Traffic: The commute
Weiss, Adam Jacob
Master of Architecture
The commute by automobile, as it happens in Houston Texas, is a spatial envelope. This envelope widens and narrows based on a set of variables: position, traffic, speed, and time of day, and it changes from day to day. The project is a study of and an intervention into this spatial envelope of the commute. The intervention takes the form of a gas station located on a feeder road adjacent to a freeway. Video is both a means of study of the commute, and a tool for the design of the station.
Architecture; Operations research; Urban planning; Regional planning