Tuesday, June 24, 2014
This past week, students submitted their first design studies for the Architecture Design Build Summer studio. I have asked the students to consider form, space, tectonics and constructability throughout the entire design process.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
We began our summer design build project this week with a
short precedent study. The intent of this assignment was to have
students’ research relevant architectural examples that would allow us to have
a conversation about ‘DESIGN POTENTIAL’ for this project. Students were asked to research precedents,
and to frame their analysis based on the following criteria: formal characteristics,
spatial characteristics, modulation of natural light, tectonics, materiality,
and detail. The purpose of this exercise
was to get students thinking about what this project COULD become, and begin
looking at design build pavilion projects of similar scale, complexity, and
approach. By understanding what has come
before, we can move forward and invent new types of spaces while making
informed design decisions – and perhaps find inspiration along the way.