Toban Shadlyn


Research on the history of gas stations – Images from the publication 

Master of Design Thesis 


Department of Interior Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design

︎︎︎Masters thesis
︎︎︎Dubai Global Grad Show
︎︎︎RISD Media

When the world has transitioned to renewable energy, what happens to all the car infrastructure??

GASSED OUT is a proposal that seeks to anticipate the transition from fossil fuels to renewables by transforming gas stations into community ‘energy hotspots’. Under the scheme, inactive gas stations become hubs for powering and fuelling our homes and buildings. These energy hotspots function as a micro-grid, a conduit for the generation, distribution and storage of renewable energy – solar, wind and geothermal – and a physical space for the community. The project is designed to question, rethink and offer an alternative solution towards an industry and societal system that are in dire need of change.

Research on different energy systems and models. What if gas stations could play a role in the energy transition? – Images from the publication

Speculative design proposal for 3 gas stations adapted into “energy hotspots” – Images from the publication