Hi, I'm Rith!
previously@ Harvard, OMA, Studio Z, Khôra
(something like this,
in a nine-square grid)
Repurposing Paul Rudolph's
Government Service Center   The studio worked closely with Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) to propose new schemes and re-envision Paul Rudolph’s Government Service Center in Boston.
This proposal aims to bridge the social ecology of the neighborhood by introducing a residential program with an infrastructure for energy self-efficiency, a solar harvesting net over the site. This infrastructure transforms the courtyard into a performative public space, one where energy and ecology are monumentalized to attract visitors and movement through the site. A new commercial tower in the courtyard structurally supports the energy net. The structural articulation of the infrastructure has its echo in the undulation of the landscape.
Site: Boston, MA, USA
Project team: Panharith Ean, Bhavik Mistri, Vien Nguyen, John Teixeira
Role: concept & design development, research on energy & ecology, graphic visualization
Design critics: Carol Burns, Mark Pasnik