The school investigates how immediate visual access can be adjusted to create surprise encounters and interesting visual connections with program via a meandering line. It uses program as the driving factor in increasing surface area in two ways: one way = loops which circulate through the building and create porosity via the pedestrian. Another way = a meandering line, which creates corners and encounters that aren't immediately given away. By looking at the section one can see that visual connections happen via the porosity created by interior and exterior courtyards, as well as views from one floor to another. We incorporated a gridded surface area into the structure and circulation tiling that acts as the glue that ties the building to the site, and creates a very playful program, regulated via structural units.
Status: School Project
Location: Detroit, MI, US