Number Podium

plate manipulations

design, professional

somerset, pa, usa


november 2018

As a charge to replace the original pine podium, the design offers both a signifier for the residence along with a respectful object in the Appalachian forest. By manipulating pla

tes of weathering steel, the podium becomes an elegant, pitched form, reflecting the roof of the residence and, materially, composing to the site through the warm, steel patina. Within the site, the podium is positioned and angled to provide the best view access from a car arriving to the cul-de-sac. Most importantly, the form is both registered as opaque and transparent from the various vantage points, situating the totem into the place.

Joel McCullough Copyright 2020