Studio: Space, Illusion, Ornament

Studio: Space, Illusion, OrnamentGiven by: Adriaan GeuzeAssistant: Max Rohm Open to:Students landscape architecture, urban design and architectureThe schedule for this course is variable. Please select this studio carefully. IntroductionArchitecture history represents icon buildings, famous for their incorporated patios and voids, their coherent detailing and their sculptural and ornamental expression. Their internal spatial sequence and their specific view to the context make some of these buildings exemplary for a developed and rich dialogue these buildings have to the world. The aim of the project will be the research and understanding of this dialogue; the structure of enclosed spaces, daylight penetration and shadow, the voids, their connection to the city or the landscape. Students are expected to make an architectural design with a proposal for a contemplative and natural void and a detailed highly decorative frame to the outside. The studio explores the classic architectural adaptivity to 1. Rationality, logic engineering, concept2. Contemplative, sensory, illusion, dream3. Decorative, artistic, human eye, colors, textureThese tree talents are fundamental to a good outcome of the studio.The StudioThe subject of the studio will be the design for an exhibition building (2000 m2) on the Charles River, its void and a highly ornamental fence. The building is expected to be an efficient and neutral exhibition space for sculptures in natural daylight exposition. The enclosed voids (patio\’s, a garden or courtyard) have a contemplative meaning and will reflect on the world. Physically these voids have to be designed with water, grass, trees, shadow, colors, and textures. A magnificent view through a well-designed fence, framing the outside world will be designed as well. The design process starts after a collective research of architectural space, the void and its textures, and the decorative detailing; in the following architectural icons.- Alhambra, Grenada- Guggenheim, New York (Frank Lloyd Wright)- Salk Institute, San Diego (Louis Kahn)- German Pavilion, Barcelona (Mies v.d. Rohe)- Wall house, Tokyo (Tadao Ando)- KunstHal, Rotterdam (OMA)PhasingPhase 1. ResearchPhase 2. Design of the Exhibition building and the void Phase 3. Design of the ornamental frameRequirement and PlanningSeptember 11th – ThursdayStudio PresentationSeptember 12th – Friday Registration students and studio introductionSeptember 15th – MondayResearch of 6 icons- students form research groups (2 – 3 team up)- each team documents an icon building, makes a model of the Void, collects images of the detailing and ornamentsSeptember 25th – ThursdayPresentation of the researchPin up and exhibition of the models in the central HallSeptember 26th – Friday Start design exhibition building- Group debate about site: * Aquarium Pier – Wharf District- Subject: * 2000m2 exhibition building,* natural daylight illumination,* exhibition spaces, office, * entrance, auditorium with toilets, wardroom etc* void (garden or courtyard)* design in plans and elevations* section, cart board model.September 26th – Friday / September 27th – SaturdayIndividual desk crits October 6th – MondayPresentation of preliminary design for exhibition building (pin-up)October 7th – Tuesday Elaboration on the design, desk critsOctober 8th – WednesdayDesk critsOctober 20th – MondayDesk critsOctober 21st – TuesdayMid Term Review – Presentation of design building and voidNovember 3r