Student(s): Michael Corbitt
Instructor(s): Kristy Balliet
Course: ARCH 2420: Architectural Design II
Term: Spring 2014

Gateways are situated just beyond sculpture and at the edge of architecture; in many ways an exaggerated, grandiose, and concentrated version of an architectural proposal. At its best, it glorifies entry, has an intimate and deliberate connection to the ground, horizon and the sky, minimizes apertures and maximizes corners. The scale of the project is small, allowing for exploration through large sections and models. The Gateway is explicitly not a building but rather a glorified arch with amplified connections and distinct voids. We will embrace the verticality and exploit the contrast of compressive space and expansive views. The program will expand upon the traditional typology of a gateway/arch, emphasizing circulation, views and curated movement.