Advanced Design Studio – Graduate Level – Spring 2009
Instructor: Bennet Neiman
This project was done for a design competition. The requirements were to design a school using steel as the primary material. The design process began with fast-thinking physical modeling, then 2D diagramming of those physical models. The 2D diagrams were then translated into digital 3D reliefs, where an architectural language was created for the design of the final structure.
Program and life-cycle were also important aspects to the design. A specific program was fit into the structural language created from the diagrams. Life cycle was addressed throughout the course of a typical week for the school. The program adapts to different times of the day/week for different uses, creating a school and community center.