SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAIʻI AT MĀNOA

Primitiva (Proletarian People Power Tower)

communal sky garden
communal sky garden
Duc Tran, Ana Molinar-Ruiz, Melissa Humphrey, Jeffrey Wang, Jason Rupe, Rollin Ritter, Chelsea Silvia, Xu Ruyun, Wei Xu, Ruyun Xu, Kyung Jin / 2017:JooHyun Park, Kris Jugueta, Kalani Molina, Nicholas Civitano, Christian Siamfranca, Alessandra Olsen, Maile Nishimoto,Mighty Binowangan ,Nao Matsumoto, Xi Song, Nohealani Canon, Shun Zeng
Arch 692 “treeitecture”
Spring 2017, 2016
Professor: Martin Despang

The studio will aim a building which is “planet and people friendly”, meaning it contributes to a carbon free world with the lowest possible fossil footprint on one end and provides an environment which makes/keeps its inhabitants happy, healthy, inspired and productive on the other end with the resulting architecture trying to per-form as beautifully as the in it researched subject of nature.

The studio will investigate in the reciprocity of poetry and pragmatism of ecological / green architecture and with discovering budgetarian, programmatic and preconceived design constraints as positive design generators trying to reconnect to the traditional virtues of Native Hawaii homebuilders whose structures were in balance and harmony with both science (bioclimatic) and the arts (spiritually symbolic space and place based “performtexture” as opposed to Western literal symbolic and form based “architecture”).

in the middle of the pacific
in the middle of the pacific
what has worked and does not anymore
what has worked and does not anymore
causing interstate jams back east to work and culture
causing interstate jams back east to work and culture
which is eliminating self supporting farmland so keeping the country, country
which is eliminating self supporting farmland so keeping the country, country
With that going vertical is the potential (Honolulu already having the 4th largest skyling in the US)
With that going vertical is the potential (Honolulu already having the 4th largest skyling in the US)
so densifying the urban making the city. City is the key, but is this the way
so densifying the urban making the city. City is the key, but is this the way
or this in the less affluent range the workforce warehoused in the new fossil dwelling city of kakaako
or this in the less affluent range the workforce warehoused in the new fossil dwelling city of kakaako
and beyond way more drastic demand
and beyond way more drastic demand
better back in the days when housing was more social and shaded
better back in the days when housing was more social and shaded
ever since and still today related shade and shelter of nature the most thermally comforting
ever since and still today related shade and shelter of nature the most thermally comforting
and the circular the most social geometry
and the circular the most social geometry
The cylindrical the coolest (literally) form
The cylindrical the coolest (literally) form
The hollow tube the most structurally integer
The hollow tube the most structurally integer
The cylindrical the most dynamic form
The cylindrical the most dynamic form
the most living alive form according to Dr. Yee
the most living alive form according to Dr. Yee's assessing
as well a good system analogy
as well a good system analogy
reappreciation of the raw and refined
reappreciation of the raw and refined
rooted in the tradition of the interpretative celebration of a contemporary tropical Hawaii style of life
rooted in the tradition of the interpretative celebration of a contemporary tropical Hawaii style of life
master builder know how inspiration
master builder know how inspiration
the bare (structural) bones
the bare (structural) bones
strategically chosen limited material pallet
strategically chosen limited material pallet
hard concrete bones softening with wood muskels infill
hard concrete bones softening with wood muskels infill
anatomy
anatomy
walking off the communally cooked calories
walking off the communally cooked calories
creating the slices of paradise
creating the slices of paradise
which (like nature) offers a multitude of varieties within one simple system
which (like nature) offers a multitude of varieties within one simple system
flexible variety within the slices of paradise
flexible variety within the slices of paradise
essentialist space management bathing below
essentialist space management bathing below
of live work nature
of live work nature
the slice
the slice
built in planter populated
built in planter populated
with maximum guard rail safety minimally visible the green screen dominating
with maximum guard rail safety minimally visible the green screen dominating
Green screen for privacy
Green screen for privacy
the Green
the Green
Camouflaging the diverse inclusive human inhibitation (folks are allowed and encouraged different additional screens behind)
Camouflaging the diverse inclusive human inhibitation (folks are allowed and encouraged different additional screens behind)
Cleaning the air
Cleaning the air
as solar protection for the inhabitating people (and therefore kept up by them!)
as solar protection for the inhabitating people (and therefore kept up by them!)
organic by nature
organic by nature
in the green lung jungle core with the singing sound of birds and soothing (and evaporatively cooling) water
in the green lung jungle core with the singing sound of birds and soothing (and evaporatively cooling) water
the round about street
the round about street
the communal sky garden
the communal sky garden
into the communal lanai lobby with integrated chair life public transportation
into the communal lanai lobby with integrated chair life public transportation
Creating a comfortably shaded farmers market feel
Creating a comfortably shaded farmers market feel
and a University Avenue Beacon downhill
and a University Avenue Beacon downhill
Being a beatle up hill
Being a beatle up hill
Slim and Slender
Slim and Slender
An extension of the park
An extension of the park
Ward Plaza(s)
Ward Plaza(s)
Coned where compelling
Coned where compelling
A walk in the (kakaako) park
A walk in the (kakaako) park
Un-like tropical brutalist bros
Un-like tropical brutalist bros
Kapolei Volcano DHHLer+ UH Westler consolidating leaving land around for supply farming
Kapolei Volcano DHHLer+ UH Westler consolidating leaving land around for supply farming
Out There
Out There
Primitiva-losophy
Primitiva-losophy
Primitiva Phenomena
Primitiva Phenomena
Alchemistry
Alchemistry

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