QTCT
Queenstown Court
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Aerial photo showing the infill site used for QTCT in relation to the beach and the bay along Mission Beach, San DiegoAerial photo showing the infill site used for QTCT in relation to the beach and the bay along Mission Beach, San DiegoAerial photo showing the infill site used for QTCT in relation to the beach and the bay along Mission Beach, San DiegoAerial photo showing the infill site used for QTCT in relation to the beach and the bay along Mission Beach, San Diego

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Aerial photograph of a massing model and digital massing model for a mixed-massing form of shifting boxes for QTCTAerial photograph of a massing model and digital massing model for a mixed-massing form of shifting boxes for QTCTAerial photograph of a massing model and digital massing model for a mixed-massing form of shifting boxes for QTCTAerial photograph of a massing model and digital massing model for a mixed-massing form of shifting boxes for QTCT
Animation of the multiple floor plans of the QTCT housing proposal showing the porous ground and relationship of the stairsAnimation of the multiple floor plans of the QTCT housing proposal showing the porous ground and relationship of the stairsAnimation of the multiple floor plans of the QTCT housing proposal showing the porous ground and relationship of the stairsAnimation of the multiple floor plans of the QTCT housing proposal showing the porous ground and relationship of the stairs
Context image of the local Mission Beach lifeguard tower as an inspiration for the materiality of the QTCT projectContext image of the local Mission Beach lifeguard tower as an inspiration for the materiality of the QTCT projectContext image of the local Mission Beach lifeguard tower as an inspiration for the materiality of the QTCT projectContext image of the local Mission Beach lifeguard tower as an inspiration for the materiality of the QTCT project
Initial concept sketches in search of the form for the QTCT infill housing proposal with lifted units of multiple materialsInitial concept sketches in search of the form for the QTCT infill housing proposal with lifted units of multiple materialsInitial concept sketches in search of the form for the QTCT infill housing proposal with lifted units of multiple materialsInitial concept sketches in search of the form for the QTCT infill housing proposal with lifted units of multiple materials
Perspectives of interior and exterior moments of the single family Charlie unit on the south side of the QTCT projectPerspectives of interior and exterior moments of the single family Charlie unit on the south side of the QTCT projectPerspectives of interior and exterior moments of the single family Charlie unit on the south side of the QTCT projectPerspectives of interior and exterior moments of the single family Charlie unit on the south side of the QTCT project
Perspective collage looking through the laneway linking all of the bungalow units in the QTCT infill housing projectPerspective collage looking through the laneway linking all of the bungalow units in the QTCT infill housing projectPerspective collage looking through the laneway linking all of the bungalow units in the QTCT infill housing projectPerspective collage looking through the laneway linking all of the bungalow units in the QTCT infill housing project
Long section through the Maverick and Goose units of the QTCT housing proposalLong section through the Maverick and Goose units of the QTCT housing proposalLong section through the Maverick and Goose units of the QTCT housing proposalLong section through the Maverick and Goose units of the QTCT housing proposal
Model photo of the proposed massing scheme for QTCT housing diagrammed with color coded material conceptsModel photo of the proposed massing scheme for QTCT housing diagrammed with color coded material conceptsModel photo of the proposed massing scheme for QTCT housing diagrammed with color coded material conceptsModel photo of the proposed massing scheme for QTCT housing diagrammed with color coded material concepts
Digital and physical massing studies of the Rip Shack concept for a continuous surface structure as part of the QTCT processDigital and physical massing studies of the Rip Shack concept for a continuous surface structure as part of the QTCT processDigital and physical massing studies of the Rip Shack concept for a continuous surface structure as part of the QTCT processDigital and physical massing studies of the Rip Shack concept for a continuous surface structure as part of the QTCT process
Perspectives of the digital and physical model of the Bum Box open frame concept for the QTCT projectPerspectives of the digital and physical model of the Bum Box open frame concept for the QTCT projectPerspectives of the digital and physical model of the Bum Box open frame concept for the QTCT projectPerspectives of the digital and physical model of the Bum Box open frame concept for the QTCT project
Diagrammatic section perspective of the pair of combined Goose Units at the center of the QTCT project with parkingDiagrammatic section perspective of the pair of combined Goose Units at the center of the QTCT project with parkingDiagrammatic section perspective of the pair of combined Goose Units at the center of the QTCT project with parkingDiagrammatic section perspective of the pair of combined Goose Units at the center of the QTCT project with parking
Pair of perspectives of the three-story Maverick unit at the edges of the QTCT project designed for multiple residentsPair of perspectives of the three-story Maverick unit at the edges of the QTCT project designed for multiple residentsPair of perspectives of the three-story Maverick unit at the edges of the QTCT project designed for multiple residentsPair of perspectives of the three-story Maverick unit at the edges of the QTCT project designed for multiple residents
Exterior and interior perspectives of the two-story Goose duplex at the center of the QTCT housing proposalExterior and interior perspectives of the two-story Goose duplex at the center of the QTCT housing proposalExterior and interior perspectives of the two-story Goose duplex at the center of the QTCT housing proposalExterior and interior perspectives of the two-story Goose duplex at the center of the QTCT housing proposal
Perspective collage showing a gathering of residents cooking within the laneway between bungalow units in the QTCT proposalPerspective collage showing a gathering of residents cooking within the laneway between bungalow units in the QTCT proposalPerspective collage showing a gathering of residents cooking within the laneway between bungalow units in the QTCT proposalPerspective collage showing a gathering of residents cooking within the laneway between bungalow units in the QTCT proposal
Diagrammatic section perspective of the various functions within the Maverick Housing Unit at the edges of the QTCT projectDiagrammatic section perspective of the various functions within the Maverick Housing Unit at the edges of the QTCT projectDiagrammatic section perspective of the various functions within the Maverick Housing Unit at the edges of the QTCT projectDiagrammatic section perspective of the various functions within the Maverick Housing Unit at the edges of the QTCT project
Aerial perspective rendering showing the variety of unit types and density of the QTCT proposalAerial perspective rendering showing the variety of unit types and density of the QTCT proposalAerial perspective rendering showing the variety of unit types and density of the QTCT proposalAerial perspective rendering showing the variety of unit types and density of the QTCT proposal
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