Narcissist Residence

Yanzhen Zhang, B.Arch ’24

ARCH 102b: Architectural Design I

Gallery: The Fundamentals of Architecture and Narrative

Instructor: Sandra Yum

My client is an artist, and I made him into a narcissist. The main goal of the project is to establish a hierarchy between the artist and visitors. As you can see from the sections, the artist is at the highest point at the end of the site, the building below is his living space. Thus, he can see where people are all the time on the site. Next, I utilize disorientation as a technique to approach the concept of hierarchy. The plan of the lower level is disorienting which traps people and makes them stay at the gallery longer.


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