Nesting: Dwelling through Surrealistic Spaces within the Urban Fabric of Minneapolis
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The next generation requires humble dwelling spaces within cities hosting problematic urban complexities. While the city attempts to establish order, issues of functionality, density, and economics, take precedent. Unfortunately, all of these focuses deprive us of fully dwelling by only providing us with systems and experiences based on numerical abstractions; they do not balance with or engage our basic human understanding of the world. However, these understandings can be discovered through a poetic evocation that layers space; a piece of architecture based on the poetry and sur-reality of the nest, and amplified due to its juxtaposition to high functionality and massivity, a place of intimacy and art embedded within the city.The University of Minnesota Art Exhibition Space, encased within an existing parking structure adjacent to the Vikings Stadium and partnered with a design on the University of Minnesota Campus, will initiate a poetic conversation on a macro-cosmic and micro-cosmic level. The architecture will provide intimate and surrealistic spaces for an individual to communicate with art in public and private exhibition spaces layered within the fabric of the city.