Sep '08 - Feb '13
So here is our studio project description for the semester. All the other integrations studio are designing office buildings (sans Professor Rose's addition of residential program to supplement). Rectangular urban infill site for a big rectanglely building. As far as integrations go, maybe that would be easier though?
If you don't know who Nathan Bedford Forrest is, do some research. I didn't until this semester, but in the South (more so in primarily rural areas) he was quite influential and still considered a hero by some. Point of information: Nathan Bedford Forrest did not found the KKK. Who knew the film Forest Gump wasn't 100 percent accurate???
Arch 471: Integrations - Professor Ted Shelton
The U.S.S. Undine was a union gunboat during the U.S. Civil War. After seeing action on both the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers, the Undine was captured by confederate forces under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest on 30 October 1864.. After brief duty as a confederate ship, it was scuttled to prevent its recapture. Since the discovery of the wreck of the Undine significant interest in raising the artifact has developed. The non-profit Raise the Gunboats is currently working with the United States Navy and the Tennessee State Park system to find a permanent home for the ship. The raised and conserved remains of the Undine are the centerpiece of this project.
Site: Johnsonville State Historic Park
Reception and Lobby – 500 s.f.
Artifact Storage and/or Display – to accommodate (40) 4’ w x 1’ d x 6’ h glass front storage cases
Curatorial and Conservation Space – 500 s.f.
Director’s Office – 200 s.f.
The Boat Room – A large room for the display of the U.S.S. Undine. Minimum dimensions of this room are 200’ x 60’ x 25’ high. This room should protect the remains of the ship while also providing a comfortable place for visitors to view the Undine.
Fellows’ Quarters and Studies – (10) @ 450 s.f. each, each must have a private bathroom
Library – 1,000 s.f.
Lecture Hall – to seat 50 people
Refectory and Kitchen – 2,000 s.f. (may also be used for receptions)
google earth of site
Nathan Bedford Forrest on Wikipedia
site. view of Union redoubts which remain in landscape from Battle of Johnsonville. Must remain untouched.
School blog of BArch student Samuel Mortimer kept from 2008 - 2011. Mostly late-night musings of the studio, but with an emphasis of the events of the College of Architecture and Design and University of Tennessee on the whole. Later blogs discuss participation in the New Norris House project, as both a student and researcher hired after graduation.