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Protestant Church

Photos & Links: (Web Page 1)
Las Vegas, NV
Architectural Elements: - 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
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.
Award(s) Won:
Extra Note: AIA Nevada Design Awards (2007) Entry No. OC07003, Submission.
UNLV Architecture Studies Library holds: Form Core Boards, Project Identification Form, Photo Release Form, Intern Compensation Disclaimer Form, Project Entry Form, Exteriors Photos, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Interior Photos and CD