Emily Ashby, Architecture, parametric, design, harvard, gsd, housing

Little Tibetan Inn

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The Westover Estate is a proposed site for an integrated medical facility and Tibetan cultural center in Charlottesville, VA. A synthesis of data includes an underlying territorial guideline extracted from the topographic slope, which affects most of the qualitative aspects of the site including relative warmth, vegetation, views, sounds, etc. From this network of paths, important site lines draw relationships to existing structures, paths, and cardinal directions. This network guides the locations of program, determined incrementally through logical relationships.

Emily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibetEmily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibet

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Emily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibetEmily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibet

Emily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibetEmily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibet

Health, redefined as more than just the absence of sickness, but as a holistic mind and body wellness changes the way we consider health care. Eastern medical practices from Tibet have a long tradition of addressing more than just physical wellness. Western medicine leads in innovation. These two approaches to medicine integrate on a small-scale in the Little Tibetan Inn, a community for visiting Tibetan scholars and monks to interact with Charlottesville community partners through food and engagement. The inn combines practices of eastern and western medical practices, including massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, and spas.

Emily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibetEmily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibet

The three regions of Tibet each have distinct cultural and geographic characteristics. These characteristics are overlaid in plan and section to initiate programmatic and formal relationships. The Yarlung Tsangpo canyon and Mount Everest have aftershocks as far as Charlottesville, shifting tectonic plates and pushing the ground up, creating an ethereal peak and a jagged canyon in the Little Tibetan Inn. Barley fields grown on terraces are brought to the kitchen so that residents and visitors can share recipes and cook together. These dishes and collaborations are served in the restaurant above.

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Emily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibetEmily Ashby, UVA, Architecture, parametrics, design, university of virginia, sustainable, grasshopper, Charlottesville, westover, tibet

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