1st place : Cornell Baird Prize
Through iterative processes of design, the studio focused on the transition of material and program. Using concrete and wax, the material research study began to discover the intricacies of solid and void. These design traits were carried to the Petrified Hollow Shelter—winning 1st place for Cornell Baird Prize. The shelter was further adaptive to construct a house with strict programatic and user needs, and finally the capstone of the studio, the Museum for Madrid. The Museum focuses on wall as program and void as circulation to create a unified experience through a series of vertical light wells and dark subterranean plains. Urban carpets capitalized on the nuances of material study to connect the urban fabric of this old city’s neighborhoods as well as previous design research and processes.