Through the material exploration of double curvature vaults, I developed the concept of a whale museum that displays species of the cetacean mammalian order. The inspiration came from viewing the vaults as a container for one specific object, and the range of sizes of different whale species lent itself well to being displayed in this aggregated vault structure. This design explores the lighting condition of vaulted ceilings with a perforated vault, as well as layered organization of structure and relationships between the various elements of the building.
Photographs by Andy Ryan
Software: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Vray, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign