Philip Beesley’s visit on 2/25/11:
Relationship with the Ground.
Thinking about the relationship between the ground, the swales, and the buildings.
Concept development for skin and exterior pathway
Inspiration from the haphazard planks of the Hole House in Houston, Texas:
Idea for concept application to project
Warmth of wood for public space, inducing a welcoming atmosphere for families, coolness of steel for private research, demonstrating the procedural and orderly aspect of science.
Studying wood planks layout:
Studying possibilities for curving wood planks to follow shape of building:
Study of Steel Skin:
The idea for a transition between public and private is to have the two materials intersect and intertwine. Instead of as the skin, this part will be on the floor so people can walk over it, look down, and experience that transition and interaction.