A Clandestine Community

Boredom and The Bedroom

Boredom and The Bedroom

The Great Exile

The Great Exile

I am a Monument!

I am a Monument!

A Device of Control

A Device of Control

A Device of Control

A Device of Control

The ‘Free’ Plan

The ‘Free’ Plan

The Great Emancipation

The Great Emancipation

Liberation

X marks the spot

X marks the spot

Genesis X: A Gentle Resistance

Genesis X is an intentional commune for the exiled polygamous Islamic community, the Obedient Wives. An external image constructed with exaggerated scales of impenetrable American Puritanism forms, shields its settlers from the ever growing American Islamophobia. An internal system with gradients of different ornamental lattice densities transition between American and Islamic motifs underlines the emergence of this new community: that is an overlay of different existing cultures trying to co-exist.
Interstitial spaces are carved into the interiors that envelope the tension between the comfort of the known and discomfort of the unknown when the public meet the first settlers in a rare new formal space for a rare new community.

Designed using Rhino, Grasshopper, 3DS Max, Illustrator, Photoshop

Tutors: Christina Diaz Moreno + Efren Garcia Grinda + Benjamin Reynolds

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Awarded the 2014-2015 Architectural Association Alex Stanhope Forbes Prize.