Hudson Commercial Residential Speedway

Originally A competition Entry with Collaborator Leo Castillo. I decided to do my own take on the exterior and interior. The Drawing was what was submitted a long with Renderings done by Mr. castillo.

Conceptually based on the idea of using various track typologies as a programmatic massing. Certain types of tracks lend themselves to certain types of spaces and movement based on form. Using Drag strip typology for food as finding and knowing all options as soon as possible is most ideal. The Indy track on the other hand is used for larger retail where a desire to be more casual and slower paced is fine; this is also where a Large Anchor resides 4 stories up over two floors. A Nascar bank is planted green space and below is smaller retail, at center are farmers market kiosks.

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Chain Link Fence Post Shade Structure
Solar Decathlon Frame Design

The external formal qualities were decided upon to be expressed through a shade device / structure that would be attached to the home and move with the home. The design used for mock-up deals with an issue of overlapping structures that result in a significant cantilever. In order to resolve this angular cross bracing and welding key components is necessary.

Fabrication for the most part was rather straight forward. Took Leodan Castillo and myself about a week to construct the house framing and assembling the fence post structure.

Finished Photos
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Field Drawings
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Sketch. Paint. Scratch.

Inspired by a gallery show I "discovered" clayboards. Over some time I have completed some pieces that I have yet to really document. Here are most but not All.

The process is organic to say the least. I tend to start with a sketch for an idea of texture and composition of pattern and figure. This usually gets almost completely dismissed/ discarded when I start to paint. At which point it tends to go in a similar direction in a very different way. Eventually I will find some brush strokes, some figures, something/ anything that will clue me in on what to scratch into the piece. It eventually comes to some conclusion when I feel like it may be enough, or until my hand aches and near a week has past or more.

The Results.
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Sketching plays such an important role in my day to day life that I take my sketch book everywhere with me like most great Architects and make a point to sketch the things that surround me in order to try and have a better understanding of them...or to just kill time and get better at drawing. An added plus is it happens to be a great way to release stress.

Sketch Books
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Set In Las Vegas with a large transient population the project is meant to provide an alternative lifestyle and social structure that Is not typical of Las Vegas as a result of the sprawl that has occur over many years of development. Employing use of about a 1/3 of the land of a typical SFR Development and utilizing height to create the space required for producing usable growing space that will enable the Community with in to sustain a basical minimal Healthy diet.

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Test Animation

Island of the Misanthropic Floor Cut from Richard Lucero on Vimeo.

Final Animation

Island of the Misanthropic Interior Night from Richard Lucero on Vimeo.

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