Twins // The simple operations scale, orient, multiply were methods for investigating formal qualities of common roof profiles within the control of axes and perspective. How can a fairly rigid process of formal alteration open up more possibilities for architecture?

X, Y, Z: Drawings illustrate the outcome of formal operations on common roof profiles (Mansard & Arch) with a specific focus on twin types: conjoined, identical and fraternal. Each type is altered and explored about each axis: x, y, and z.

X, Y. Cave + Cruciform: Another layer of control and formal articulation is found in additive and subtractive techniques. Form is given an "inside" and "outside".

Graceland Cemetery is as much a catalogue of relatively overlooked architectural types. From ossuaries and columbariums to mausoleums and monuments, each type contains meaning, history and a specificity of form reserved for the dead. The cemetery is a site ripe for architectural speculation. The Twin Pavilion occupies an intersection near the southern border of the cemetery, becoming a new contemplative stop on the walking path.

Twin Pavilion: The synthesis of twin forms through the lens of cemetery typologies resulted in the Twin Pavilion: a new cemetery type accommodating the living and the dead underneath a coffered and tufted ceiling. Its triangular area posits a latent "third twin”".

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Fall 2014
Arch 551, Architectural Design I: Control
Professor Kelly Bair + Thomas Kelley