Architectural Design: Higher Ground


Project Description

The idea of the project is to uncover the artefacts of the past and link them with the present conditions. The aggregation of varying morphological layers is a fictional reconstruction of the artefacts, evoking the character of the site that was once used for industrial purposes. A major component of the project is to revitalize the water wheel that was once used a power generator into a water clock that functionally and symbolically serves as a teaching tool. The new museum proposal is a skeletal reflection of the existing Eli Whitney Museum, constructing a dialogue between the vernacular method of pole barn construction. The layers reveal the distinction between man-made and natural and old and new, while the notational language of representation serves to suggest continual relationship between landscape, structure, and skin.