This thesis explores the development of a formal language that utilizes the environmental systems of the building and juxtaposition of programmatic needs. Focusing on two specific sustainable mechanical systems and their most basic requirements to provide a driver for the sensational quality of the buildings exterior and interior environments.
The spaces created involve a distinct tension between exterior and interior space, and a juxtaposition of temporal environments. The dynamic between the nested thermal baths and the buildings two other microclimates (casino and hotel) makes interstitial space a necessity. Not only does each element require its own atmosphere of heat and humidity, but each also maintains its own sense of time and level of isolation or interaction with others.
Status: School Project
Location: Las Vegas, NV, US
My Role: Designer