Center for the Arts
Professor Carlo Enzo Friguele
Design Studio 2
My goal for this project was to begin exploring the idea of human-animal interaction within space. The animal I chose was the sidewinder rattlesnake, which is a poisonous reptile. I chose a dangerous animal to see how closely I could mesh the habitats of both snakes and humans.
I began my research process with a snake cage, creating three separte areas: private, semi-private, and public. The cage has a continuous circulation allowing for the snake to move freely and feel less contained. These concepts became crucial when starting the design process. The idea of continuous movement is created with a series of ramps, while three different areas are created through program by considering privacy.
The Center for the Arts contains a theatre, gallery space, and rentable event space. The idea of the snake can be seen throughout the design and acts as the primary subject matter in both the theatre and gallery spaces.