Architecture, In the Round, Second Year Undergraduate Studio
This studio will use curvature to introduce students to the architectural discourse of geometry as a means of engaging form, interiority, and the city. Issues of circulation, building mass, frame, enclosure, and ground will be studied through the development of architectural proposals that use the description of curvature as the primary means of formal development. The studio will begin with a study of two- and three-dimensional methods of curve description and quickly shift into the development of architectural objects with interior conditions. Throughout the course of semester students will be asked to relate drawing technique and form to a specific agenda framed within the limited context of the studio. Specifically, students will be asked to develop an argument around curvature and its engagement with form, interiority, and the city.