Giant Greenhouse
UCLA/ ARCH & UD 413
Summer 2011
Instructors: Payne, Deters
Group Project with Chi Zhang
The brief for this project called for a massive, continuous greenhouse sited in the Coachella Valley. The proposed site measured two miles by two and a half miles. Given the monumental scale of the project, the building was conceived of as a continuous sheet interrupted by periodic voids. The design's more fine-grained articulation emerges from subtle perturbations of the usually ordered behavior of the tractors and assorted cultivating machinery.