Below are some concept and detail drawings presented at a workshop with the director of thesis at the Boston Architectural College. These explorations focused on the concept of a two-module systems that nests within itself and allows for flexibility of space utilization. Drawings explored how light affects the program use of the modules and exterior space, and how an interstitial space between the modules might be more protected and useful than the open land.
Testing some module ideas by constructing a small-scale mock-up. This configuration is driven by a limited material palette (plywood and 2x4s) and the idea of creating whole building frames that would be spaced on a 4'-0" module. I incorporated some layered joints inspired by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects' Ghost 2 installation.
Below are some conceptual ideas for a mobile shelter in Barrow which serves the community as a gathering space and warm-up hut. This concept defines modules that can be combined in different ways during construction, and fixed to skis for mobility. The shelter could serve the community when they bring in whales on the point, have bonfires or barbecues on the beach, or gather for burials in the cemetery.
Below are some of the background information and studies performed to create this modular mobile design.
The images below give some context to two of the potential locations of the shelter: the beachfront near Barrow/Browerville, and the whale landing site out near the point.