This project asked students to define space within Architectural Hall that would provide a particular USER type to REVIVE, RELAX, and/or REFRESH. The project challenged students to analyze and define User, Program, and Context, and question their role in defining space. This proposal identified the 3rd floor of the Library as the site for faculty to retreat; A social zone to collaborate and a lounge nested in exposed trusses for a quiet retreat.
Located on the threshold between The University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Downtown Lincoln, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church looks to serve not only the campus population but that of the city as well. The church would serve these communities by facilitating an understanding of human life and death through a juxtaposed relationship between traditional chapel programming and an elevated columbarium.
The project’s goal was to design a farming facility for students of a school called Destiny Children in Mombasa, Kenya, that will be beneficial not only for the students but also everyone in the community.
Architects, Mies, Kurokawa, Fuller, Wright, Corbusier, and others have dreamed of future architecture that is adaptable to change over time. Buildings of the future will rely on these ideas as design becomes more resilient and integrated into a changing climate.
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.
Currently, within the United States commercial roof typologies are stagnant, with pitched roofs for residential buildings and flat roofs for commercial buildings dominating the built environment. The suburban strip mall is large predominantly for retail and free to grow endlessly thanks to air-conditioning technologies. If liberated from air-conditioning machines, what other forms and functions could the roof provide?