825051 EP/6 Design Studio M1

summer semester 2013 | Last update: 11.05.2013 Place course on memo list
825051
Design Studio M1
EP 6
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English
If the Case Study Houses engaged modernism as their vocabulary and investigated materiality as a new currency. And Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne explored a new vocabulary for that same material currency. Peter Eisenman and Greg Lynn explored a methodological trajectory for the autonomy of form. Then our task is to research the contemporary elements that will help us in designing the elements of the new cultural currency. Studio Notes. - We expect a full a development of the house, drawing, models, animations and details. - The studio will include a trip Los Angeles, Site visit, consulting with Imaginary Forces , architecture firms and Design & Fabrications Labs. - Knowledge in Maya Software is preferred but not required the studio will include software Tutorials.
Once upon a House: The program for this studio will be a House, one that will be located in Los Angeles, a city that has a rich history of innovative and unconventional house ‘types’. From 1945 to 1966 Art and Architecture Magazine sponsored a series of experiments with American residential architecture under the title of Case Study Houses, this endeavor included architects such as Craig Ellwood, Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Pierre Koenig, just to name a few. Los Angeles was the backdrop of most of the houses, 1945 was a moment of change for cities such as Los Angeles, an unprecedented building boom would follow the housing shortages of the depression and the war years, the Case Study program would look at the new building industry, in search for a new paradigm in construction. This combination between material experimentation and typological innovation gave rise to a unique lineage of Houses in Los Angeles.
A House in three acts: Act one: The first stage will be to design a unique cell that will be the geometrical DNA of the project. The studio proposes to re-examine the possibilities of form generation as an autonomous entity. In the context of these conditions, the studio will focus in the generation and production of mutant micro-behaviors that can accumulate to create species from systems micro orders. Act two: The studio will explore the predominant effect of this 'isomorphism' being the aggregation of diverse forms of design intelligence into an almost universal condition of image production. Perhaps some might see this as a triumph of superficiality over depth, but it's certainly also an intensification of the conjectural and fictive logics of design. We see this as a real and complex demand that global network culture makes on producers of architectural content. Act three: The final stage will engage site conditions. At this stage students would have already visited Los Angeles, and the combination of the collection of images from the case studies and site details will inform the final transformation of their design. Living in an era of images and effects, we easily confuse fiction with reality (or fiction is reality?). The contemporary explosion of imagery cannot be more exposed than in the artificiality of the Los Angeles land, cinematography, car culture, pollution, plastic surgery, etc. Los Angeles is the quintessential image city (not postcard city, just image) and as such it epitomizes the elements for contemporary culture. As a romanticized image of the landscapes of fiction, the studio will investigate the mutating core of the ‘idea’ of a house.
Schedule Week 1 Research on Topologies of Case studies / Software tutorials Week 2 Cinematic Aesthetics / Development of Cell systems Week 3 Development of Cell systems Week 4 Design Week 5 Design Week 6 Design Week 7 Mid term review Week 8 Design Week 9 Design Week 10 Design Week 11 Final Production Begins Week 12 Design Week 13 Design Week 14 Final review
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Date Time Location
Thu 2013-03-14
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Fri 2013-03-15
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-03-21
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Fri 2013-03-22
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Mon 2013-04-08
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Tue 2013-04-09
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-04-18
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Fri 2013-04-19
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-04-25
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-05-02
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Fri 2013-05-03
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Wed 2013-05-15
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-05-16
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-05-23
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-06-06
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Fri 2013-06-07
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-06-13
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Thu 2013-06-20
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Fri 2013-06-21
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free
Wed 2013-06-26
09.00 - 18.00 SR Container C120 Städtebau SR Container C120 Städtebau Barrier-free