Winnie’s Threshold

Yale University
Fall 2017

With Jen Shin

Inspired by Paul Rudolph’s collection of Egyptian-influenced art in Yale’s architecture building, this project was a threshold into a small windowed nook of Rudolph Hall. Drawing influence from the experience of entering a Japanese tea house, Winnie’s threshold consisted of a door within a door. Not only did this require the person to be aware of how they moved into the space, but also to be aware of a typically unoccupied corner of the building. Winnie’s threshold led to a floor to ceiling window with a voyeuristic view of the administration offices and the entrance of Rudolph Hall.

Existing site condition