This project was the culmination of a two-semester course with my students at the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston. The project gave my students a chance to become acquainted with members of the displaced Ansonborough community, whose roots went back generations in the area. They also gained practical experience in fabrication and construction. The piece was comprised of 16 abstract single-house footprints. Each contained an elevated concrete block porch and grid of survey flags—15,000 in all. Final construction required the assistance of numerous donors and volunteers in the community. The installation provided a performance space for the 2003 Spoleto Festival USA. It received an NCARB Prize in 2004 for the integration academics and practice.
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