. Long ramps puncture the crystals allowing for good retrieval via “pickers” and drones while allowing access to upper levels for spectators.
Visualization III: Hole to the Sky
The site for the installation was the void between the outdoor stair and penthouse on the upper-most terrace of Rudolph Hall. Using the striations of the corduroy concrete as a datum for porosity, we suggested enclosure of the space using surfaces comprised of plywood ribs, articulated with a subtle undulation that was reinforced by the mirror placed on the ground. The result, whether perceived from within the space or above, was the illusion of an infinite void, where the distinction between the sky and the ground was blurred.
Architectural Design: New Haven Test
Stereotomic House attempts to make the minimal dwelling large, stealing space from its surrounding through repetitive subtraction. The home uses calibrated voids to produce semi-private exterior spaces for both owner and tenant. Each operation uses the negative to answer concerns relating to space, program and environment.