The project by Nash Waters was initiated by looking at the geometry and climatic response of natural systems to build formal and operative logics. The natural ladscape was studied in terms of topography, climate, and material conditions, both analytically through their microclimates and expressively in a response to their horizons.
By studying the biological conditions of foliose lichen, the project was able to utilize various characteristics in order to become a performative structure that is integrated into the landscape. The openings vary in size and thickness on each directional side, optimizing conditions for natural lighting, ventilation, and solar heat gain.
The program of the environmental laboratory is located on a continuous mobius loop. The aspect of the circulation path allows for maximum convergence and collaboration between disciplines.