C.R.O.P_ Costa Rica Observation Point

  • One Week charette for our Design X: Design-Build Studio Project.
     
    Project Description:
    Designed for the Guancaste National Park, the Costa Rica Observation Point acts as a shelter for monitoring the natural landscape and as a point of interest for those visiting the park.  
    The design uses a series of trusses which define a curved roof and walls that act as a metaphor to the terrain inside the park.  The trusses above the occupants act to create an “architectural canopy” as a connection to the tree-tops, scattered with branches, that cover the hiking paths while a series of straight columns frames the views leaving them unobstructed.
  • Final Board
  • Site Plan
  • Perspective Rendering
  • Section
  • Connection Details
     
    Top = Truss to Column Connection
    Bottom = Floor Assembly to Column Connection
  • Assembly Diagram
  • Physical Model
    Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"
  • Physical Model
    Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"
  • Physical Model
    Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"
  • Physical Model
    Scale: 1/2" = 1'-0"
  • Study Model
    Scale: 1/4" = 1'-0"