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Respiring Thresholds

This Children’s school is derived from the pneumatic system of the physical act of breathing. Transformations are regulated through an alternating rhythm, producing harmonious inflations and deflations, contractions and expansions. In this project, thresholds, the in and out, begin to shape-shift, blurring edges, proportions, and creating interchangeable spaces. These reverberations reflect formal complexities in transformation. Through surges of humans and environments, spaces can grow or shrink, compress or decompress, to accommodate for change, reflecting on us through programs of sensation. The site is divided into 3 courtyard spaces for absorbing, contemplating, and making. The series of membranes offer a gradient of sensory seeking and sensory avoidant experiences.