Feel free to read the case study my peers and I just conducted of the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity. It’s an adaptive reuse project with historic accreditation and an interesting story. Also feel free to share what you think in the comments below!
In light of Castro’s recent passing, I thought that I would share with you a paper I wrote last spring (2016) that reflects upon Cuba’s architectural history. In the broader discussion about Cuba’s future, it is important to look at how Cuban identity has been impressed upon its architecture of the past.
“0,0” is a continuation of the “For the People.” It focuses on the very active edges of uninhabited spaces from the perspective of the origin of low lying planes. This film was shot on Iowa State University’s main campus in fall 2016.
My fall comprehensive studio offers a unique opportunity to design a high-rise hotel in Panama City, Panama. I jumped on the opportunity as I had yet to craft something so large and well was also intrigued by the challenge of hospitality design. This studio was also a treat as it was a chance for interior designers and architecture students to team up.
Below is a presentation of our initial schematic design. Our concept focused on creating a gesture between two major geographical features of the area, Ancon Hill and the Canal. To do that we created a large transparent axis that allowed you to see through and too either direction. This acknowledged the complex history between the native Panamanians and the many transplants which have graced its shores. Our wish is that our hotel provides a luxurious experience to anyone who visits.
Score card, is a forgotten resource that I rediscovered recently while in conversation with a friend. This is a helpful tool to use when considering moving to a new neighborhood, city, or state as it comparatively lists all EPA reported environmental hazards. In other words, it shows how dirty your community is in comparison to a national average.
Check out how your community stands here: