Final Presentation Poster_Megan Philibin

Fort Ancient Final Poster

I had some trouble uploading my final poster to the first post. So here is an attachment of the poster.

Final Presentation_Megan Philibin

This project is designed to add attention to, and not draw attention away from the features of the Fort Ancient archeological site. The program is split up into multiple buildings; the museum and public features are located in the central, larger building, and the lodge space is split up into multiple units within six buildings. The use of multiple buildings helps to mask the buildings and accentuate the site. The central building is veiled with a skin system that is comparable to the shape of tree roots. The skin conceals the large building mass, which in turn, draws more attention to the site, especially the natural form of the trees. The six lodges are raised off of the ground and integrated within the trees on the site to screen their mass. The site’s features and buildings are designed using polygonal shapes to mimic the complex geometries of the nature surrounding them.
The levels changes utilized in the entrance sequence into the museum and lodges force the users to experience the building design as well as the site. While inside the main building, all program leads the public to the to the heart of the first floor and up to the top two floors to experience the rich historical exhibits and the breathtaking views from the outskirts of the building. The six lodges allow to public to observe the contours of the man-made mounds and natural topography caused by the Little Miami River.

Midterm Review_Megan Philibin

Schematic Design_Megan Philibin

Conceptual Sketches_Megan Philibin

Case Study_Megan Philibin

The Musée du quai Branly in Paris, France was designed by Jean Nouvel. The Green Wall design and installation was done by Patrick Blanc. The Museum features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The Green Wall of the building is designed with exotic plants, mirroring the foreign artifacts of the interior.

The green wall that I plan on implementing in my design will also reflect what is on display on the interior. Planted in my green wall will be plants from the times of the Hopewell and Ancient People.

Green walls are very beneficial to structures. They help with energy efficiency- they provide a building with shade in the warmer months and insulation in the colder months. They also act as excellent sound barriers. Green walls can help improve the air quality; “active” green walls are designed specifically to improve air quality while “passive” green walls may not. Lastly, green walls can be a great source of food and are aesthetically pleasing.

Below is a video on how to make a green wall.

How to Build a Greenwall