© 2017-2019 by Walter Bolanos 

PUNCTURE

Puncture is an exploration of the orthogonal versus the organic.  This exploration stems from the desire to achieve an architecture of expansion versus contraction.  Specifically, thinking of the spatial components of a university campus.

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This vision is then transcribed into a proposed campus expansion of the University of Southern California, which takes place along the seven west neighboring blocks of the current campus.  This extension strives to be a new type of campus, futuristic in nature, in its architectural from and in the way it draws the community into it, as opposed to the current gated campus.  To this end, the project contains multi-faceted program that allows both students and the neighborhood to occupy its retail, theaters, park, farmers market and restaurant.