Design Inspirations

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Module 1 - Design Inspirations & Big Feature Ideas
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Mariela Santelices

If I were to go in the direction of creating an exhibition space for art, I would want a neutral building designed to showcase the art inside. I really like the soft and elegant feeling of the Pompidou Center, and it has a ton of natural light because of the materials that were used to create the walls and ceiling of the building. It also reminds me of Kengo Kuma’s “Même Meadow House.” The building materials/wall design could be great if I were to build my exhibition space somewhere that has an intense winter.

Pompidou Center
Importance of Natural Light - Inspiration and Discussion from ArchDaily

I also really want to incorporate a green element into my design... I was specifically thinking about a green roof but it could also be cool to have plants inside of the building itself.

Sustainability features:

  • solar photovoltaics
  • waste-water recycling
    • Y2E2
    • NOLS wilderness medicine campus, Lander WY

      One of the first buildings that got me interested in architecture! LEED platinum certified

  • water collection
    • maybe not... very expensive
  • sustainable and local materials
    • vernacular architecture
  • passive heating system
    • also like NOLS building

Brainstorm for contents of exhibition space

re-design/re-imagination of GTNP visitor center (or other national park visitor center, this is the coolest one that I’ve been to)