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Shane Fowler

Shane Fowler

Kansas City, MO, US

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SPaC

S P a C PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE AN ICON FOR A MIDWESTERN CITY ATTRACTING PEOPLE OF VARYING BACKGROUNDS, AGES, AND VIEW POINTS.  THE URBAN CONTEXT INSPIRED A SCULPTURAL GESTURE THAT RETHINKS THE ROLE OF THE BILLBOARD IN THE MODERN CITY.  THE PROJECT’S GOAL IS TO REFRAME THE EXISTING BUILDING, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY RESPECTING THE HISTORY WITHIN THE SITE.  THIS IS ACHIEVED NOT THROUGH MIMICRY, BUT WITH A NEW VOCABULARY REFLECTING AN URBAN ALTERNATIVE CULTURE.  THE NEW INTERVENTION OCCURS AT THE OVERLAP OF MANY OF THE EXISTING PARK ACTIVITIES.

 
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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Des Moines, IA, US

 

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