PEP
Perpetual Emergent Path
Canopy Section

Perpetual Emergent Path

Section drawing showing the scale and relationship of the PEP canopy with the palms and university buildings along Palm WalkSection drawing showing the scale and relationship of the PEP canopy with the palms and university buildings along Palm WalkSection drawing showing the scale and relationship of the PEP canopy with the palms and university buildings along Palm WalkSection drawing showing the scale and relationship of the PEP canopy with the palms and university buildings along Palm Walk

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Combination of concept icon and perspective of Palm Walk during the day with PEP canopy overhead between the palm treesCombination of concept icon and perspective of Palm Walk during the day with PEP canopy overhead between the palm treesCombination of concept icon and perspective of Palm Walk during the day with PEP canopy overhead between the palm treesCombination of concept icon and perspective of Palm Walk during the day with PEP canopy overhead between the palm trees
Massing model showing the relationship between the university buildings with the various nodes on Palm Walk for PEP to useMassing model showing the relationship between the university buildings with the various nodes on Palm Walk for PEP to useMassing model showing the relationship between the university buildings with the various nodes on Palm Walk for PEP to useMassing model showing the relationship between the university buildings with the various nodes on Palm Walk for PEP to use
Aerial map highlighting the two primary pedestrian paths at Mill Avenue and Palm Walk for integrating PEP shade canopyAerial map highlighting the two primary pedestrian paths at Mill Avenue and Palm Walk for integrating PEP shade canopyAerial map highlighting the two primary pedestrian paths at Mill Avenue and Palm Walk for integrating PEP shade canopyAerial map highlighting the two primary pedestrian paths at Mill Avenue and Palm Walk for integrating PEP shade canopy
Combined perspective looking down from the PEP shade canopy and a series of variable use diagrams for canopy changesCombined perspective looking down from the PEP shade canopy and a series of variable use diagrams for canopy changesCombined perspective looking down from the PEP shade canopy and a series of variable use diagrams for canopy changesCombined perspective looking down from the PEP shade canopy and a series of variable use diagrams for canopy changes
Pair of detailed isometric drawings at the scale of the person and the joint of PEP showing how the components interactPair of detailed isometric drawings at the scale of the person and the joint of PEP showing how the components interactPair of detailed isometric drawings at the scale of the person and the joint of PEP showing how the components interactPair of detailed isometric drawings at the scale of the person and the joint of PEP showing how the components interact
Pair of exploded diagrams of the various layers comprising the PEP shade canopy system: the meshes, hydraulics and ballsPair of exploded diagrams of the various layers comprising the PEP shade canopy system: the meshes, hydraulics and ballsPair of exploded diagrams of the various layers comprising the PEP shade canopy system: the meshes, hydraulics and ballsPair of exploded diagrams of the various layers comprising the PEP shade canopy system: the meshes, hydraulics and balls
Long concept section sketch showing the flexible relationship between the PEP shade canopy with the palm trees and studentsLong concept section sketch showing the flexible relationship between the PEP shade canopy with the palm trees and studentsLong concept section sketch showing the flexible relationship between the PEP shade canopy with the palm trees and studentsLong concept section sketch showing the flexible relationship between the PEP shade canopy with the palm trees and students
Initial concept sketch for the flexible canopy and ball system for the reactive PEP shade ideaInitial concept sketch for the flexible canopy and ball system for the reactive PEP shade ideaInitial concept sketch for the flexible canopy and ball system for the reactive PEP shade ideaInitial concept sketch for the flexible canopy and ball system for the reactive PEP shade idea
Night perspective showing the illumination of the PEP canopy for an art exhibition and performance space off of Palm WalkNight perspective showing the illumination of the PEP canopy for an art exhibition and performance space off of Palm WalkNight perspective showing the illumination of the PEP canopy for an art exhibition and performance space off of Palm WalkNight perspective showing the illumination of the PEP canopy for an art exhibition and performance space off of Palm Walk
Study sketch illustrating the morphing nature of the PEP shade canopy system with hydraulics that shift the shapeStudy sketch illustrating the morphing nature of the PEP shade canopy system with hydraulics that shift the shapeStudy sketch illustrating the morphing nature of the PEP shade canopy system with hydraulics that shift the shapeStudy sketch illustrating the morphing nature of the PEP shade canopy system with hydraulics that shift the shape

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