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B ACHELOR OF S CIENCE 2 0 1 4 - P RESENT
The Element of Air The wind surges through the opening pushing me back. The
sound of the metal sheets clashing together makes me aware of the airâ€™s strength. Thunder cracks and releases rain from above. I am sheltered and yet rain hits me in the face. The wind pushes the rain falling from the hole in the ceiling into my person leaving me wet and cold. I watch the water collect below me and return to the Earth to which it can fulfill its purpose.
The Element of Fire
I walk up the steps to be greeted by my own shadow. The crackling fire fills the space with sound. As I sit upon the cold concrete bench I watch the flames lick the walls. My shadow surrounds me. I watch the smoke rise to the heaves above cleaning me of my impurities.
LOWER FLOOR PLAN
UPPER FLOOR PLAN
1. Customer Service 2. Bike Rentals 3. Repair Shop 4. Cafe 5.River Front Patio
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Public Lockers Women’s Restroom Men’s Restroom Kayak Rentals
A RC H I T E C T U R E AND S AC R A L I T Y
The thought of congregation is to bring people together before they dissipate. To do this, the architecture invites people into the gathering space before they release into their an individual sacred spaces. The design layout comes from a simple cube that has been transformed according to the golden ratio. This led to the gathering space being the hierarchical element. Its form takes precedent from Saint-Pierre in Firminy, France. The form is vast so that the heart may feel at ease, and high so that prayers may breathe in it. Water is a key element around the campus as it is a spiritual element to all of the religions. The o individual sacred spaces are designed specifically for one single religion but, without offending anyone religion in the process.
F O C U S ON CONCEPTS
The process of learning architecture requires one to remain translucent to ideas. Meaning that one must filter out ideas that arenâ€™t part of learning and allow ideas to inform in a way that might change their point of view. This idea of translucency is expressed in my design through the use of translucent glass as well as the overall form of the building. From the exterior, it appears as though the large Corten wall has been penetrated by another building and on the relief side it has been significantly reduced in size as though it has been filtered and refined. The large axis wall surrounded in perforated Corten Steel serves as the filtering barrier for the entire building. The perforated shell filters daylight while shielding the building from excessive heat gain. The space also serves as the metaphorical highway for the building as it is the main path of travel that connects to all other spaces. The push pull effect on the faĂ§ade creates Brise Soleil which, promotes daylight while filtering solar heat gain.