For the Arch210’s final studio project, “Center for Architectural Volumes,” students were asked to build upon previous work to create a space in Downtown Lincoln that could exhibit famous architectural volumes. In the first few weeks of the semester, students studied voids within their everyday surroundings and created abstract volumes, free of program and scale.
FACT 23: Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum Prof. Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA
Representing our capacity to maintain archaic infrastructure in an overwhelming environment overflowing with waste, occupied by a population complacent to unrest, this project is as complex as the topics it alludes to. It is set in one of the 72 decommissioned Atlas-F missile silos scattered across the United States. This project critiques the haphazard mismanagement of reusable commodities of varying scales ranging from abandoned infrastructure to recyclable materials.
The municipality of Chongqing, China, is the most significant urban growth center in Western China. This trend is projected to continue for decades to come. As a mountain landscape, the city possesses a difficult topography making settlement strategies challenging. The city is also located at the confluence of the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers making the management of water another important challenge to development in the city.
The scenario for this studio explores the following possibility, what if Amazon decided to locate its ‘HQ2’ in Lincoln. The company has received lots of criticism about driving up residential costs, putting large burdens on host cities for infrastructure costs.