Clayton Fry / Architect LEED AP

mail[at]claytonfry.com

Spring 2003

Bowling for Context

24hr Laundromat / Bowling Alley

Professor Vincent Snyder / University of Texas at Austin

Program: Laundry and a bowling in a developing mixed-use district near UT campus. Emphasis on Contextualism encourages historic, zoning, and spatial analysis.

Construction: 20’ structural grid and 4’ module are rigidly enforced for construction and coordination .

Sustainability: The exterior shading system reduces the heat load, and is detailed for interchangeability. Heat generated by the laundromat vents air from the shaded operable windows through the skylight above.

Form: Taking cues from the nostalgia of 60’s graphic design, the “big-box” is wrapped in a permeable skin.

Studio: Sound Building Studio is unique to the curriculum at the UT at Austin. Students are expected to coordinate design studio with structure and systems seminars.


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