A profile of a mountain was "pixelated" in a sense to achieve a more cubic version of itself. A strict set of rules were used to bring the design from abstract form to framed house. Rhino & Illustrator used to generate linework and illustrations. The mode of axonometric representation was intentionally extremely influential on the method of design.
This process works closely with the CNC router to achieve a seemingly impossible pattern reminiscent of a finger print. Using two different bit sizes and three-dimensional tool paths, MDF was shaped and eventually vacuum-formed to provide a detailed plastic shell in which to cast the concrete version.
A sprawling program of Firehouse, Disaster Relief, Visitor's Center, Cafe, and Research Laboratories drove this project. The building is designed to emulate switchback pattern of a standard hiking trail up a hill. The outdoor use of the building to reach the trailhead is constant, while the building's individual components can be accessible and inaccessibly as appropriate.
1/8" sectional model of private residence in Santa Monica, CA. Designed by Deagan Day Design.
The house is designed around the premise of a set of rotating prefab trusses to create the sense of a wave curling over time along an axis. The fascinating resulting envelope is wrapped with a zinc standing-seam siding, and the house begins to blur the lines between wall/ceiling.
All textures and structural elements produced from scratch, with the exception of the two horizontal I-Beams. Foundation built from poured Rockite