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The Space of the In-between
Hagmann, Stephen Anand
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The site is located across the P. St. Bridge, before one enters DuPont Circle. This is an ideal site for investigating the space of the inbetween. The site is situated between the small scale fabric of Georgetown and the moumental scale of D.C. This site is also situated between nature (Rock Creek Park) and the urban realm. This place must function as a significant portal into and out of the city. This concept of space precedes program, through an intense investigation of the site. Creating relationships and responding to the site, a sense of place is developed by becoming a player in its local context. Through this process, two architectonic elements arise; the wall and the tower. The wall functions like a vessel holding in the city, as well as, a fortress protecting the city. The tower acts as a beacon of light or node appearing above the canopy. The program is then introduced and informed by these spatial concepts. An intense intertwining and rediscovery of space, structure, and program occurs through this process.
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