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This studio will focus on researching and developing a repertoire of specific design techniques. Technique talks about ways of making, and emphasises the capabilities and constraints of particular tools and materials. This studio argues that architectural relationships between form, structure, program, site and a user’s experience and understanding of a building are fundamentally established by design techniques. In IMPLICIT we will start with techniques, and from them derive architectural value and understanding.

A particular focus of this studio is the impact and use of techniques developed for biomedical imaging and their applicability to architectural design and communication.These techniques will explore the new formal, aesthetic and construction possibilities that emerge from intersecting architecture with contemporary n-dimensional medical imagery technologies and compositing techniques that operate across the spectrum of spatial, programmatic, structural, material and ornamental strategies. We will challenge conventional architectural representations, such as the orthographic section for the design of thresholds and spatial continuities.

The studio is structured around two phases:

Phase 01 (weeks 1-6)
Phase one consists of a series of short design exercises that evolve around a series of specific design techniques.

Phase 02 (weeks 7-14)
Building on the skills and knowledge developed in Phase 01, within Phase 02 you will apply these to a specific design brief that you will work on for the remainder of the semester.

Throughout the semester there will be an emphasis on experimentation, design through making and the production of rich and beautiful drawings and models,incorporating the use of rapid prototyping equipment.

Weekly sessions will range from hands-on tuition in digital and other techniques, intensive workshops, critical discussions, design reviews and invited lectures. This studio suits students who like experiments, challenges,like to make things and are not afraid in the use of software.

Studio Leaders:
TIM SCHORK & GWYLLIM JAHN

Day: MONDAYS & THURSDAYS
Time: 2 - 5pm

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Anna Black, Natalie Studdert and Sheli Kuperman, Plans
2012

Plans including contours

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Anna Black, Natalie Studdert and Sheli Kuperman, Front Elevation
2012

Elevation showing porous façade based on a diffusion reaction

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Anna Black, Natalie Studdert and Sheli Kuperman, Cinema
2012

Cinema including organic seating

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Anna Black, Natalie Studdert and Sheli Kuperman, Exterior Façade Render
2012

Exterior Façade at night

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Anna Black, Natalie Studdert and Sheli Kuperman, Skylight
2012

Render showing the diffusion-reaction-based skylight and circulation paths

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Anna Black, Natalie Studdert and Sheli Kuperman, Atrium
2012

Render showing the entrance/atrium space

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Anna Black, Natalie Studdert and Sheli Kuperman, Long Section
2012

Section showing circulation paths

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Matt Myers and Sara Sidari, Ground Floor Plan
2012

The planning strategy for the project was to retrofit an existing warehouse that was located on the site and incorporate an institution above. The apartments were then established to sit within the existing grid structure conveyed by the roof. The apartments then consisted of a central doubled heighted void with program on either side. In response to this, the central area between the apartments became the beginning of the journey up into the Alan Turing Institution above.

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Matt Myers and Sara Sidari, Section AA
2012

This section shows the contrasting nature between the streets of Fitzroy, the proposed apartments and the new Alan Turing Institution, which appears to hover over the apartments air space.

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Matt Myers and Sara Sidari, Institution Render
2012

This render encapsulates the atmosphere inside the Alan Turing Institution. The intentions of the institution were to inform and educate visitors about the latest technologies associated with design.

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Matt Myers and Sara Sidari, Ground Render
2012

Located at level ground, this render shows the main staircase up into the institution. The main intention of this render was to show the contrast in materials that were associated with the project. The internal “foyer” area uses plain concrete and wood, working with the brick and lace metal of the existing area. However, the institution sets out to break this with its contrasting white ceramic tile, cladding almost all of the form.

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Matt Myers and Sara Sidari, Model Photo 01
2012

Scale 1:2. Paper / Cardboard.

The tiling pattern of the Institution. Inspired by the lace metal work of the area, this tiling pattern was a contemporary reflection of this.

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Matt Myers and Sara Sidari, Model Photo 02
2012

Scale 1:200. Paper / Cardboard / Perspex / 3d Print, on light box.

The project scale and proportion within the surrounding context. While wanting to create the effect of the floating beckon above the apartment block, we felt it was important however not to break the existing height boundary of the area.

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