JAMES WALTER SCHILDROTH,
ORGANIC ARCHITECT of MAINE
Architecture inspired by my clients and the challenging sites on the coast of Maine since 1970.
The process of working with a creative architect in the design of your home may be one of the most important experiences you will have in life.
STUDENT DESIGN WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
MAY 1965 - ARCHITECTURE 392 - 5TH YEAR
This ART SCHOOL was one of the buildings designed for a location on the campus plan designed earlier in the semester. I was challenged by my professor to do something other than the geometric designs I had done up until that point. The design process is making choices. The process I used at that time was the same as I had used in the geometric designs. In this Art School design as I move through this process I would in each instance make a choice opposite or different than my usual choice. One of the first choices was that of putting the building under or in the ground instead of above ground. I used more free shapes and arrangements throughout the whole design. The spacing and design of elements and window mullions were not regular but done as irregular rythum pattern. The result was a major departure from the design that I had done up until that time.
You could see this as a metaphor for life. If you continue to make the same choices in life your life will continue to be about the same. If you change your small life choices then the result will be changed.
Most of this design is earth covered or earth sheltered.
The names of the areas in the plans are listed below:
Exterior North elevation close-up
Elevation and Section
South Elevation and Section close-up