A school for the visual arts
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Theory Statement: Reinforcing the idea of memory in architecture through the morphological development of Mexican architecture. Theory Paragraph: From the pre-Hispanic era to Colonialism, culture has played a vital role in Mexico's architectural development. Its development can be measured through the manipulation and articulation of the wall, color, mystery, water, and light. It is when these elements of architecture are brought together with sensibility and understanding in Mexican light that they seem to have a freshness and persuasion. Technical tiredness is cut away, passion and spirit move in. Context and Facility Paragraph: A school for the visual arts will be developed and located at Aztlan Park in north Lubbock, Texas. The school will allow students from across the city to attend and study culture through the arts. The school's philosophy ensures that all students in Lubbock, have a basic knowledge of the visual arts which enhances their understanding of art and its various components. Aztlan Park is located in a predominately Mexican-American neighborhood at First Place and Ave. J. The park is bound by Avenue J and 1-27 to the east, a neighborhood community to the southwest and warehouses to the north. The site itself offers a welcoming contrast to the surrounding environment. The site is formed by a long and winding stretch of land, surrounded by trees. The trees are pierced by a shallow stream flowing from the Canyon lakes to Mackenzie State Park.