URBAN PAVILION // san francisco museum of craft and design // hayes valley, san francisco

Urban Pavillion // san francisco museum of craft and design // hayes valley, san francisco
Spring 2012: Arch 202 Design Studio

the project develops a hybrid architecture, drawing together the geometry of the penrose tiling pattern and the block as a structural strategy. the aggregation and interdependency of the blocks operate as a structural system, a system of enclosure and a surfacing strategy. the sectional conditions of the system vary to respond to structural conditions informed by urban conditions present at the site and programmatic requirements for the museum. they operate as columns by expanding in section to engage the ground plane to carry the structural load and become thinner as the system spans in between these points. the site reading informs the distortion of the penrose tiling pattern to respond to urban conditions. the geometry expands to reinforce directionality, movement and inform circulation. moments of contraction inform programmatic use in response to site conditions.

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