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 generates an alternative model of high-density development for emerging metropolitan areas that increases the intensity of use and overall density of a site while simultaneously producing new types of public open space. The example chosen here is Lincoln, NE.
FACT (Fabrication And Construction Team, a student design-build workshop), in collaboration with Min | Day, is designing and building a series of single-family houses for the non-profit community development agency Neighborworks Lincoln. The homes will utilize repurposed shipping containers as a primary structural and spatial component. The goal of the studio is to find ways to use the containers efficiently and honestly, taking advantage of inherent structural properties.
FACT (Fabrication And Construction Team, a student design-build workshop), in collaboration with Min | Day, has designed multiple projects for the Bemis Center, an artist-in-residence program and contemporary art gallery in Omaha, Neb. Bemis Gardens functions as an outdoor garden for the Bemis Center and the public. The project emerged from an exhibition and design laboratory organized to solicit input from artists, professionals, FACT students, and the public.
This Design Thesis examines two central questions: how to develop the architectural use of an aircraft fuselage and how to utilize this element on a variety of different scales. While examples in the past have exploited the re-use of the fuselage on a scale of novelty and aesthetic form, this thesis aims to demonstrate that the fuselage can become part of an economically viable housing.