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 early 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 performance of […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Material research into the use of extruded polycarbonite material applied as full scale structural lattices with exceptional weight/strength ratio and structural performance.