Location: Chicago, Illinois
Brief: An architectural thesis investigation dealing with curiosity and the understanding of architectural design development as a process of shared imagination
Concept Image: Catalyst for Imagination
Birdseye Model View
Aerial View: Project Location
Diagram: Skin and Structure
Compression Space: View Looking Up
Floor Plans: Street Level Plans
Compression Space: View Toward the Unknown
Compression Space: View Toward the Mysterious
Compression Space: View Toward the Bathroom Pod
Section: Through the Transition Space
Diagrams: Enclosure, Water Harvesting, Daylight Collectors
Exterior View from City Garden
Exterior View of the Release Space
Section: Through the Release Space
Release Space: View Toward the City
Exterior View from the Chicago River
Exterior View Looking North
Exterior View Toward TOSI
The Temple of Shared Imagination (TOSI) is a place of continuity, mystery and discovery. It is a space that evolved as an outcome or a response to the dense urban fabric found in the vibrant business district of Chicago’s downtown.
TOSI is an attempt to create a place where architecture evokes the imagination of its users by creating a link between the city and its people. It introduces a new architectural language into its context as well as a variation of extreme architectural experiences for its inhabitants.
During the evolution of the design, a pedestrian bridge emerged as a segment of a larger entity; a phenomenal link between inhabitants of the project and the street.