Andrew Scott Johnson : fall 2010
nts de WE NEED WORK SPACE!
WE NEED SOCIAL SPACE!
ASU Art School Courtyard Arizona State University, Graduate Design Studio Problem: To renovate the plaza outside of the art studio building at ASU and to be sensitive to Arizona light. (2 weeks) In interviewing art students at the start of this fast paced project, not only did the program reveal itself but it became clear that the building did not have a presence on the campus. The solution aimed at providing these needs; an exterior ramp that doubled as an exhibition space and a social gathering space reached out to the campus major path to give the art building a face. A canopy above the ramp was built up by egg crate grates with varying thicknesses to let light in at different intensities per the program below.
WE NEED STORAGE!
WE NEED VISIBILTY!
lobby storage (60 sf ea)
-6’ 10 student gallery (2650 sf)
studio (890 sf)
-5’ 1 -6’ 10
-2’ +4’ 5 +11”
-1’ 2 +0
major campus thruway ground level plan
X-SQUARE LARGE INSTALLATION
grated canopy depths
Visitor’s Center Arizona State University, Graduate Design Studio Problem: To design a visitor’s center for the Casa Malpais Pueblo ruin in Springerville, Arizona. (10 weeks) The strategy behind this visitor’s center was to reflect the most significant site attributes - the mystery behind a fragile siting of ancient pueblos over fissures and the economical need to integrate the surrounding community - through the building’s organization and form. Dramatically cantilevered bars capture the spirit of this mystery and fragility while also organizing the program: there is a tour-related bar and a community bar that that physically interact to create dynamic interior vistas and frame beautiful exterior view.
ground level plan - entry/gift shop
OCT 1, 2:00P: 46°
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OPEN COLLABORATIVE SPACE
third level plan - community bar
path e ntry
second level plan - visitor’s bar