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STELLATE CIRCLE: A CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL EXPLORATION BIOLOGICAL INSPIRATION: shark WAVE BREAKERS/ HYDROKINETIC POWER BUOYS

GILLS -- layering

SITE PLANNING ARMATURE

CARTILAGE -- flexibility

ENVIRON -- pressurization

TEETH -- regeneration

SUBMERSIBLE OBSERVATION BUOY

A

OFFICES

OFFICES

WATER TREATMENT/ WELCOME CENTER

BALL COURT THEATER

PUB

RY

EDU. LAB

LABS

LIB

RA

FACULTY HOUSING

CLASS

U. ED B LA STUDENT HOUSING

BOCCE COURT

A FACULTY HOUSING

DINING HALL

N

SITE PLAN 10

25 0

50

150

SITE SECTION AA 10 5 0

MOVEMENT FLOW STUDY

O

D

S

C

housing to dining housing to work evening activities visitors thru campus

25

75


SITE SYSTEMS & WAVE BREAKER LOGISTICS

preliminary flow sketch clean water

water cleansing tanks

water cleansing tanks clean water

WAVE BREAKER LIGHTS AT TWILIGHT

e wast waste water

black water cistern

r

ate

w sea loading

hydrokinetic pump

unloading

submerging

water flow system

surfacing

sunken below arriving

solar energy solar energy

solar panels

departing

hydrokinetic buoys battery back-up & house generator

kinetic energy

SUBMERSIBLE BUOY EXPERIENCE

SUBMERSIBLE BUOY OPERATIONS battery house

wench motor

energy flow system virgin islands

geometrical area logic g

g

g

St. Croix

ISLAND INSPIRED WAVE BREAKER ARRANGEMENT

island inspired layout p

p

solar panels

r

wate


ACADEMIC COMPLEX & STUDENT HOUSING

9 10

4

2 6 6 TEACHING LAB SECTION

11

6

3 11 6

5

2

6

1

6 6 6

LIBRARY SECTION 7 PLAN

6

1 classroom 2 teaching lab 3 library 4 theater 5 outdoor living room 6 student housing 7 bocce court 8 dining hall 9 ball court 10 pub 11 faculty housing

11

8 N

SOLID

VENTED

BROKEN

SHIFTED

no vent no shade

some vent no shade

better vent some shade

most vent best shade

11

SECTION

N

ACADEMIC & LIVING COMPLEX PLAN SOLID

VENTED

LIFTED

no vent less light

some vent more light

most vent best light

ENVELOPE DESIGN

10 5 0

25

75

N

STUDENT HOUSING PLAN


1

1

2

1

1

3

1

1

3

6

4

4 5 2

3 4

4

6

4

4

1 2 1

3

6 4

1 4

3

1

4

1 3

1

6

DAY 5-8 6

4

DAY 9-12

4

2

DAY 13 10 13

11

AQUATIC CENTER & LABORATORIES

1 2 3 4

office shared space laboratory experiment containment room 5 lab terrace 6 water cleansing station 7 welcome center entry 8 help desk 9 briefing room 10 bony fish tank room 11 ray tank room 12 coral reef room 13 welcome center terr.

7

6

AQUATIC CENTER & LABORATORIES PLAN N

5

15

25

CAMPUS

DAY 1-4

DAY 13-16 chlorine water treatment

12 8

210

initial solid waste removal

9 4

AQUATIC CENTER & LABORATORIES SECTION

DAY 1

210

5

15

25

WATER CLEANSING CYCLE

Stellate Circle  

An exploration of a self sustaining biological research and learning center in St. Croix. Completed in May 2012. 6 Month design period.

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