Arch 553: Architectural Design VII
Topical studio requiring comprehensive design of an architectural project that includes pre-design, schematic design and design development phases. Demonstration of ability to develop details in support of schematic design concepts. Three 3-hr studios a week and assigned work; field trips required at student's expense; some class jury sessions will meet outside of scheduled hours.
Dwaine Carver, Trout Architects
Ebb -n- Flow Winery by Jacob Dunn, Fall 2009
The experience of wine speaks toward a complete sensuality. It traverses taste and integrates the human body’s multivalent sense modalities into one holistic experience. Despite all of the thought inside the bottle, an encounter with wine can be affected by external factors outside of its control, such as company, place, setting, mood, lighting conditions, and even the social occasion. Architecture is no different. It is something that transcends a mere visual experience and speaks to a full-bodied sensuality that can engage multiple levels of tactile reciprocity. Additionally, like wine, the architectural experience can be enhanced by its pairing with context, site, history, local character, ecology, nature, etc. This project tries to embody these haptic ideas while trying to respond to as many of the urban conditions of the site as possible. The design has 3 main concepts:
Overall Spatial Arrangement - The main goal of the design was to minimize the impact of a large structure on the existing vineyards and surrounding landscape. Public access is kept above ground, while the industrial heart of the program is mostly underground.
Burmed in the Landscape - The simple sculptural main building form reflects the natural grade of the landscape, which allows the exterior to harmonize with the surrounding vineyards. The burm also allows grape-carrying vehicles to access the second floor of the winery, where they can move throughout the rest of the wine-making process by gravity.
Passive Design - The spatial arrangement of the building allows for multiple passive design strategies to be utilized in heating and cooling the building. Irrigated sod roofs, thermal mass, and the use of night air ventilation preclude the need for mechanical refrigeration in the bottling and wine case storage areas.