ISIDORE ARCH-VIZUALIZATION
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FGSDA YOUTH SANCTUARY

 

THE WRAP / DIRECTIONALITY / TRIANGULATE / COLOR //

When asked who is the church for? The elders replied it is for the youth, because they are the future of the church. I proposed an entirely new church for the youth that will be housed on the second floor away from the adult church. The youth church had to be playful, simple, invoke the essence of lightness, allocate enough space for youth programs along with three housing units and remain pragmatic.  Following these guidelines, I sought to create a youth space that exposes the concrete whilst wrapping the ceiling wall and floor in a continuous wood slat. The addition of the wood was to add directionality to the linear space whilst making it inviting and warm. In addition, the wood is accentuated because of the cold exposed concrete wall that acts as a canvas for the chosen materials. Moreover, to keep the eye engaged, I decided to array the light fixtures in an irregular pattern that illuminated the space while introducing a new structural layout for the light fixtures. The light fixtures are reinforced by wire ties that keep it from swaying side to side. To further, improve the structural geometry, an additional light was raised above the first set to triangulate the entire structure. Most importantly the placement of the sanctuary. Set behind a grid of copper storefront, with an incredible amount of natural light pouring through the space. The position of the podium was very important and had to be placed in a place that mimicked many religious allegories of one being one with God. These examples may be seen in the render. In the end, the youth church is a space that celebrates lightness through the chosen materials and light

 

 

PROJECT STATUS:
PROPOSAL (UNBUILT)

SOFTWARE:
AUTOCAD / RHINO / MAXWELL RENDER / PHOTOSHOP