Urban sites have the responsibility to create spaces that enhance the local moral and encourage social interaction. Generating a consistent effort to create unity among locals is essential. It is not a crime to have ornaments. It is how architects express their full talent. Architects are artists at heart, you do not give an artist a color book and ask him to fill in the blank. It is imperative to design with site and program in mind. There should never be a template. There needs to be a process of discovery, exploration, and output.
The purpose of this study is to introduce optical illusion methods within architecture. An effort to reignite excitement and social engagement.
An illusion museum design that pays tribute to all existing and past artists with-in this space. An attempt to discover and implement visually altering techniques within the building itself. A thought provoking destination that encourages social interaction and advocacy for the arts. Open to the public.
Note: Due to time restraints, the three North and four South masses were not developed. Focused on site, landscape and two center masses containing four galleries and a communal theater.