+ Amphibious Architecture

Case Study: Pier B

The Pier B site is a partially collapsed steel structure that used to be a lighterage pier for the 82nd street Pennsylvania Railroad yard

Pier B and context of new shoreline walkway.

Flow Patterns

Existing flow patterns around the pier can be altered by the placement of the new amphibious architectural space. The shape is designed in such a way to create local regions of controlled flow, with characteristics that are appropriate for particular targeted types of aquatic life.

Planting Ecology/ Local Environmental Niches


The Whalebelly is a submerged observatory space within Pier B that will enable humans to see local environmental niches.

Case Study: Open Sea World

Open Sea World is proposed for the Mission Bay Landfill in San Diego, CA, adjacent to Sea World San Diego.

The aquatic feature is an underwater chamber made up of a flexible membrane controlled by an exterior lattice which portrays flow conditions.

Fish Interaction Window: Sites for direct interaction and communication with fish. Portals to exchange fish food with the local aqualife.

Event Space: Gathering space for weddings, conferences, and nature clubs, with space for 25-50 people. Immerse yourself in aqua-culture.

Dynamic Walls: Flexible, translucent walls flex to accommodate forces of water flow, visualizing currents throughout structure.