As the second of three design projects during their first architecture studio at UNL, second-year students were asked to design a private pool. Working through a constrained design process, each student developed a spatial construction based on graphic analysis as a point of departure for their four-week design project. During the development process, students rigorously engaged the complex relationships between the ideas, architectural forms, representation and experiences.
This project reimagines the Big Box typology as a pair of theaters with undulating floors where visitors can spread out on blankets and enjoy film in an informal, social manner. The ceiling is articulated with lights that mimic the night sky and evoke the feeling of a midnight film screening on an outdoor lawn. These theater spaces are flanked by figural pathways that weave through the plan providing access to restrooms, concessions and other back-of-house programs.
Through the use of nature, intentional simplicity and materiality, the architecture aims to promote optimism and peace by allowing the living to reflect on the memories they carry, that tie them to their loved one after passing. The cantilever and use of raw wood, creates an atmosphere in which nature helps elevate one’s spirit, and shifts their experience of nature into the tree canopy.
Located in the southeast corner of Woods Park in Lincoln, Nebraska, this public bathhouse is experienced as a procession through hot, then warm then cold pools. A formal exploration into repetition and alignment was translated into a series of continuous linear elements that run from east to west, regulating the interior spaces and framing views to the park landscape beyond.
This project explores ways to evoke sacredness without religious affiliation. It is a sacred space for mourners and visitors who seek self-contemplation, a place to gather and a place to remember those who have passed, through strategies of space, sensation and natural phenomena. The design is a non-denominational space for visitors of diverse religious affiliations. Three main programs drive the form and division of the buildings with connecting points between each one.
Seed Lottery is an Atlas F Missile Silo renovation project located in Wilbur, NE. This project aims to tell an entire story through one form of representation, the section. The section becomes extremely important when renovating an abandoned Atlas F Missile Silo, because most of the program will be underground. The silo is reimagined through a fantastical narrative and a hybridized drawing technique.