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Special mention for Thenhaus’ project for abandoned silos

2/14/2013
Clark Thenhaus

Clark Thenhaus, lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Director of Endemic, received a Special Mentions in the Infrastructural Transformation Category in the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2012 Competition. The program promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. 

Thenhaus won for his project “Star Gardens: Purple Hollow,” which considers abandoned silos across the Midwestern U.S. and how they might be re-appropriated as spatial volumes. The abandoned silos are proposed to be fit with a perforated dome composed of 1800 oculi that are derived computationally from constellation pattern alignments.

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