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Kelly Alleman

Kelly Alleman

Denver, CO, US

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GALLERY FOR THE U.S.S. UNDINE

In order to understand the site, our class visited Waverly, Tennessee. We took part in surveying the site along with measuring the trees including the truck, the canopy, the canopy height, the height of the tree, and the species. With two full days of surveying the site, we recorded all the topography information needed as well as photographs. Once returning home, the research began to understand the battle that occurred as well as the location of the boat when it was burned. The story of the battle intrigued me because the Undine was continually captured and recaptured by both sides and was ultimately burned to prevent another capture. This started the idea of protection and preservation. I wanted to create a haven upon the densely forested hill for the Undine to reside in its final resting place. I continued this idea through to the circulation of the building correlating it with traveling through layers of security to obtain the final treasure, the boat. Using a concrete and steel structure in addition to a wooden screen, I created many layers of materials inside of which the boat is hidden and secure.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Waverly, TN, US
My Role: Design

 
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