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PORTFOLIO

DESIGN V

Fall 2015

— Watney.

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hat is Watney? Watney is an installation for South by Southwest, a major art and technology festival in Austin, TX. Consisting of thirteen students, the Design V studio, lead by Professor Kory Bieg, was tasked with creating an interactive, experiential installation as the architectural showcase piece for the weeklong festival. All aspects of a design-build were tackled in this studio, from schematic design to full-scale construction. Further, the studio successfully fundraised for Watney by creating and promoting a blog and Kickstarter, raising over $2500. Additionally, while the project is set to be showcased at SXSW, the entire design was developed disregarding the concept of site. In other words, the site-less project is conceived through other parameters such as inhabitation, constructibility, and portability. Thus, at 9' tall, 12' long,

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