Visitor Center

Arizona State University
Advanced Design Studio I
Fall 2010
Instructor: Chris Lasch

A fissure is an underground pocket of space that is created naturally through formations of rock.  With the landscape riddled with underground fissures, the visitor center starts to take its shape from these underground spaces.  The fissure, having such an impact, becomes the only source of natural light within the visitor center.  Its shape defines the way in which the building is created and performs.

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