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College of Architecture
SESSION 2 - AWARENESS — Project Statement
Session 2 will open the question of how to create the GSLEP base station on the banks of the Great Salt Lake, a liminal boundary shifting in both plan and section. How can architecture exist within such dynamic conditions? The particular identity and character of the Great Salt Lake Exploration Platform (GSLEP) will be a point of entry for the investigation. The parameters of site and program—both performative in scope and more experientially dynamic than quantifiable by normative limits of property lines and functional area allotments—will provide propelling force and tangible conditions to operate with. Unlike standard architectural practice placing refined forms or adjacency solutions within the setbacks of a site, this project requires an evolutionary approach. The straightforward necessities of survival and operation within a profoundly unique site are the material resistance to work with. Finding ways to actualize, to make tangible, those modes of resistance will be vital in this second session of the studio.
Schematic Programmatic Requirements
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