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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT

Location: Columbus, IN Project Area: 18,500 SF S tructure: Precast Concrete

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT

benedictine monastery

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT

PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK STUDENT PRODUCT

The benedictine monastery is located outside of Columbus Indiana amongs the corn field. The complex is home to the benedictine monks that make use of the dormitories, cafeteria, library, cloister and chapter room. Vistor’s and guests are allowed access to a 2000SF chapel.

design intent

After studying the life of a monk, it became evident that a monk’s life is very repettive and cyclical in nature. Combined with the eternal commitment to serve as a monk, I was inspired to design a building that is representative of the cyclical and continous ways of the monks. The monastery is approached from the south via automobile. Guests and visitors make first visual contact of the monastery accross the farming field. Entry to the site is made via service road on the northwest corner of the site. At the first glance complex appears to be a series of seperated bulidings. Upon closer attention, it becomes evident that the complex is connected via a double sided continuos wrapper that defines walls, floors and ceilings. The continuous wrapper moves through the spaces reminding the monks of their eternal and cylical committment that they made as monks.

Portfolio  

Current architectural and creative work by Jairo Ortega (student at the Illinois Institute of Technology)

Portfolio  

Current architectural and creative work by Jairo Ortega (student at the Illinois Institute of Technology)

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