asphodel research center

In support of archeological activities, this sustainable research complex adapts passive thermal zoning strategies uncovered in ancient settlements, providing a variety of spatial types which buffer, constrict, and block prevailing wind patterns from the northwest. The design distributes the research program elements across the site using a clustered organization. The physical proximity of programmatic units is carefully determined to take into account the potential use of the interstitial spaces they create. Articulated ground conditions, projecting parasol roof planes, and the exterior walls of each programmatic unit establish the thermal characteristics of these intermediary zones. Three distinct zones are established where each zone provides a unique response to changing conditions of climate: enclosed zones differentiate themselves from given conditions; porch zones diminish given conditions; and breezeways intensify given conditions. Together, the thermal gradient invites the archeologist to locate activities in protected zones during extreme weather and in exposed zones during ideal conditions.

Morning over Bin Tepe

Construction Aerial

Completed Aerial

Staff Court

Team Terrace

Team Court

Artifact Processing

Team Room



Light Monitor: Lab

Light Monitor: Director

Light Monitor: Team

Light Monitor: Studio

Performance Sampling: Fully Enclosed Spaces

Performance Sampling: Partially Enclosed Spaces

Performance Sampling: Partially Open Spaces

Performance Sampling: Fully Open Spaces