Fall 2016 | 2 Month Long Project | Completed Individually
This was the final project of our first semester studio. We were given a site that sat on the edge of Lake Erie and consisted entirely of 8' tall hedges. The prompt was to carve spaces out of the hedges and add buildings and walkways to create a weekend retreat for a college professor. The building had to be a cube with three perpendicular planes inside. Holes were then carved in the cube to reflect the planes.
My design focused on the compression and release that one felt while moving through the site. My largest vertical plane split the site into left and right halves. When a person enters from the road on the right, the hedges and buildings around them will feel very constricting, until they pass over this middle axis. Then the space opens up and offers beautiful views of the lake.