Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
small chapel axis
chapel axis shrouded
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
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
Hand Drafted Project
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.
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
A prosthetic works to replace and even augment the userâ€™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
centralized open integration of visitors concourse
compression & release influence mood influence circulation
influence overal experience