Several studies were carried out on the formal exploration of the program of the guard house and storage units. The density of existing trees onsite required the experimentation with prefabricated panels as a material to realize a rather eccentric structure. The initial concept of using the space between the trees to build lead to a design of minimal footprint, furthermore raised above the natural slope thus allowing the existing landscape to flow undisturbed. The polygonal panels’ final shape was determined in accordance to the sun’s path to provide shading only where necessary.
12-02-14-Study Model of the Guard’s House
Shadow Analysis during different times of the day.
Shadow Analysis showing different times during the year
Approaching the Guard House
The Guard House: Perspective rendering showing eco friendly prefab panels.