A proposal for an expansion chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority.
The design of the house is focused on a multi use courtyard. Taking the Alpha Phi motto of “Union Hand in Hand” we created a series of linked/unioned platforms/stairs are created. This union of platforms and steps creates dynamic places for speaking, ceremonies, multilevel informal seating, etc.
The courtyard is covered in a lightweight tension cable net with varying levels of translucent canvas triangles. As the sun moves throughout the day shadows animate the platforms, walls, and courtyard.