pratt B/C/V/C/B summer design studio

site sections



Filed under: Phase 3, Site Analysis + Proposal

water collection: sections


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Filed under: Phase 3, Water Collection

water collection

dome copy

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water collection surface drawings

norm fields drawing

others drawing

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water collection surface developement

curvving bottom copy

curving copy

backside module copy

front module copy

Filed under: Material Studies, Uncategorized, Water Collection


slimy_sculpinScaled sculpins (genus Icelus) are a group of small benthic fishes (up to 25 cm) living in cold waters. They are mainly found in the North Pacific, with some species in the North Atlantic. They are characterized by a large, laterally compressed head and small spines. The lateral line is present and the dorsal fin base are dotted with scutes (plates).

The benthic zone is the ecological region at the lowest level of a body of water such as an ocean or a lake, including the sediment surface and some sub-surface layers. Organisms living in this zone are called benthos. They generally live in close relationship with the substrate bottom; many such organisms are permanently attached to the bottom. The superficial layer of the soil lining the given body of water is an integral part of the benthic zone, as it influences greatly the biological activity which takes place there. Examples of contact soil layers include sand bottoms, rock outcrops, coral, and bay mud.

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water collection surface renderings

field1pds2 copy

hole pds copy

field2pds copy

field bottom pds copy

Filed under: Phase 3, Water Collection

Aquaduct by IDEO

Aquaduct by IDEO. this concept tricycle that purifies water as the rider pedals, at the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town last month. Called Aquaduct, it was developed to help people in the developing world who have to make long journeys to collect water, which is often unsafe to drink.The tricycle has a large water tank mounted over the rear axles. Pedalling draws water through a filter to a second, removable, tank mounted in front of the handlebars.

Filed under: Water Collection

bike cycles


Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3


yesterday mike and carla went to go pick up donated recycled bike parts at Recycle-a-Bicycle‘s LIC warehouse.  there they met the program’s wonderful director, pasqualina, who’s really interested in finding new/other uses for bicycle parts. the organization is really exciting and they have a bunch of on-going community projects, from flower sculptures to youth bicycle classes, internships, volunteer opportunities, bike benefits, and basically everything and anything to do with bicycles. we think it’s really great that they’re interested in what we’re doing, just as much as we’re interested in what they’re doing, and we look forward to this and any other projects that might come from this happy union. thanks!!!




[more images of their awesome workshop after the jump]

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Filed under: Bicycle Material Investigations, Phase 3

re.ison d’être

Red_iculous is an architectural proposal for a flood plain community on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. after visiting sites in Cambodia, Vietnam, and China, it was abundantly clear that the bicycle played an integral role in modern asian society (not only a mode of transportation, but a material to be harnessed). This, alongside studies in plastic forming, site, water, mechanical connection, cycles, mobility, and deployability begin to converge upon a solution tailored to the people of the flood plain.


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