This proposal is for a new Center for Emerging Fabrication Technologies located within Lincoln, Nebraska’s Innovation Campus. The mission for this design proposal is to create a fluid atmosphere of creative collaboration between the various user groups which consist of researchers, students and the general public.
As a multifunctional work of architecture, the exhibition function of this project is emphasized. Visitors are able to experience a series of exhibition from inside to outside, and this one-way circulation leads them out of the building. However, staff circulation is a simple straight line from the entrance to a backyard of the research field. The Green Gallery is a bridge that strides over the swamp, and the swamp becomes a natural protection of privacy.
This project threads a series of paintball courses through clusters of hotel rooms in a vertical tower. Rather than separating these two contrasting programs, the project embraces the unexpected interactions that might occur between paintball players and hotel visitors throughout the section of the building.
The project goal is to change the perception of death and the grieving process through a linear progression as a sequence of the narrative of a better place. They did this by separating the mourners below ground and the body above ground. Above ground, where the body is located, two fabric screen layers surround a glass wall creating a mysterious light quality that mourners cannot fully understand.
This bee research facility is meant to start a conversation about how we expand cities, invade territories and how people's invasion of space can be just as consequential as an invasive species. This project is meant to set the visitor in the territory of the bees, experiencing a bee's world territory as a bee would at a smaller scale.