HOUSE N°5, planned for 2017 construction, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is a compact 2000 square foot house. The design focuses on the simplification of building components with prefabrication approaches, passive and efficient active energy systems, and healthy building material strategies. The design incorporates a clear domestic program organization through a central communicating core integrating […]
HOUSE N°4, currently under construction with anticipated completion in the spring of 2017, is located in rural Berkshire County, MA. Based on minimization of construction waste, and maximization of building performance, this design achieves a high level of performance and comfort utilizing readily available construction techniques with prefabricated components. The envelope design is based on an overall thermal […]
HOUSES @ Campion Farms is a series of domestic prototypes for a new land development located in Stockbridge in western Massachusetts. E+C are developing a series of highly efficient house design prototypes based on a unitized planning approach that provides flexibility in spatial organization in relation to the site’s natural context. Conceived as a series of compact […]
HOUSE N°3 is a residential design case study located in rural Berkshire County MA. The house design incorporates a large interior light well / courtyard that allows indirect light from the southerly sky to be dynamically incorporated into the interior living spaces. The overall size of the house is approximately 1800 sqf (170 sqm) with […]
The 2015 FIU Emerging Architects Initiative is an invited design build competition for a temporary structure for FIU’s school of architecture’s rooftop terrace. SHADEFOLD situates itself as a temporary intervention, provocation and productive disruption within the context of the schools campus. As a structurally robust deformed foil, the pavilion canopy provides an animated experience while moving through the rooftop courtyard as […]
Constructed from a series of parametrically-defined, vacuum-formed polycarbonate units, MIRAGE GARDEN is a continuous, reflective ribbon, coursing through the landscape. Sited the edge of the forest at Art OMI, MIRAGE GARDEN explores degrees of the “natural” by intervening at the boundary between the subtly manicured spaces of the OMI Architecture Field and the unkept conditions […]
HOUSE N°2 is a detailed case study in minimal impact high performance design. Proposed for a rural side in close proximity to a protected wetlands and wildlife reserve, the design makes use of an existing foundation re-cycled and appropriated for a modular component based / high efficiency house. As a case study design, several innovative construction […]
Video documentation of the HOUSE N°2 (Design Case Study) exploring the synergy between ultra-efficient active energy systems, passive building strategies, and high-performance envelope construction.
Prototype for metal facade application with ventilation developed by EASTON+COMBS. Ventilation strategy allows air ingress at bottom of vertical surface, exchange at eaves and exit venting at top of standing seam roof ridge. Natural convection moves along the back of the metal facade, drying and and creating an environmental buffer to the building envelope.
The Will Clayton Industrial Park will serve Houston’s growing demand for light industrial and storage space, supporting the city’s manufacturing and industrial economy. The current building is the first phase of a four building, 160,000sqf. development, located on a 12 acre site, 2 miles from George Bush International Airport. Tilt-up concrete wall panels are tied […]
A museum in the twenty first century must be more than a collection of unique cultural artifacts for reflection and cultural consumption. A museum of the twenty first century must reflect and reinforce the creative energies and synergies between commerce / urbanity / cultural geographies / their histories and their futures. A Guggenheim Museum has […]
A design study drawing on research into landscape, geometry, sinusoidal movement and progression, WAVE WEAVE is a series of wall relief panels that examines the possibilities and complexities that emerge in pattern progression of three intersecting three dimensional fields, both in terms of spatial surface combinations and conditions of repetition. Operating at the scale of a […]
Video documentation of Aerated Geology. EASTON+COMBS in collaboration with Cosentino.
A provocation at the scale of a detail and at a building skin. At once a solid; in another breath, spatial. Reflecting, refracting and revealing a series of laminations that are suspended, yet grounded. Weightless and aerated, yet weighted and stable. AERATED GEOLOGY is a speculation on the history and future of architecture’s creative connection […]
URBAN [RE]VISION-ISM is a vision for public space that addresses the history, present and future of Warsaw. Situated in an urban environment with an eclectic mixture of 19th and 20th century architectural artifacts, this proposal redefines the relationships of the urban context into a rich dialog of playful urban character. The proposal seeks to […]
“nature … holds attention taxlessly and calms the mind and recharges us in effect so we can work more effectively.” –Frederick Law Olmstead, in 1865 Bioclimatic European School Complex, Crete, Greece (International Architectural Competition 2012) The fundamental mission of a school is not only to provide a sensible environment for learning but moreover to produce a […]
LOVE TRIANGLE NEW YORK 2013, by EASTON+COMBS has been designed at the invitation of the Times Square Alliance and the Design Trust for Public Space. The LTNY was a finalist project proposal for the annual Times Square Valentine Heart program for emerging architects in New York City. Animations and Visualizations: Vicky Chan, Avoid Obvious (www.avoidobvious.com)
HOUSE N°1 is the first of a series of domestic prototypes / case studies designed by EASTON+COMBS. Developed as a case study for an experimental wall system of high thermal performance perforated prefabricated blocks in development by E+C, HOUSE N°1 leverages passive environmental strategies as a central design driver of the domestic environment. The domestic […]
Open Source NERVI: Research at the American Academy Rome from EASTON+COMBS on Vimeo. Draft version of the construction / fabrication material research related to the Open Source NERVI project at the American Academy in Rome during 2012 EASTON+COMBS residency.
The Open Source NERVI project emerges from an interpretive architectural analysis and material / historical research pursued during the 2011-12 Rome Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The research focuses on the material, structural, and geometrical practices of Pier Luigi Nervi, with a specific analytic focus on the Palazzetto dello Sport, built for […]
Ohne Titel INSTALLATION COMPILATION from EASTON+COMBS on Vimeo. This video is offers an introduction to the installation process and the ideas for the Ohne Titel Concept Showroom designed by EASTON+COMBS for the BOFFO Building Fashion 2011 Series. Special thanks to all of the volunteers involved in the instalation process over Thanksgiving 2011!
THE TEXTILE TRADITION CREATES A COMMON THREAD FOR ARCHITECTURE AND FASHION. BOTH PURSUITS INVENT THROUGH PATTERN, STRUCTURE, GEOMETRY AND FORM. WE REDEFINE THESE DISTINCTIONS AS A PLAY OF SCALE AND MATERIALITY. The Ohne Titel Concept Showroom is a temporary retail / gallery environment for the display of the fashion designers fall / winter 2011 collection […]
Client: Ohne Titel / BOFFO Building Fashion
Date: November 2011
Categories: Architecture, Awarded Competitions, Competitions, Design, Design Build, Fabrication, Installations, Process, Prototypes, Realized, Research
CHANGING ROOM is a mirage of the intimate in the realm of the public. As the daydream is to daily life, a momentary slippage that can re-qualify the onslaught of a quotidian continuum, so too is the CHANGING ROOM to the urban field. CHANGING ROOM redefines boundaries and expected conditions of intimacy while transforming into […]
CHANGING ROOM from EASTON+COMBS on Vimeo.
The New Aldgate is a temporary entrance and landmark to the City of London in celebration of the 2012 Olympics. The historic site is the location of the Aldgate entrance of the era of London as a walled city 250 years earlier. The Aldgate was the only entrance to the City of London that was […]
Color, shape, shade, light and play are the ingredients to the kinds of urban events that temporarily unlock the city from itself. The ‘City of Dreams’ becomes a live dream, a day dream come to life. The cultural events of the Governors Island in the summer of 2010 constitute the infrastructure for the unfolding of […]
Material research into the use of extruded polycarbonite material applied as full scale structural lattices with exceptional weight/strength ratio and structural performance.
The history of architecture is laced with moments of simple invention that reinforce the link between material practices, social practice, and the narrative of environments. In addressing the question of an environmental structure for the MoMA PS1 courtyard we were inspired by the story of an old material and it’s reinvention that profoundly affected the […]
The parking facility for the Bush International Airport is a private commercial extension of the airports infrastructure and economic fabric. The project functions as an intermodal link from automobile travel to the airport terminal. Two primary values of landscape and threshold express and reinforce the ritual of travel throughout the project. The volume of program […]
Three dimensions of urban consciousness integrate in this proposal, establishing the connection between the larger intervention in the city and the curatorial organization of a dynamic historical narrative. The Museum of Polish History is a terrain, an edge, and a spire that gain significance through the simultaneous autonomy and integration of their relationships both conceptually […]
There are two organizing strategies of the programmatic and spatial texture of the Contemporary Museum- the horizontal banding of program and the vertical binding of public circulation, referring to the stacking of horizontal galleries around vertical spatial punctures, through which people, light and atmosphere become bound in a spatial matrix. The horizontal banding strategy locates […]
The Hunter Douglas Light Research Studio is a material research based design studio that addresses the window treatment products of the Hunter Douglas Company, an international manufacturer of building products. The studio explores new trajectories of the manipulation of this material as a means of extending and modulating the basic performance of the product. The […]
The Jeongok Prehistory museum houses several hundred artifacts of Achuelean and proto-Acheulean hand axe technology in a series of suspended galleries cut diagonally through the building. The site of the building is located within the territory of the archeological excavation fields of the museums subject matter. The strategy of the building addresses this site condition […]
The strength of any community hinges upon the success of its public institutions. The social function of the public courthouse and the town square as the cornerstone of public life in the early twentieth century has arguably been transferred to the public art institutions of the early twenty-first century. In the case of the Mill […]