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Emily Oechslin

Emily Oechslin

Lexington, KY, US

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A night shot of the casino and the Fifth Third Building. The casino stood out against the rectangular cityscape of surrounding buildings.
A night shot of the casino and the Fifth Third Building. The casino stood out against the rectangular cityscape of surrounding buildings.
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Casino

Fall 2009

Studio with Erick Carcamo

At the beginning of the semester, the studio focused on the development of establishing a connection between an under water deep-sea creature and its lighting ability.  After some studying, the assignment to create a casino Lexington, Kentucky emerged.  I developed a design based on octopus tentacles and body armor.  Individual pieces worked together to fore fill one goal, which was to provide an environment that would protect the people within.  From there, the casino developed further with the idea of a parasite, which attached to the top of the Fifth Third Building.  The skin and pieces worked together with the host (Fifth Third Building) to create cavities of spaces within the parasite (casino).

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Lexington, KY, US

 
A section of the casino. The casino appeared to be longer than life, and this made the people feel small within.
A section of the casino. The casino appeared to be longer than life, and this made the people feel small within.
A disassembly of the casino. The parts of pieces and skin acted together to form a single unit.
A disassembly of the casino. The parts of pieces and skin acted together to form a single unit.

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