The site was one of the few remaining open lots in the area due to the partial destruction of the original building. The block was completed by making the addition an extension of the existing building. The addition mirrors and compliments the old in a modernistic fashion. Portions of the overall mass were cut out to create open spaces for stairs, light shafts, and a large open-air atrium. The large atrium was created to allow natural light into the adjacent classrooms and seminar rooms making them more comfortable to inhabit. The strong connection to the outside opens the spaces allowing for natural ventilation and blurs the boundary between interior and exterior. The green roof becomes the buildings own private park, elevated off the ground for privacy of the students and instructors.
The predominant mass of the museum is a large open glass atrium which encloses the entry and circulation spaces. The exhibition spaces protrude into the atrium where the circulation intersects with the display areas. As the visitors traverse up through the exhibits they experience a feeling of ascending through the light.
A friends school is an educational facility that promotes positive behavior towards all kinds of people. This design was based on an analysis of the site, consisting of openings through the trees that focus views out towards the pond. Taking this principal the building was positioned to generate the views using the structure to focus the eye out towards points of interest.
This small structure incorporates varying materials to assist the occupant in making a smooth transition from the exterior to interior spaces. The materials change in translucency effecting how the space is perceived. Bikes are hung from the ceiling along the curtain wall to cast shadows against the walls and floors while interrupting and blurring the translucency from outside to inside. The entrance at street side is open and bright while the locker and shower rooms, at the opposite end are closed and private.
On the corner of a major intersection the Allston center for the performing arts lies as the transition area for the proposed green boulevard master plan. This turning point on the path from the commuter rail stop to the museum allows pedestrians a place for rest. This gathering point on the grand pathway is a public recreation space. The outdoor seating provides a place for audiences to view performances from various artists. The building is focused around this outdoor space, merging and blending itself into the public realm by allowing visual connections and utilizing multifunctional adjacent areas.
Abstract collages represent architectural programs that have been reduced to their basic feelings that the user experiences within a space. Much like how space is used and interpreted differently than the user, these images are meant to be experienced and interpreted by the viewer.
A picture captures a moment like a threshold captures a view. The camera's aperture is the photographers window to the world. The architect orchestrates a building's various "scenes" like a photographer positions for his shoot.
Abstract paintings represent and express concepts without literally depicting them. This is useful for architects who must express a concept through a useable form and structure.