synthesize by Clint Newsom

1. to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements
2. Chemistry. to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
The Trans Siberian Pit Stop design competition is completed! We came up with a dual prefabricated structure to be assembled once it was trained to its remote location. With size constraints of only a 24'x24' site, we needed to be crafty with space. The concept we came up with (synthesize) was imagined as a design that would combine itself beautifully as well as hold its own in the harsh and beautiful arena of the expansive railway system stretching 6,152 miles from Moscow to Vladivostok. The design needed to be replicated up to eight times in different locations along the railway. We chose to pay homage to the architecture throughout the region with a pop of bright red, juxtaposed angled roofs to mimic the mountains, and the classic natural wood siding. The two structures were slid apart from each other to maximize the views and create exterior observation decks. Fun stuff!

who doesn't love a good pit stop? by Clint Newsom

Siberia. Cold and spacious is a common way to describe Russia’s greater eastern expanse. With the rise of industrialization from land grants by the Russian government, people have been living and thriving in this spacious land for centuries. Before the 20th century, access to these areas were limited. And with all those people living out there in the middle of earth’s greatest continent, there needs to be a cheap and accessible way to trek the almighty land. Enter: The Transsiberian Railroad. Connecting Moscow to Russia’s greater eastern land and the Sea of Japan, the rail route spans over nine thousand Kilometers and has repeatedly been dubbed “The world’s most famous train route.”