The Cantilever

Wei Xia
Junxing Wu

ARCH 311 / Spring 2014

During the current urbanization, how to integrate new required buildings with all existing conditions is the topic of this project. Especially in a crowed downtown area, cities cannot offer liberal space for new buildings. Horizontal expansion, the cantilever, can be a solution of land scarcity and height limit. This solution provides a possibility of more public space. In the meantime, it provides enough area to satisfy the need of building function. The seed bank is a research facility for saving species of plants, which are faced with the threat of extinction. As a multifunctional work of architecture, the seed bank serves the urban public and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.