May — October 2017
Washington DC

 

architecture, spatial design, industrial design, furniture design, landscaping, solar, sustainable, collaboration, project management

How can we take a charging station for computers and devices in a university campus, and use it to help remove the stigma behind solar energy, whilst retaining a beautiful, coherently designed space?

the introduction video to Project Marisol.
video designed by Ali Ahmed

MATERIAL

SIZE

Cypress wood, galvanize steel, solar panels

450 square feet / 42 square meters


CLIENT

COMPLETION

George Washington University

October 2017

PRESS

ROLE 

 

GW InstagramStudent.Design | GW Hatchet

Industrial Design Lead (team of 13)


SKILLS

Fusion 360: t-splines and surfacing, KeyShot, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Manual woodwork, Manual metal machining, 3D printing (models).

 
 
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essence

Three main components:

01  solar panels 

02  seating

03  desk designated for work

 

Concept Studies + Research

By process of sketching and interviewing various students, the team began to understand what the space needed, and what we could not afford with our deadline.

Sketches + CAD Concepts + 3D printed models

 

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Fabrication

 

The fabrication process took place in two places: machine shop and on-site construction, all conducted and worked on by the student team.

Construction

 

Final work after construction.

marisol