Instructor: Victoria McReynolds


Architecture Design Studio V



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PROJECTS

Studio Statement

Organization Systems

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3


Denver Itinerary



STUDENTS

Benitez, David
Burns, Collin
Dallenbach, Andrew
Gamez, Daniel
Garver, Jenny
Johnson, Peter
King, Rebekah
Mckenzie, Alexander
Padilla, Celia
Reyna, Jorge
Roach, Darbie
Rodriguez, Cecilia
St. Jacques, Matthew
Wiese, Garrett
Wilson, Tierra
Workman, Quince


    


Minimum Final Review Content


Project Position Statement, refer to crit points and leading first sentence
Site photo(s)
Project Diagram(s)

Context

(1) 1”=50’ Site Plan, w/ Site Mapping
(1) Denver Grid Collage
(1) Grid Study Drawings


Models

(1) 1”=50’ site model
(1) 1/16” grid model: site base, horizontal and vertical linear elements
(1) 1/8” project framing section model
(1) Spatial Seduction model


Drawings

1/16” final site plan(s): w/context, project roof, grid model, physical + ideal grid lines
1/16” longitudinal section: w/context, project, grid model, physical + ideal grid lines
1/8” project plan + longitudinal section: 44” width, project in context, single sheet, grid lines, regulating lines, dimensions, cut walls, no poché
Project + Site Cross Section Isometric Series


Organization

structure axonometric collage: base grid lines, precedent project images, title, reference
structural exploded axonometric: primary, secondary, tertiary
circulation isometric drawing: accessible route w/slope angle, landings, rise + run numbers


Atmosphere

(4) 4"x11" model photos, minimum
(1) exterior project bird’s eye view perspective: composite model photo, site photo, line work
(1) exterior project perspective: composite model photo, site photo, line work
(2) interior project perspective: composite model photo, site photo, line work


Supporting

(x) process work
(x) additional drawings or diagrams as determined per project




Atmosphere and Spatial Seduction

Continue to focus on the interiority of your project, the spatial conditions, and material depiction. Explore using both analogue modeling and digital drawing to describe the experiential quality of your library. Utilize the writing exercise from 'McReynolds's Crit Points' to distill the essential diagram of your work, and consider questions such as, what is at risk?, who does this project serve?, why do we want to go there?.


Aim for performative physical models, meaning models that describe a base, structure, enclosure, and quality of light. Have a site from which the structure connects, model the framing elements, and types of enclosure. Never use clear acrylic for the sake of adding acrylic. If the glass is intended to be clear, leave the material out - but if you introducing translucency then make the acrylic perform.


Create two perspective drawings, one interior and one exterior. Work with a combination of line work, selective 'white' space, and photo collaging. Chose essential spaces to describe, keep the tones to a minimum, and articulate key components of the perspective (such as material features, site elements, scale). Recall Peter Cook's quote, "The strategy is one of seduction: to establish a certain credibility that we are dealing with architecture and to then open up a Pandora’s box of goodies." Refer to Alan Escareno's White Sands Black Box perspectives from last year and RIBA 2009 award winner Nicholas Szczepaniak's A Defensive Architecture


Wednesday (11/15)
(12) 4"x11" portrait, model photos
(1) 12"x24" landscape, exterior perspective
(1) 12"x24" landscape, interior perspective




Kanagawa Institute of Technology

The video that wouldn't play on the building of shifting columns, view it here with better connection for a tour of the KAIT (by Junya Ishigami + Associates) interior populated with people and furnishings.


KAIT video by Vincent Hecht



Reading Reflections

Stan Allen, From Object to Field // David, Jenny, Celia, Matthew

Pier Vittorio Aureli, Nonfigurative History // Collin, Peter, Jorge, Garrett

Rosalind Krauss, Grids // Andrew, Rebekah, Darbie, Tierra

Jack Williamson, History of the Grid // Daniel, Alex, Cecilia, Quince


This Wednesday (10/04) we will discuss the listed readings above. Each team is responsible for introducing the reader and lead a discussion to the rest of class on the major points and ideas conveyed in the writing. Each individual is responsible for submitting at minimum a one page document of notes structured on the note taking tips posted below. Additionally, be prepared to take discussion notes on the other readers.


--Victoria McReynolds 18:29, 2 October 2017 (CDT)



Denver Studio Documentation

Urban Condition Physical: Site, topography, context massing (figure ground)

David Benitez, Rebekah King, Jorge Reyna, Darbie Roach


Urban Condition Social: building/land program, transportation, temporal events/activities

Collin Burns, Jenny Garver, Quince Workman, Tierra Wilson


Climatic: wind, temperature, sun path diagram, rain fall

Celia Padilla, Cecilia Rodriguez, Matthew St. Jacques, Peter Johnson


Infrastructure + Boundaries: drainage, power, sewer, property lines, physical, implied/explicit

Andrew Dallenbach, Daniel Games, Alexander Mckenzie, Garrett Wiese


--Victoria McReynolds 12:40, 18 September 2017 (CDT)



Reading Reflections

Molly Wright Steenson, Processing the Library // Celia, Cecilia

Rafael Moneo, On Typology // Peter, Jorge, Daniel, Quince

Rem Koolhaas, What Ever Urbanism // David, Rebekah

Stan Allen, Mat Urbanism // Collin, Jenny, Matthew, Garrett

James Corner, Terra Fluxus // Andrew, Alex, Darbie, Tierra

This Wednesday (9/13) we will discuss the listed readings above. Each team is responsible for introducing the reader and lead a discussion to the rest of class on the major points and ideas conveyed in the writing. Each individual is responsible for submitting at minimum a one page document of notes structured on the note taking tips introduced in studio today and outlined below.

Reading Note Tips

What is the Medium / Context - Journal, book, exhibition catalog, research
Title + Subtitles - Structure of themes, framing of ideas
Overarching Ideas - describe larger themes, ideas, and points
Specific Quotes - select quotes to provide supporting evidence, include page number


For more information on reading critically refer to these following links, The Art of Close Reading and Harvard's Interrogating Texts


--Victoria McReynolds 17:47, 11 September 2017 (CDT)



Typology + Things

As discussed today, search out and identify the formal and spatial characteristics that define your precedent building. Dig deep into the building composition details during this second week and let the specific information you discover bring specificity into your diagrams. Continue to refine all diagrams based upon your team position, relevant details, graphic clarity, and format. Craft and articulation must also be evident in your physical models.


Cold Storage Content - MetaLAB(at)Harvard
David Adjaye - Evolving Typologies in Architecture
Seattle Public Library - A Day in the Life of a Book


--Victoria McReynolds 18:03, 6 September 2017 (CDT)



Studio Precedent Teams

Team Ito // Sendai Mediateque, Toyo Ito, Japan

Celia Padilla, Cecilia Rodriguez, Matthew St. Jacques, Peter Johnson


Team Igualada // Iqualada, Enric Miralles, Spain

Andrew Dallenbach, Daniel Games, Alexander Mckenzie, Garrett Wiese


Team Brabant // Brabant Library, MVRDV, Netherlands

Collin Burns, Jenny Garver, Quince Workman, Tierra Wilson


Team Giant Library // Bibliothéque de France, OMA, France

David Benitez, Rebekah King, Jorge Reyna, Darbie Roach


--Victoria McReynolds 11:02, 30 August 2017 (CDT)


Studio Colors (RGB)

blue 01 - 209, 227, 235
blue 02 - 199, 199, 207
blue 03 - 130, 146, 167
red 01 - 185, 50, 43
red 02 - 252, 206, 173
brown 01 - 196, 175, 145
grey 01 - 215, 205, 197
grey 02 - 123, 114, 110
black 01 - 24, 23, 23


--Victoria McReynolds 10:31, 30 August 2017 (CDT)