FLIPPING, BUBBLES, AND MONSTERS

Woodbury University. Summer 2010.
Studio 3/5, 2nd/4rd Year Undergraduate Studio:
Homes in foreclosure are redesigned based on the intersection of three streams of research: a study of the student's relationship to the
architecture of their childhood home, a transformation of intuitive collages from 2D to 3D, and a field trip through "Multiple Scales of Abandoned Domesticity".

 

Dutch Still Life Painting and Urban Cognition

Dutch still lives: vivid and visceral and mundane. The same overwhelming sweetness in the painting of a half eaten pie is in the saccharine curvaceousness of a concert hall. Meticulously painted heaps of rotting fish are like festering, unoccupied mc mansions. We project our psychology onto the objects of our experience. A vivid reading of a still life can be compared to our cognitive experience of architecture.

 

PROSTHETIC ARCHITECTURE

Southern California Institute of Architecture. Spring 2010.
Applied Studies Seminar, Graduate and Undergraduate:
Human Prosthetics are post-rationalized by developing rule-based relational geometry assemblies in Digital Project. In the second half the students engage in the concept of Architectural Prosthetic, Just as the prosthetic interfaces with the body through neura, vascular, or structural systems, we engage an existing architectural condition through a study of the site's specific underlying systems.

 

   

DIGITAL AND PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION

Woodbury University. Fall 2009. 2nd Year Undergraduate Seminar.
Beginning with a study of photographic light and space, the workflow from digital modeling, rendering, and post production is covered with an emphasis on the history of representation. Precedents are studied, and modeled, with emphasis on the representation maintaining the concept of the design. Finally the concept of their precedent is transferred to a new site and re-expressed in their final project.

 

   

FORM-GENICS

Taubman Architecture, University of Michigan. Spring 2011.
4th Year Undergraduate Workshop.
From abstract formal relationships, intuitive processes of combination, and gestural interpretations new sets of logic can emerge. The charge of this exercise is to allow for radical innovation through crossbreeding seemingly incongruous information. This work is meant to challenge and provoke architectural possibilities by challenging the resilience of form.

 

   

ART IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE

Woodbury University, Spring 2010. 3rd Year Undergraduate Studio.
This course examines the role of art and art production as it engages the public realm. Special emphasis is placed on the role of programming as a means of social critique. As new social institutions emerge, so do new physical environments to house them. The aim of Studio 6 Community/Typology is to research this link and by thoroughly analyzing the social, develop the environment in a way that critiques and feeds back into its context.