The urban infill project is sited in the old downtown of Kansas City, Missouri. The program asked for very little; open floor space, possibly for storage units and the future adaptabiltiy to become apartments. Essentially a “core & shell” project, urban infill’s focus is on technology and envelope systems with a response to the surrounding context.
A spa, located in a very remote location on a mountain. As a prospect of man’s domination and in respect for nature’s greatness, the project will present itself as a man made form that has been placed very gently upon the fragile landscape. The result of this mark on the landscape is a structure that is “above” nature, to make certain of all its uncertainties, and to attempt to overcome all of its forces in order to outlive them.