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The spatial manipulations in these three graphics are the primary architectural elements driving the design of the Castlewood Canyon State Park Ranger Station. The Division-Union Axis, which is the main corridor, separates while simultaneously linking the domestic space and the public functions. The secondary Cross Axis directs visitors from the primary corridor to the ranger’s desk, where they will encounter park information and public restrooms beyond. The tertiary Poché Axis, developed through a continuous poured-concrete retaining wall, visually links the two distinct zones of the design