Student:Steven Zhao Zhe
Domains: 50% Visual Arts 50% Science
Faculty Grader: Ned Smyth
My senior project’s topic is Bamboo Shelter. It is a shelter that is combined with art and structure. I built it on the grass between the center of well-being and the middle school building. So if someone who is interested, you can just take a look when you pass through the Ross Campus.
Why I am doing this project?
Last M-term, I took the Ms. Parshall’s class which is talking about the displacement people in the world. As a part of this class achievement, I have designed and built a small bamboo shelter, which can fit two people sleeping there. I put it behind the high school building. But, unfortunately, after a month when I checked it again, it was collapsed. In that class, I learned how those displacement people live, so I also made a website to show the displacement people living in the Syria and Armenia. Their life and the situations they faced: they need to hide and ran from the soldiers’ chase, which shocked me and the shelter that they made interests me a lot.
Then, Ms. Parshall talked to me and said why you don’t think to choose to build a another bamboo shelter? Thus, I decided to make a real bamboo shelter as my senior project.
1. Make the project seems nature
2. Experience the basic ideas of engineering
3. Feel happy and sense of achievement
There is a Iranian architect building his bamboo shelter in Mazabdaran which inspire me a lot.
The final bamboo shelter’s dimension is 4.88 meters in width, 5.4 meters in length and 3 meters in height.
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