P-Cloud is a proposal for the design of a Holocaust research building on the University of Maine campus. Addressing the question of the inability to represent the memory of the Holocaust, the design of the building blurs the difference between life and commemoration. A computational procedure tracks and registers the collision of two streams of particles. The trajectories of the particles generate the form and intricate structure of the building. The resulting interior space creates a large light filled research room while more private offices are located on the lower floor.

Client University of Maine, Augusta
Design concept Open Source Architecture (C. Ahrens, E. Neuman, A. Sprecher)
Size 8,000 sqf
Planning 2004