2017-2018 Steel Competition Top Ten For Student Winners

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John Harlan

Storing Memories

Student: John Harlan | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Faculty: Erik M. Hemingway | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Project Description

Taking advantage of the rise in the self-storage industry, Storing Memories is a U.S. infrastructure project designed for the American south west.  Rather than infesting across the horizontal ground plane, this storage center is a three-level steel wall that has the capacity for expansion.  A single storage module is an 18’ x 18’ x 18‘ 324 SF COR-TEN steel module.  The storage module is connected to a rigid frame and can be rented out to the public. COR-TEN steel was selected for the material’s capacity to express the passage of time while ensuring for security of the belongings.  The Storage Wall can be expanded infinitely as geography allows.  In Storing Memories, the public can invest in the future.