Loose-Fit

UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Option Studio

Spring 2018

The premise of the project is to systematically integrate crude features commonly avoided in architecture, such as high tolerance, loose forms and arrangement of building elements.

 

The building includes a car charging stations, convenience store, cafe and co-working space. The forms are refined to accommodate for the programs, while maintaining looseness, while the facade of the building is a juxtaposition of loosely arranged materials and textures.

Museum board, contact paper, foam core

The premise of the project is to systematically integrate crude features commonly avoided in architecture, such as high tolerance, loose forms and arrangement of building elements, into the design of a new electric car charging center.

 

The building includes a car charging stations, onvenience store, coffee shop and co-working space. The forms are refined to accommodate for the programs, while maintaining looseness, while the facade of the building is a juxtaposition of loosely arranged materials and textures.

Initial study in which cube models were constructed from  1/2” foam core. These cubes were then deconstructed and folded based on arbitracy fold lines. The exaggeration of the foam core thickness allows it to be habitable space.

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