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professor thomas forget

academic work

The analysis of the site at Frank Liske Park, outside of Charlotte, was really its own project at the beginning of the intervention process. Our class’ information on the park was derived from our experiences there during our initial exploration and from aerial views of the park in a larger scale. It was organized around a barn with open fi elds and a pond to the west, down hill and with organized sports fi elds to the east. The approach to the barn, as the hub to activity, was through the open fi elds, winding along a road; it was along this approach that I discovered where I wanted by project to be placed. I think I explain it most completely in the written piece on the opposite page: ‘Carved into the slightly sloped landscape, it stands out from the ground while extending into it, focusing a view of the greater site while creating its environment within.’ The sentence focuses more on the intervention with its seeming contradictory interaction with the ground and the space that creates. However, the site is the the reason for its placement, for its specifi c design. The barn is the hub of the activity surrounded by the density of the trees and the open fi elds in front of it are its complement and opposition. The radio tower is a seemingly non-factor of the site. It is not in the park and I only truly noticed it as an extension of the fi elds vertically, past the horizontal break of the barn. The masonry landscape intervention is the embodiment of the skyreaching tower within the earth. Both in opposition of each other and of the barn.

evolution of intervention idea, design diagrams

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the pieces of architecture  

this is a portfolio of my years as an undergraduate architecture student, including assigned projects and my own explorations

the pieces of architecture  

this is a portfolio of my years as an undergraduate architecture student, including assigned projects and my own explorations

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