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David Pilz

Intensive Extensive

This model represents one of two laboratories related by a geometric transformation mechanism. Both instantiations are deformed cubes, but with very different environmental characters; this particular building is best suited to a climate that receives a great degree of solar gain throughout the year, with a passive solar system for the labs requiring a great degree of heat, and interior stalactites allowing convection to provide ambient temperature in public and circulatory spaces.

About The Designer

Prior to studying architecture at the Harvard GSD, David Pilz was the director of finance at Envelope Architecture+Design in Berkeley, California. He also has considerable experience in the nonprofit sector, and is currently serving as board treasurer of Here for Now, a nonprofit providing cultural programming associated with temporary urban interventions in San Francisco. David holds a B.A. in economics from UC San Diego.