Introduction to concepts, fundamental design elements, and systems of order that inform two and three dimensional design. Principles of proportion and scale with an emphasis on the relationship between the human body and three-dimensional space are present. The refinement of the design process is also emphasized.
The Thick Square
Uses primary architectonic elements to define and control space: linear elements, shifting, repetition and grid.
Stretches the thick square into a cube by exploring various spatial conditions.
The Stair Promenade
Negotiates a 9’ elevation change with a series of stairs, steps and platforms. In addition, it provide an excavated entry below the ground surface to a water-well as well as an elevated observation platform.
An entry to a cemetery with a place along the wall to contain the cremated remains of the deceased, one small bathroom and a small shop to buy flowers and candles.
Precedent Analysis- Case Study House 1950
Analyzes and examines circulation between exterior and interior spaces, and the skin (glass vs. solid).
Artist Patio House
Patio house on a sloped Miami site for my client, artist Sarah Sze. This house was for a family of four; two adults, two children and occasional guests. Must provide areas to sleep, shower, eat, cook, entertain, make art, exhibit art, storage and a one car parking space. Site must also contain one large garden, one smaller garden, an exterior shower and a swimming pool. All of this must be designed with the artist in mind.