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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]