UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, DENVER, 2011
Among 100 students of the advanced design studio with five different types of projects, the jury that came out of the school chose this project to be the winner of the Hoover Award.
The project is about choosing any dead architect to design a mausoleum using his/her same design principles that were used during his life. Lasafer decided to select Gaudí Antoni, and he designed his mausoleum. The concept is based on Gaudi’s main principles, such as the upside-down hanging weights and the unsymmetrical elements by studying the possibilities of the circulation inside the mausoleum to visit the tomb. The tomb is hanged up between the end of the upside-down path elements inside the building.
Lasafer finished the final drawing by hand on one long yellow sketch tracing paper without using any technology to give the feeling of Gaudi's work. The jury chose the project to be the first winner because it has the complete soul of Gaudi from his thoughts to his technique, as they said.
Area: 87 m² (940 ft²)
Type of Work: Individual design in MArch program at the University of Colorado with professor Peter Schneider in the subject of:
Shaping a threshold between life and death.