• PLY Lights
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    PLY Lights

    PLY Lights Paper LightsThese luminaries investigate the translucent qualities of paper by exploiting its ability to transmit light and cast shadows. The luminaries are constructed of two layers of precisely cut 100% recyclable synthetic paper, and interlocked to achieve a structural rigidity without the need of a secondary frame or…

  • Playful Horizons
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    Playful Horizons

    Playful Horizons To play is to engage in a universal experience that defies definition and engenders ambiguity. Across time and disciplines, scholars have often expressed their fascination with the aspects of play that are paradoxical and puzzling, such as qualities of ephemerality and mutability. From Geoffrey Bateson’s (1956) description of…

  • Spatial Stair
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    Spatial Stair

    Spatial Stair The project for a two story apartment in a converted racquet club in down town Ann Arbor reconfigures and redistributes the spatial arrangements of the apartment within the 20’ x 40’ volume of an existing racquetball court. The tight spatial constraints and the single exterior orientation led to…

  • Brick by Brick
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    Brick by Brick

    The urgency to achieve energy-centric approaches to architecture is poised to transform the practice of architecture as it is recognized today. The interrogation of the role of technology is central to this challenge, yet wall assemblies and the material composition of building envelopes play an equally catalytic role.