Undergrad Thesis: Social Catalyst

Originating from a critique of mixed-use buildings as an undeniable catalyst for social engagement, this project holds more than a conglomeration of diverse programs. Reaching out its tendrils in every direction and strata, the building draws visitors inside directing them towards spaces where programmatic elevators sporadically travel between floors. When one stops and activates a space, it imposes its envelope and form onto existing events, dramatically transforming the space into one of shared experiences, catalyzing social interaction by reintroducing the meandering path and inserting programmatic elevators.



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