Advanced Design Studio | Spring 2017
Environmental Technology Research Center | Austin, Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
Professor: Martin Haettisch
A compound is its own village and therefore has its own moments of complexity and sanctuary, of consolidation and fragmentation.
The site of this environmental technology research institute is a leftover void in the community, bisected by a commercial rail line, and wedged between a vibrant creative and industrial area and a quiet residential neighborhood. The design creates a permeable compound that acts as both a self-sufficient village for researchers as well as a vital part of the larger community.
Here the infrastructure systems define the compound without a formal wall, by establishing a field condition of vertical systems, allowing the interior to bleed seamlessly into the exterior.
Section and Elevation
Fleeting view in from passing train
Study of program organization
Transverse Section : Through Courtyard and Fabrication Shop
Transverse Section : Through Cafe and Gallery
Final Section Model