QTCT
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Study Process - Mix-up

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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

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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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Diagrammatic section perspective showing the programs and scale of the single family Charlie unit in the QTCT housing projectDiagrammatic section perspective showing the programs and scale of the single family Charlie unit in the QTCT housing projectDiagrammatic section perspective showing the programs and scale of the single family Charlie unit in the QTCT housing projectDiagrammatic section perspective showing the programs and scale of the single family Charlie unit in the QTCT housing project
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QTCT is tasked to blend these two identities onto one site—a give and take relationship between beach ambitions and urban necessities. QTCT is a sampling of two worlds: on one hand it is the embodiment of the language of the beach and on the other it is a detailed and exacting built urban space.
Planes, frames, and volumes are fundamentals to all assembly logics. With the proliferation of additive production methods, the possibility of volumetric prefabricated components has the potential to radically alter the way that we conceive of construction and the permanence of building parts.
In Tempe there are two pedestrian axes: Mill Avenue and Palm Walk. Mill Avenue is successful and Palm Walk is not. Is there a way to make the palm trees useful to the students? The PEP structure is powered by buried hydraulic pressure systems giving vertical movement to the layer/palm interface.
The YELE music studio competition, underway before the earthquake, must respond now, but plan for the future of the community. Music is relief in a time of tragedy. The goal is to meet the most basic survival needs now while leaving spaces for future growth through self sustaining phases.
Utilizing built form as a strategic carrier of culture in opposition of the status quo, the Hellinikon project links the disconnected suburban mountain communities to the east with the sea to the west while splitting the Hellinikon International Airport and Olympic Park into distinct zones.
Seeing Park Avenue as an underutilized zone that connects four vibrant neighborhoods from 42nd Street to 144th Street, Infrastructural Infill is a study testing the potential to locate a combination of mixed-use housing and transportation in the residual spaces caused by urban infrastructure.
University Island is a swirling shapeshifter, in both the landscape and the architecture, that offers it’s undefined field of opportunities to the students and anticipates that each will discover and produce their own individual relationship with the island and their education.
Coney Island will remain a MUTANT appendage at the farthest shore of New York City. Coney is an agglomeration of all of its histories and should continue to simultaneously move each agenda forward. Coney will continue to evolve through mutations— this vision will accelerate its hybridity.

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