University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
critics: Cecil BALMOND & Ezio BLASETTI
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Jaclyn L. SPOKOJNY & John JOHNSTON: Framed in the context of the salt basin in Death Valley, California, and with a growth and decay timeline of nearly a century, durat-Ion+ represents the confluence of architecture and generative design with advanced construction and material technology. The evolution and setting of the project is critical to its form, structure, and multitude of textures. While salt is the primary building material, this project truly reveals its identity over the course of many years.