Drawing from Boston's history and local surroundings, this proposal rejected a significant portion of the assigned brief, replacing an oversized and out-of-place handball court with a boxing ring. The entire roof is an Olympic swimming pool adjoined to several smaller recreational pools and a diving pool, geometrically derived from a series of hyperbolic paraboloids that resolve into structural columns. The resulting vaulted spaces provide for the recreational programs contained within. The diving tower mirrors the church spire across the street, playing a small joke on Charlestown’s traditionally New England cityscape.
About The Designer
Ethan Levine is an M.Arch I Candidate at the Graduate School of Design. He earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Economics and Urban Studies at Brown University. He has previously worked at architecture firms in Paris, France and Washington, DC.