Jury Notes: We appreciate the careful look at the vernacular of a gable roof house typology and how complex the interactions of space have been evolved through a re-look at this common typology. It has offered a complexity that adds enough interest in special conditions to an otherwise very simple program.
Jury Notes: Architecturally, there is a lightness to the structure that has many interesting layering and programmatic uses. From an experiential point of view, this project is about inhabiting a cloud. Being in the fog is going to be a different experience every time one walks into it; not knowing what to expect from the space, how the light filters through the layers, will be quite compelling. There is a lot going on but the program will evolve much interest for a complex space.
Jury Notes: The strongest asset of this project is the programmatic thinking and the systematic approach to how the components of this resort interconnect and how they approached sustainability, which is otherwise a byproduct or a waste, and turning into a positive by creating a consumable product for the resort. There was a really big depth of thinking beyond just the esthetic and the architecture.
Jury Notes: We all got a lot of joy out of reading the cartoon and the graphic novel that accompany the work, the simplicity and clarity of the forms and how the architecture can pull us in – we appreciated the humor that was brought to this project and thought that the depth of study expressed in the graphics was really compelling.
Jury Notes: We were impressed with the graphic clarity of the presentation, the boldness of the elevations and sectional studies, the clarity of the diagrams and the power of a really beautifully articulated model.
This is a really strong investigation where the designers studied a numbers of different influences which resulted in a very clean and compelling form. The clarity and consistency of the graphics drew us into the project, helped enliven the drawings and allowed us to inhabit this otherwise 2 dimensional project.
Jury Notes: One of the most compelling elements of this project is the fact that the designers took their inspiration from written text and created a strong system of rules and order out of it. It is clearly represented and we can see how the translation from word into built form works. The next level investigation of this project is how you inhabit this meditation center and what are the spaces that have evolved from this manipulation
Jury Notes: We loved the program and what this project is addressing with teen agers homelessness, being such a big issue in Los Angeles. The plans are very thoughtful and well articulated and we really appreciated the thought given to creating privacy within a large open framework – that really drew us in.