suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
stephan SOBL: The Diploma is about the interplay of vast opaque surfaces with poché and lightweight, fragile structure. The environments developed by these distinct architectural languages are exploited and distributed vertically to create extreme spatial sequences. The project is a casino resort akin to Las Vegas, located on a dramatic site between the Hoover Dam and the Bypass Bridge. The resort caters to various 21st century vices such as: entertainment (concert venues, MMA Fighting), gambling and luxury living.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
sS: the instructors of studio Lynn (Greg Lynn, Kristy Balliet, Justin Diles and Guvenc Ozel), TESTA/WEISER, BPLUSU, my friends and colleagues
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
sS: learning from las vegas, butthole surfers, devendra banhart
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
sS: Zaha Hadid Architects, Coop Himmelblau, John Lautner, OMA, Jean Nouvel