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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> Protestant Church



Entry number: OC07003
Project Name: Protestant Church
Location: Shelbourne & Arville
Building Type: Religious
Completion Date: NA
Architecture Student: Anthony Diaz

Sustainability Description


Narrative/Project Description:
"Utter respect for the natural world finds no conflict with the geometrically aligned grid." -- Eames Demetrios

The protest religion is based off reformation against the Catholic Church. Separating from the normative and creating a new ideal, while under similar core beliefs. Reformation is needed when current trends are not sufficient for the needs of the time. Thus, a reformationlescape against the natural characteristic and beauty of Las Vegas being engulfed by the stripmall/tract home economy that is taking over communities is needed.

This is achieved through regionally climatic concuss landscaping and construction methods, a sense of form and proportion that is not reminiscent of a cathedral, a poetic approach to materials, and a minimalist design approach.

Sustainability Description:
- infinity pool converts hot summer air into cool and comfortable air as breezes travel through the site
- large roof structure provides shading for the entire facility, creating enjoyable outdoor spaces
- exterior materials are naturally aged eliminating the use of toxic cleaning products
- rammed earth and concrete walls provide thermal massing barrier
- operable skylights permit the release of hot trapped air
- minimal impact on existing site as well as drought tolerant plantings
- an abundance of natural day lighting reduces energy consumption
- water box at entry allows for cooler air at entrance
- recycled wood flooring


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Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos

These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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