Manual for an Anti-Building

Work in progress

Assembled as a collection of singular structures, Fisher Pavilion is designed as a an ‘anti-building’, meant to serve and fulfill a variety of the city's needs. Rather than determining a singular function, Fisher enables multiple possibilities.

But much of its design concept is deeply rooted in its site context: "Tucked under a public plaza…the earth-sheltered structure maintains and enhances views between buildings and public spaces by taking advantage of the natural grade-change and serving as a seamless transition for pedestrians navigating between buildings."

By stripping and distilling Fisher down to its core 'anti-building' elements, its code emerges as a constant and becomes a prototype that can adapt to variable conditions.  

Using code as media allows us to define how an anti-building could be modeled and adapted in a seemingly infinite number of contexts and scenarios.

Architectural modules are replicated with minimal adaptation to its site context. This study examines archetype variations and adjustments to disparate site conditions, while maintaining its primary code.


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