“Brittlestar” Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Our new charging station prototype is an attempt to rethink what a charging station could be for the modern traveler— a place not only to stop by, but also a place for significant rest, enjoyment, and hotel accommodation. The spatial configuration of our building concept introduces a new architectural and landscape response that challenges the traditional gas station experience. This new architecture is more performative, inviting the visitor to be meaningfully engaged with the environment.
Brittlestar Station is a unique, manifold spatial prototype. It consists of three different building wings that are defined by semicircular roundabouts. These roundabouts can be used for vehicle parking and charging, green space, or a combination of uses. The station features a unique façade with a continuous metal diffracted grating and glazing and a covered walkway around the perimeter. The interior offers open space that choreographs movement between various scaled rooms. The interplay between the three roundabouts and the charging facility challenges the simple “object container” space relationship— the roundabouts are entangled with the interstitial interior space, challenging the boundary between “inside” and “outside.”
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