Project Info

Runoff Volumetrics

Kyle Reckling, Eric Wall

This project responds to the rainwater cycle of Seattle, an ever-present but fluctuating medium, to design the form and organization of a new high school. Should technological advances in water management sustain or challenge our approaches to water when it interacts with buildings or sites? Responding to excess rainfall in the Pacific Northwest, this project incorporates water as a material system informing the constructed environment. Researching systems of containing, channeling, and releasing water inform the formal and organizational approach of this project. Water acts as the medium to create space; the roof forms to hold recycle and direct water with the classrooms, library, theater, and other programs occupying the space below and between.

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