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Emily Oechslin

Emily Oechslin

Lexington, KY, US

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An overall photo of the building model on the topography site.
An overall photo of the building model on the topography site.
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Bereavement Center

Spring 2010

Studio with Angie Co

This semester the same program was given to each third year studio.  We were to develop a Bereavement center for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital located in Covington, KY.  In the beginning my studio started out by looking throughly into a habit each student had.  My habit was OCD in that I have to check all the candles before I can leave my apartmentt.  From there we studied different diagram strategies, and created our own based on the habit.   From there I did a material study based on string and the tension and patterns that could be made with the addition of nails.  The final building for the Beavement center took into play the size and function of nodes, wrappings (enclosure and individual), and private versus public.  The building displayed an idea of heirarchy based on controlled procession and and groupings of rooms. 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Lexington, KY, US

 
A perspective of the massage room, which shows the use of materials in the Bereavement building.
A perspective of the massage room, which shows the use of materials in the Bereavement building.
A section through the counseling half of the building on the right side. It shows the variety in the roof elevation and the size and heights of the individual rooms within
A section through the counseling half of the building on the right side. It shows the variety in the roof elevation and the size and heights of the individual rooms within
With my habit three distinct perspectives emerge, which over time can be connected into masses. This shows the movement over time.
With my habit three distinct perspectives emerge, which over time can be connected into masses. This shows the movement over time.
Experimenting further, found that when sprayed with starch certain pivot points could be established.
Experimenting further, found that when sprayed with starch certain pivot points could be established.
A material study dealing with string and nails. This shows the tension that can be made from the wrapping of string.
A material study dealing with string and nails. This shows the tension that can be made from the wrapping of string.
Two perspectives of my habit with lines shown and hidden. The overlapping of masses shows the dense portions.
Two perspectives of my habit with lines shown and hidden. The overlapping of masses shows the dense portions.

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