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 three bedrooms (0r bedrooms […]
The 2015 FIU Emerging Architects Initiative is a 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 well […]
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 […]
Located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts on a protected site in close proximity to wetlands and wildlife reserve, this house examines the relationship of compact living in a rural environment through advanced yet economical strategies of modular component based design and ultra energy efficiency. This design is based on the re-use of the foundation from […]
Video documentation of the Hn2 (Design Case Study) exploring the synergy between ultra-efficient active energy systems, passive building strategies, and high-performance envelope construction.
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 […]
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 wall relief, the […]
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 address […]
“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 semifinalist project proposal for the annual Times Square Valentine Heart program for emerging architects in New York City. Project Description: LOVE TRIANGLE NEW YORK IS A MULTIFACETED […]
The Passive HOUSE ONE is the first of a series of domestic prototypes designed by EASTON+COMBS for living in the 21st century. Passive HOUSE ONE mediates and forges environmental relationships through the orientation and environmental performance of the exterior volume, and the living courtyards in the interior. The exterior wall is a precast structural building […]
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!
Client: Ohne Titel / BOFFO Building FashionDate: November 2011Categories: Architecture, Awarded Competitions, Competitions, Design, Design Build, Fabrication, Installations, Process, Prototypes, Realized, Research
CHANGING ROOM from EASTON+COMBS on Vimeo.
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 […]
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 […]
Summary: 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 […]
Summary: 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 […]
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 […]