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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)
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.
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 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 […]