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FRAMING SCALE


THE SALT FLATS The rest stop brings visitors face-to-face with the components of the Salt Flats. Earth is carved by a gentle decline into the layers of the land. A slight angle is used for the hill in order to manipulate the human consciousness; guests will not be able to immediately sense that they are descending into the landscape. Once far and deep enough into the vast site, the visitor reaches eye-level with the material change from salt to clay.

SKY

MOUNTAINS SALT

CLAY


Scale is absent in the Salt Flats, therefore, the concept of distance is voided. Introducing frames helps to ground a person to the site and give a sense of direction. The frames illustrate the unique characteristics of the environment by manipulating scale on a scale-less site. Each frame is used to display the distant mountains, the earth’s curvature, and each other. JOSEF ALBERS HOMAGE TO THE SQUARE

OXIDIZED METAL

ART INSTALLATION

WEST-BOUND ROAD

DONALD JUDD 15 UNTITLED WORKS IN CONCRETE

N

0

300’

600’


FRAME/CEILING/WALL

CONCRETE

WINDOW

DOUBLE GLAZED

GROUND

SALT

1

1

2

2

A

2

2

1

SHOWERS

2

RESTROOMS


FRAME/CEILING

CONCRETE

WINDOW

DOUBLE GLAZED

DOORWAY/MULLIONS

STEEL

EXPOSED GROUND

CLAY

GROUND

CLAY 3

VIEW A

4

A B

VIEW B

3

4

3

CAFE

4

SITTING AREA


5

6

6

5 C B

A

VIEW A

VIEW B

FIRST FLOOR

5

6

6

5

VIEW C GROUND FLOOR

5

6

6

5

5

6

6

5

5

GUEST ROOM

6

GUEST BATHROOM


SITE CHARACTERISTICS + NET-ZERO ENERGY SOLUTIONS

100

-

HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE SUMMER FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN THE WINTER SIGNIFICANT TEMPERATURE CHANGES THROUGH-OUT THE DAY

TEMPERATURE

(DEGREES FAHRENHEIT)

80

60

40

20

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER

OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST

JULY

JUNE

MAY

APRIL

MARCH

FEBRUARY

JANUARY

0

THERMAL MASSING GROUND TEMPTERATURE

AVERAGE HIGH AVERAGE LOW

-

-

1.0

LARGE AMOUNT OF HEAT IS BELOW THE SURFACE POSSIBLE SOURCE OF ENERGY

LIMITED AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION FLOODING MAY OCCUR A FEW TIMES THROUGH-OUT THE YEAR

0.6 WARM

(INCHES)

COLD

0.4

0.2

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER

OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST

JULY

JUNE

MAY

APRIL

MARCH

FEBRUARY

0 JANUARY

PRECIPITATION

0.8

RAINWATER HARVESTING

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY


Framing Scale