advisor: Florencia PITA
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Emily CHEN CHOI: Deep Facade is a thesis that privileges the façade as an architectural element and pushes the façade to become the entire architectural experience. Traditionally, a façade operates as a two dimensional element that indexes the building and establishes boundary. It is the threshold that separates the interior from exterior, indicating a change in experience as one approaches and enters a building. By thickening the facade to an extreme, Deep Facade challenges this traditional notion of a thin surface facade, thereby prolonging the cadence of entering a building and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior.