Utilizing a 40% occupied strip mall, this proposal aimed to address issues of segregation and privatization in retirement homes. The retirement phenomenon often separates our aging population by reducing opportunities for interactions with others outside of their age group.
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 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.
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.
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.