Having a site located in Montpelier, VT and within driving distance of the university campus allowed me to visit and interact with the space in which my structure would fit.
At the beginning of the design process I was given certain constraints to which my project had to adhere to. One constraint of creating a building ad-hoc style actually gave me quite a challenge in deciding what the building shell would consist of.
Having never before designed a building out of recycled material, this project pushed my creative mind to come up with something that was completely out of the norm in the design world. I settled on recycled sails from sailboats as the main shell of the building with recycled windshields as the replacement for the conventional window.
The other constraint was using the usage of poems to interpret the theme of the design. With my project the overlying theme became water and its importance to people.