Lines, Pipelines, and the Contested Space of Fossil Fuel Transport in the Pacific Northwest


Student work from the University of Oregon Department of Architecture design studio “Lines, Pipelines, and the Contested Space of Fossil Fuel Transport in the Pacific Northwest” is featured in an article by Eric de Place at the Siteline Institute. The students’ work is also published and available to view as a PDF or to purchase as a book HERE. Student work: Susanna Davy, 2016. The top drawing shows the route of coal that is extracted in the North American interior and shipped by train to Pacific ports for export to Asia. The bottom drawing includes a tube that aspirates coal dust from the Pacific East to the Pacific West. Points of resistance marked on the map are carried down to indicate pinch points on the tube.


Translations from Model to Building

Kipuka Makai in its nearly-built form is looking a lot like the process models. For comparison: 1) 3D printed model from the digital model, 2) an early sketch model, and 3) a construction site snapshot. Kipuka Makai is a pavilion on the island of Maui that is designed to amplify the ecological and geological richness of the upland site while tempering the climate and rocky terrain for visitors. Pavilion design: FLOAT Architectural Research and Design (Erin Moore); Structural and fabrication design: Mark Donofrio.

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Equilibrium Pavilion, Tokyo

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“Architecture Assistant Professor Erin Moore was one of 8 architects invited to design a mobile pavilion in a two-day design competition at the Kengo Kuma Lab at the University of Tokyo. Moore and her team (students Iosif Dakaronias-Marina from the Architectural Association and Jenny Kan and Shin Yeonsang from the University of Tokyo) were awarded the design prize “Material Equilibrium” for their pavilion that used a spiral of thatch to capture and shed water and carbon for mobile dwellin and long-term material cycling.”

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