This project builds off the first iteration of the Austin Energy Green Building Program in a much more speculative way; it meets the space and square footage desires, but it asks the questions: how is the future of sustainable architecture made? And what can it feel like? How can we challenge how we expect buildings to present themselves? It must not only be sustainable, creating more energy than it uses, but it should also be dynamic, vast, and maybe even confusing.

Discrete Timbers

Spring 2019

22,000 square feet

Mixed Use - Office, Laboratory, + Public Event Space

Mueller, Austin, TX

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The building is at odds with its context, simply asking the question: are we capable of more? Of something unfamiliar? The space within, even the entrance to the building itself is withdrawn. The shell of the building is amorphous, and being pushed and prodded, influenced by what’s happening inside while simultaneously obscuring it and influencing it recursively.

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