Finally the tyranny of the ironic t-shirt is in decline. We are starting to see less and less bad jokes and absurd images worn on the street. Irony is slowly returning to its natural state; deadpan and subtle. Can we imagine architecture doing the same?
PART I - FORM PROJECT To begin the semester we will study a set of architectural references purely as form, devoid of site, material and function. In groups we will model and draw a selection of sites that are defined by the city. Using the formal lessons we learn from our references we will individually develop a volumetric proposition. The intention at this stage is to synthesise the formal discoveries of the reference with the peculiarities of the site.
PART II - FACADE PROJECT At this stage we will return to our references, analysing them now as surfaces. We will use elevation relief models to examine formal themes like order and anomaly, shallow depth, gestalt figures, window : fenestration ratio. With an understanding of facade grammar we will then refine our volumetric propositions into articulated buildings. Working again in large models we will survey our results to produce plan, section and elevation drawings.
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