The concept - an old plane trussed structure - is reinterpreted into contemporary forms as the steel structures of the three main programs. Copper panels are wrapped around these structures mimicking the color and texture of sky. The courtyard features small ponds that channel light to the underground living machine. This sustainable system is used as a water cleaning mechanism, feeding off a newly placed wetland in between the runways. The facade is designed to create a dominant face to the main road To attract visitors and present Princeton Airport as a symbol in the area. The final image is three floating copper- paneled boxes on top of plane trusses, painting an image of clouds and sky with airplanes flying around during days and nights.
Status: School Project
Location: Princeton, NJ, US