Tiny House Competition 2021

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Stella Wessel Portfolio

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Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant

Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant team was led by my Grandfather Hans J. Wessel and and Cy Pesek. The TCAAP facility was constructed between 1941 and 1943 in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Before that time the site was primarily used as … Continue reading

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Why Tents Now?

Tents have always been a form of shelter for humans throughout history. Whether they were used for shade in the Colosseum, outdoor wedding ceremonies or camping on Mount Everest, tents have been our best friends. It is easy to see … Continue reading

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Shape Shifter Shelter

Imagine Imagine if every person had a roof over their heads Imagine if you could live in harmony with nature Imagine if you could design your own house Imagine if homeless tent communities looked decent Imagine if you could build … Continue reading

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LiTE: Lightweight Temporary Environments

A recent StarTribune article lamented the loss of performance spaces for Twin Cities artists (“A space race for artists” StarTribune, January 20, 2019) This suggests that many arts organizations could use what LiTE advocates: that not all organizations need permanent … Continue reading

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Tent Jacket Concept

According to some philosophers humans have essential needs in order to find happiness: Friends, freedom, thought, food, shelter and clothes. The tent jacket concept attempts to address human happiness by providing two essential human needs; shelter and clothes. What is … Continue reading

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Generative Design

https://www.mauriceconti.com/ https://autodeskresearch.com/projects/dreamcatcher Shell Concepts

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Nature and Technology an Odd Couple

Syllabus – Spring 2020 Dunwoody Architecture 2204-01  Environmental Systems Nature and Technology an Odd Couple Are we at one with nature or do we tend to isolate ourselves from nature with technology? What kinds of building technologies can we use … Continue reading

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Ice Blanket

This is a copy of my design for the Art Shanty 2020 Call for Artists. https://artshantyprojects.org/ This is an interesting article of Strange Ice Formations https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/7-strange-ice-formationA “Tell us about the shanty you would like to create. What is it called? … Continue reading

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