AutoCAD Graphite Illustrator Model Sketchup Watercolor
Client B.Arch, Employer RISD
A ribbon of wood twisting through the sky, down to the river.
Like a sea-bound river twisting and turning down through the landscape, the Water Research Center is an ever-growing ribbon folding through the sky, over the ground, and emptying into the mouth of the river lingering at its feet. Between these folds life clings to the shoreline, pulling away and expanding outward from its safety only where it must.
Designed for my Architectural Design Studio at RISD in Spring 2012, the project was to create a building for use as a community education center and water research laboratory.
Program includes laboratories, a library, a conference room, interior and exterior exhibit and gathering spaces, a gift shop, and a floating classroom on the river.
A long process of building and rebuilding started with my original folded planes, and ended with the articulated tower.