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Carl Tomsen Kohut TALIESIN

Frank Lloyd Wright School Of Architecture

E | ckohut@taliesin.edu T | 603.986.8351 AIAS | 3347670

CONCEPT DIAGRAMS

Ampitheatre For Pierre Cardin Lacoste, France

EDUCATION SCAD | B.F.A. F.L.L.W.S.A | M.Arch 2ND Year EXPERIENCE Tianhua Architecture & Planning Commercial Office Shanghai, China X-Coop Resident Workshop Port-au-Prince, Haiti CONCEPT

Arriving in Southern France, I was surprised to discover the first sense of place not in the foreign chatter, or the clouds of cigarette smoke, but in the irregular rooflines composed of terracotta tiles. Discussiong with local tradesman I learned the tiles were originally fabricated along the legs of women. Creating a consistent form while leaving trace of each individual woman. Demonstrating a connection with regional construction and women figure, it seemed a fitting formal abstraction for the ampitheatre quarry of Pierre Cardin. Visiting the quarry, I found it had a weak focal perspective, drawing little attention towards the stage with it’s rectilinear form, so the secondary goal became strengthening the space’s focus towards the stage. Preserving the night sky are transparent flanking members that yield a sense of continuity with the original open air setting. The design shelters and expresses as though it was a functional and fashionable garment.iscussing with local masons I learned the tiles were

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