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Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

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Manhattan, Kansas

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main axis

chapel axis

small chapel axis

chapel axis shrouded

soft light

floor plan

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standing in a forest the patterned opening creates soft and varied light in the small chapel like the sun falling through the leaves of a forest.The idea of standing in a forest comes from the natural calming effect on the body of nature while remaining a non-denomenational element. This way the space has equal meaning and depth of experience for anyone who visits

Small Chapel

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Morning

Noon

Daylighting

Wamego, Kansas

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the changing horizon this design focuses on capturing the best views of nature possible at all times of the day. During the day, this is the steep hillside down to the lake below, but in the evening this view is darkened and the drama shifts to the western horizon as the sun sets. The parti pulls apart and rotates to capture this dramatic shift in views from day to night

Parti

Hand Drafted Project

Main Floor

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Lower Level

Ventillation


Structure

Connections Through View

perspectival projection the slanted roof pushes the space open at the ends, and the structure and tectonics respond, dissolving away to allow a profound connection with the site as the occupant walks out onto one of the two balconies or steps out the fold away curtain wall on the lower level.

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Private

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Kansas City, Missouri

Located in the growing and lively urban environment of the Kansas City Crossroads district. Within walking distance of iconic local buildings such as the KauffmanCenter for Performing Arts, Union Station, WWI Liberty Memorial

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A prosthetic works to replace and even augment the user’s skeletal structure: it is driven by performance, calling into question our assumptions about aesthetics does a leg need to look like a leg if it can do more than what a leg can do?

aug ment ed having been made greater in size or in vlaue

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atrium circulation

centralized open integration of visitors concourse

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compression & release influence mood influence circulation

influence overal experience

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Alyssa Reynolds Architectural Portfolio  

Fourth year student at Kansas State University design portfolio.

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