Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Studio Critic: Christine Yogiaman
An analysis of urban phenomenons, vandalism and graffiti, was used as a precedent for the design of an urban theater in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The goal of this project is to blur the lines between spectator and spectacle as it deals with seeing and being seen. In the design, both the graffiti artist and the casual bystander become actors of the theater. Space was generated by using a system of peeling walls that open up and allow users to engage the voids inside the walls. By using this system, spaces of varying intimacy were created, allowing for multiple lighting conditions that are tailored to different levels of comfort and exposure.