Wk 7 – Midway

Time this week was spent on two different aspects: fleshing out the laboratory spaces and rethinking the circulatory ‘nodes’.

The three laboratory elements were placed in their final arrangement on the site. The pattern of ceiling coffering was changed  to a more agreeable scale and to allow for south- and west-facing double skin envelopes. The space above the coffers will contain a mechanical chase and structural support for the roof. In preparation for midterm reviews, I sorted the laboratories’ major construction elements. I also added depth to the surfaces which were previously drawn as simple planes.

There was also some very important progress made on the ‘nodes’ between the major program elements. Taking a cue from a sound tourism website, I’ve begun to imagine sonic spaces inspired by (but not replicating) noteworthy sound environments from around the world.

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