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The site for this project was on a university with an outdated art facility. The school asked for an addition that would withstand future growth as well as further connect the school with the rest of campus. Instead of an addition, I proposed that the campus create a live-work community that would serve students and locals for years to come. The design is based on a "Tulou", which comes from the Fujian province of Southern China. The Tulou, often built around circular gathering areas, were completely sustainable communities that housed residents above and gave merchants working spaces below. The new live/school/work community will consist of grocery stores, cafes, study lounges, salons, restaurants, classrooms, studios, and galleries on the lower levels with residential living and gathering spaces above.