Princeton, Fall 2010

Studio Instructors: Stan Allen, Joseph Bedford

A canopy project of two weeks duration, proposed for a site on the Princeton Campus. The design explores the topography of the site to create a roofscape that forms a colored field visible when approaching the site from the west. The colored field is translated into “pixel extrusions” forming a 3-dimensional field of tubes which seamlessly translate into columns. The depth of the extrusion is generated from the histogram of the pixel field, so that there is a relationship established between frequency of a color value and the weight-support ratio of the pavilion.

Colored Pencil Model, 1:50 (partial model) 


Site Plan

Studies on pixelation of autumn foliage