Inhabitable Surface

Idea: Material Study; Transportation Terminal

Process: Material Study (Wire Mesh); Spanning distances; Relating program to spans; Generating Transportation Terminal

Location: Site in downtown Columbus, OH

Result: 3-D surface with multiple functions; structure, indoor/outdoor spaces, roof/floor, connections

1 Physical Model

2 Diagram_Stretch and Different Spans

Diagrams – Stretching and Spans

3 Perspective 1

4 Perspective_Exterior Looking Down

5 Site Plan

Site Plan

6 Plans


7 Sections


8 Strudy Model ALL

Study Models

What I Learned:

  • How to work with and exploit the strengths of a material
  • How to learn about the nature of a material through tests

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