ARCH 202 - Principles of Architecture IV
Spring 2017
Focusing on the exhibition of the understory forest in northern Houston, this ecology center is characterized by its development around its four cylindrical cores. In modern buildings, the concept of core is often associated with transportation, communication, as well as structure. In this center located at the Sam Houston National Forest, such concept has been fully explored through the design—being the building’s structural foundation while promoting communication of people and goods, these cores are kind of an analogy to the trunks of the many pine trees on site.
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