Stuart Thomson 1003258912 Fiona Lim Tung
Exercise 1: Line
The word I used as a starting point for this exercise was â€˜gradientâ€™. I wanted to create an array of spaces which changed gradually in both their program and spatial qualities. Shorter, thicker walls create smaller, more private spaces on the outer edges of the site. Moving inwards, the walls rise up but diminish in width, allowing for more open, public spaces. A controlled set of ďŹ ve wall types, each with their own rules for placement and intersection with other walls, creates the gradient of space seen within the site.
Roof + Section Plans
Exercise 2: Plane
Looking at accessibility and ascension, I imagined a place that someone would aspire to, even though getting there became increasingly diﬃcult as they approached it. For this project I was inspired by the eighth city in Superstudio’s Twelve Cautionary Tales for Christmas, and decided to look at the word ‘gradient’ in a more distant and abstract manner. Although the entirety of my pavilion is technically accessible, certain parts require a contortion or improbable action to access. Despite this, the desire to achieve propels one towards the top, and everything that it entails.
Exercise 3: Volume
My intent for this project was to create a series of study spaces that oﬀer a wide variety of spatial qualities for the diﬀerent preferences of diﬀerent students. Starting with a simple box grid, units are subtracted in order to open up the spaces to light and the surrounding context of the site. A facade consisting of rotated ‘slats’ varies the amount of light entering the rooms from top to bottom. Sizes of rooms diﬀer in order to accomodate group or individual study, and circulation and wall thickness control the volume and acoustic qualities of the spaces. This gradient of spaces allows students to work in their ideal conditions and hopefully succeed in school.
Compilation of work from design studio II.