Point of Departure | Sustainable Transit Shelter (2015)

Size:

2192.5 m²

23,600 ft² (site)

158 m²

1,700 ft² (hardscape)

 

65 m²

700 ft² (roof)

Design:

Jan 2014 -

Jul 2017

Construction:

TBD

Program:

A photovoltaic system, interactive video panel, seating, interactive lighting, occupiable landscape, bioswale, runoff water collection cistern

This project began as a cross-disciplinary research project at the University of Kentucky to design a single solar-powered bus stop. That narrow vision became our point of departure. Through an intensive, funded, multi-year research process we expanded the scope to articulate a new vision for a sustainable urban network as an outward expression of research, sustainability, design education, and our collective future.

 

Pedagogically, the design studio became a living laboratory to simulate professional practice within an academic context while also demonstrating architectural thinking to the broader campus and city community. For more about the ideas, research and team, follow the links below:

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Images:

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View across South Limestone at dusk

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View From Biological-Pharmaceutical Building looking South | Shelter visual extension of sustainable landscape while also an object in the landscape

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View From the New "Quad" | Shelter visual extension of sustainable landscape while also an object in the landscape. Thin-film solar collecting energy in parallel to natural photosynthesis of landscape

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View looking West | Thresholds and patterns eroding perceived edges of shelter and context

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View looking South highlighting zones of occupation and the relationship of the roof form to these micro-climates

Drawings:

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Campus Masterplan | City & Campus context

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Campus Masterplan | Transportation networks and usage

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Campus Masterplan | Early sites around campus with walkability and greenspace analysis

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Campus Masterplan | Campus greenspace analysis showing active and passive conditions

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Campus Masterplan | Campus growth over time maxing out space and now densifying Northern zones

Sketches:

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Concept Sketch | Sectional study looking at shelter/quad form and views through, out and into

+SUM: (Behind the Scenes)

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