Designed by Greg Knobloch (a graduate architecture student at Penn), these are a series of renders for a prison built in an urban environment. The three interlocking arches that make up the mass of the penitentiary are programmed according to the rehabilitation of the prisoner inside: “incarceration (up), transformation (over), and integration (down).” That is, the inmate moves through the building according to his/her behavior and cooperation. I want one in my town, and to be clear, I don’t usually hang out around prisions.
Program aside, the model of the project is very well executed and represented. So even if you don’t want a wonky and strangely alluring prison overshadowing your town, you just may want to walk around the model and question why prisons usually look like really sad high schools in the middle of the woods.
Found through designboom