University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
advisor: Ellie ABRONS
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Nick SAFLEY: Animal House proposes a series of above ground tornado shelters placed within suburban homes and figured as architectural characters. Normally these exist as generic steel or reinforced concrete boxes hidden within the wall cavity and possessing extreme material durability to resist extreme weather that might destroy the structure around it. Taking the suburban single-family house as site these hyper-durable cores are freed and given personas and postures that enrich the interior with implied subjectivity and vitality.