building a community greenhouse for Phipps conservatory

48-200 Second Year Architecture Studio | Instructor: Josh Bard, Tonya Markiewicz

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Hoop House was a collaborative project where the goal was to build a full-size, working green house to help sustain the plants throughout the fall and winter.
With a simple geometry and a complex but intuitive sliding mechanism, we were able to design a structure that is aesthetic but also responds to a variety of problems ranging from ventilation, air circulation, insulation and precipitation.

Project done In collaboration with: John Butler, Grace Hou, Jessica Kusten, Hsiao Tyng Peck, Steve Sontag, Crystal Xue