Instructor: Peter Raab



Spatial Choreography



COURSE INFO STUDIO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coordination
Syllabus
Introduction


READINGS

01_What is Architecture [Shepheard]
02_Delirious New York [Koolhaas]
03_Terra Fluxus [Corner]
04_War and Architecture [Woods]
05_Agency of Mapping [Corner]
06_Atlas of Novel Tectonics[Reiser + Umemoto]

SIGNING LIST

Friday_Dec5th_2014


THESIS STATEMENTS

Project Thesis Statements


NY LINKS
NY Architecture
Brooklyn Bridge Park
East River Ferry
BMT Nigel Gee


LINKS
OMA Diagrams
Corner Mappings
Architectural Collages

STUDENTS

Patricia Alvarado
Shayla Baysinger
Roberto Becerra
Abbey Daschofsky
Joel Duenas
Ana Priscilla Garcia-Merino
Sergio GarciaPina
Alex Griffin
Hannaphen Park
Gerardo Perez
Alberto Ponce
Ismael Rviera
Rodolfo Sigala
Pedro Silva
Reid Stone
Jeremy Vardaman





    



PROGRAMMATIC ANALYSIS

QUALITATIVE + SPATIAL ANALYSIS [due 08.SEP.2014]: Investigate the assigned program and generate at least THREE analytic diagrams through the lens of qualitative assumptions. These diagrams should then assist you in the creation of your TEN sections through the site [2 longitudinal / 8 cross]. These studies should demonstrate an iterative investigation of what your spaces could be. As with everything, this assignment should be within your continuum of your previous diagrams / collages / investigations.

Some programmatic diagrams to help you:
OMA Seattle Public Library
MVDRV Diagrams

--Peter Raab 16:25, 7 Sep 2014 (CDT)



DIAGRAMMING SITE FORCES

DIAGRAMMATIC MODELS [due 04.SEP.2014]: During this initial exercise we will explore the context of New York City through a series of diagrammatic collages. These diagrams should further develop your notions of WHAT ARCHITECTURE CAN BE, and how architecture RESONATES within the CITY / SITE.

Again, the exploration should relate to your responses to the readings / movie in relationship to the city and the act of architecture.

These diagrams should allow further focus of your ideas regarding the project and city and a scale of the site.

Things to consider:

-- Path / Edge / View
-- Texture / Threshold / Light
-- Infrastructure / Node / Connections
-- Figure / Ground
-- Public / Private
-- Density / Fields
-- Zones / Territories
-- Use / Disuse


--Peter Raab 23:45, 4 Sep 2014 (CDT)



PART THREE [03.SEP.2014]: Thesis Statement - Clarifying your individual interests in the city, site + architecture
- What qualities will your architecture contain?
- What should your architecture do?
- How does it activate the site?
- How does your architecture fit [not fit] with the existing site?


--Peter Raab 00:32, 5 Sep 2014 (CDT)



NEW YORK CITY @ THREE SCALES

DIAGRAMMATIC COLLAGES: During this initial exercise we will explore the context of New York City through a series of diagrammatic collages. Each of these collages will explicate your notions of the site through varying scales of CITY / REGION, NEIGHBORHOOD / BURROUGH, and LOCAL / SITE.

The specific scope of the exploration may vary from person to person, and should relate to your responses to the readings on the city and the act of architecture. These collages are essential to formulating and distilling your ideas regarding the complex metropolis of New York City.

Each of these collages should consider the following:

-- Point + Line
-- Image + Text
-- Color + Black / White
-- Figure + Ground
-- Plan + Section
-- Composition + White Space
-- Connection + Separation
-- Climate + Context
-- Clarity + Intention
-- Temporality

--Peter Raab 00:32, 25.Aug.2014 (CDT)