ANGLE LAKE STATION AND PLAZA | ITSLIQUID

ANGLE LAKE STATION AND PLAZA

Architecture | December 19, 2018 |

 ANGLE LAKE STATION AND PLAZAImage courtesy Brooks + Scarpa

ANGLE LAKE STATION AND PLAZA
Located: Washington
Status: Completed

Angle Lake Station is a new form of social Infrastructure. With ample space for people to live, work, and play, the seven acre, 400,000 square foot mixed-use complex provides essential intermodal public transportation, but also important public spaces, helping to bridge gaps among diverse socioeconomic groups, to cross the chasms of race, economic class and form new social boundaries that foster a greater sense of community to create a modern day civic space.

 

ANGLE LAKE STATION AND PLAZAImage courtesy Brooks + Scarpa

 

The result of an international design/build competition, Angle Lake Transit Station and Plaza is an Envision designed sustainable mixed-use facility consisting of a 1-acre connecting plaza and community event spaces, a drop-off area for light rail users, retail space with dedicated bike storage and parking and a 35,000 square-foot parcel for future transit-oriented development. It also includes a parking structure for 1,150 cars designed to accommodate conversion to new future uses.

ANGLE LAKE STATION AND PLAZAImage courtesy Brooks + Scarpa

 

One of the main architectural features is the structures façade constructed from 7,500 custom extruded aluminum planks and encompassing more than 100,000 square feet of area. Inspired by William Forsythe’s improvisational piece ‘Dance Geometry’ where dancers connect their bodies by matching lines in space that could be bent, tossed or otherwise distorted, the façade design explores the possibilities where simple straight lines are composed to produce an infinite number of movements and positions with little need for transition. This idea lessens the need to think about the end result and focus more on discovering new ways of movement and transformations’.

ANGLE LAKE STATION AND PLAZAImage courtesy Brooks + Scarpa

 

Every unique condition of the project’s shape had to be geometrically rationalized. In other words, a fabricator must somehow measure and build off a set of drawings with the assumption that automated fabrication techniques are not always at hand. Beginning with the top and bottom chords, every segment of the curves was reduced to either measurable arcs for a pipe roller or straight-line segments for standardized shapes. Following this process, the lines of the ruled surface had to be segmented into standardized sizes for efficient fabrication while adhering to a set of rules given by the structural properties of the material. The architect provided analysis, constructability, and digital documents for direct and automated fabrication.

more. www.brooksscarpa.com

 

 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


NJUSTUDIO

Design | June 1, 2020

Njustudio from Coburg, Bavaria develops unique and human-friendly objects for residential and commercial use, following the claim "New needs - Nju products / Ideas for the New Normal!". Read more


CHAIR TIMES BY VITRA

Design | May 23, 2020

The film Chair Times leads on a path through a ‘sea of chairs’: 125 objects dating from 1807 to the latest 3D printed designs are arranged in the order of their production years, forming a timeline of modern seating design in the Vitra Schaudepot. Which objects would professionals in the design field want to talk about? Read more


The isolate screen divider kit

Design | May 17, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has quickly established behavioural changes with the public as they are much more conscious when they share communal spaces. Future aircraft passengers will place even greater value on their personal space than ever before - Not simply from a comfort perspective, but from a health and safety standpoint. Airlines will need to adapt their cabins in order to tempt customers back and reassure them that their health is protected whilst on board. Reduced passenger loads will free-up opportunities to adapt existing cabins to address this new normal in the short to medium term. Read more


MAGAZINE WALL HANGER

Design | May 13, 2020

The MAGAZINE WALL HANGER offers the ease of revisiting beautiful images from magazines and books, articles, poems, art zines, comics, recipes, music notes, quotes, or whatever gem deserves the attention. When users find a nice magazine spread, they clip this to the wall hanger, then hang it like they would a painting. MAGAZINE WALL HANGER began in Switzerland as part of a Master of Design Studies project. Two years and many prototypes later, the product as it is today was created. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!