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AJ Rosales AIA LEED AP NCARB
Architecture Planning Design

AJ Rosales

AIA
LEED AP
NCARB


Architecture
Planning
Design

Thermodynamic Olympic Diving Pavilion
Thermodynamic Olympic Diving Pavilion
Thermodynamic Olympic Diving Pavilion
Thermodynamic Olympic Diving Pavilion
Thermodynamic Olympic Diving Pavilion

Thermodynamic Olympic Diving Pavilion (2015)

SCI-Arc: Japan Studio

Instructor: John Bohn

PROMPT: A 2020 Tokyo Olympic Diving Pavilion, conceptually located at Sendagaya Station was an intervention of above-ground pools that linked a thermodynamic pathway. The design represented three individual concepts merged into one design: The creation of airflows and pressure zones to accelerate and divert air, a “thermodynamic path” made from flowing water (a nod to the Japanese) that ran through and cooled the site, and the golden balloon structure that hovered over the pavilion and provided both shade and the diffusion of light. The video on this page is a related assignment cataloging thermodynamic qualities of the Asakusa neighborhood in Tokyo.