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Design, music, art, and dance are all expressions of our collective soul, and can be used as a tool to bridge cultures and lifestyles.

oliver easton design


spiral pavilion

1

busycle

2

wsu school of culinary arts

3

spokane gardens [re-urbanism]

4

scottsville community library

5

sketches + photography

6


1a

spiral pavilion [conceptual] Using only linear elements, the objective of this pavilion was to explore the possibilities of circulating through a space using density and rhythm. Utilizing the effects of the spiral to navigate, one is guided through a shaded space dissolving the concept of interior and exterior space, and in turn uniting them as one entity. A theme of opposites and dualities is apparent through this juxtaposition of space, light, form and order. While the site lines deliver a formal rigidity, it poses a contrast between the site and the structure.


1b

plan

section a-a


2a

busycle site non-specific As an exploration in the applications of light and dark space, this project focuses on two elements of our urban fabric; the bus stop and the bike rack. Utilizing properties of light and dark space, two functions designed for the urban explorer are incorporated. Seating for those who are waiting for the bus, a highly visible, yet nicely shaded sitting area. Utilizing the space above the bike rack, a dark space designed for those who are looking for rest in solitude was created, further utilizing much needed space in any dense urban fabric.


2b side elevation

front elevation

adjusted design render

side elevation

rear elevation


3a

wsu culinary school As an annex to the rest of the WSU campus, we were asked to design a culinary school situated on the South Fork Palouse River in downtown Pullman. Keeping in mind the aesthetic of the campus itself, the design utilizes brick as the main material of choice. Its form follows characteristics of the existing site through responding to pedestrian traffic flow, directing views to the river and campus, and providing adequate natural light and ventilation necessary for cooking. Areas for classes, demonstration, dining, and a garden to grow food, were all essential elements in providing a site with the necessities for culinary arts.

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form development through volumetric inlfation & decomposition

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3c

classroom and rooftop garden

display kitchen and groundfloor dining

entrance to main stairway

section perspective


3d display kitchen restrooms lounge classroom

first floor

second floor

third floor

section


4a

spokane gardens spokane, wa As an exploration of the possibilities of reviving downtown urban fabric of Spokane, our studio was divided into groups and each given a site to develop. Given that the site is adjacent to an existing farmers market, we thought it was appropriate to provide an open shared public space for a community garden, and as an extension of what of an already existing public gathering space. This idea developed into our parti of incorporating three garden spaces reflecting three facets of human life: physical, mental/spiritual, and social. With each of these facets addressed, a healthy environment for living and stimulating community is created.


4b EXISITING FARMERS MARKET

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spatial developement diagram

25’

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500’


4c

contemplative garden space Seeking a place of refuge in the busy urban fabric can be hard to find. By locating another garden space with “quiet areas”, one is able to reflect and relax in this third garden space. By providing the soothing sounds of water and placed at the furthest location from the busy Main Street, the third element of human existence is completed through this contemplative garden space.

social garden space Rooftop terraces are an extremely desirable space within the urban environment. These spaces are commonly used for social events, utilizing the highest point on a high-rise to allow scenic views of the city and the surrounding landscape. As one of the three “garden spaces” used in this project, it accounts for one of the three states of being humans desire; social interaction. community garden space Food is an obvious element in sustaining life. The further we live from where our food is grown, the less we know about it, and the less in touch we become with our own existence. By activating the ground floor for use as a community garden, a space is provided not only for nourishment, but to educate and further build community with the local inhabitants.

courtyard & community garden


4d

cafe

lobby and atrium w/ living wall


4e

section


4f CAFE

UTILITIES

KITCHEN

FRONT DESK STORAGE

TO PARKING

LOUNGE

KITCHEN/BAR

OPEN TO BELOW

ROOF TOP TERRACE

LOUNGE

OPEN TO BELOW

OPEN TO BELOW

CONTEMPLATIVE GARDEN

ninth floor [rooftop] sixth floor third floor second floor

LOBBY/ATRIUM

COURTYARD/COMMUNITY GARDEN

first floor


5a

community library rochester, ny The objective of this brief two week studio project was an exploration in the approaches of dealing with site, while incorporating elements of sustainable design. We were asked to build a small library for a community in Rochester, NY, an area with a significant amount of rainfall and a stark difference in temperature across seasons. Providing enough natural light to the main reading room was an important aspect, and was done so through opening the southern facades and lifting the roof, an element which reflects the act of opening a book and allowing the light of knowledge into the space.


5b

plan

reception

exploded axonometric


5c

southwest perspective

section


5d

southeast perspective


6a

photographs + sketches A collection of my favorite photographs and sketches collected from my travels around Europe, most predominantly Scandinavia. Having spent almost a year studying in Copenhagen, Denmark, I have collected an incredible amount of information through photographs and sketches from there and other parts of the world. These are some I have found the most inspiring. Light and landscape seemed to be one of the most profound and enjoyable elements to capture through both elements, and tended to be a theme throughout both mediums.


6b

gateway arch, st. louis,

chapel of silence, helsinki, finland


thank you for viewing! contact: oliver.easton@gmail.com

oliver easton: undergraduate architecture portfolio  

samples of my work in architecture and design

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