It's a Snow Day today! Which means my mid-term review is postponed, which means I chose to sleep last night instead of finishing my work, which means I'm even farther behind than I was before! awesome.
My B-1 studio review was on our progress with our building analysis. I was assigned the Shodan House by Corbusier, tasked with analyzing its elements and relationships and deploying them in a new inhabitable space/structure. My analysis involved looking at how 1) structural system enhances vertical perceptions, 2) facade and edge conditions dictate sun and wind effects, 3) structural system's relationship to circulation and program. The first stages were really basic--diagraming isolated elements. Then diagraming elements that are in relationship to each other. We spent a good 5 weeks doing this--which honestly could have been done in less than half the time.
Onto to deployment. I first started by creating a new structural system, similar but different. Instead of using Corbu's pilotis and slab, I inverted the system and used cantilevers from which tension cables which dropped to the floor suspended floor plates. Regardless of whether or not the idea was good or bad, or feasible in reality, i was told it deviated too far from the original structure of the house and that I was "transforming" instead of "deploying"--even though we were told to leave behind the house and venture into creating something new that still maintained the core thesis of our analysis.
I revised it. Preliminary renderings shown below. I still have to build the model. It's basically the shodan house on steroids. Not very different, but I guess that's what happens when you "deploy" and not "transform". Sorry...I'm a little bitter b/c I know that in the next couple weeks they're going to ask us to transform our analysis and I'm going to say, But I did! A little frustrating. Maybe I'm missing the point??
In anycase, here's what I have so far. Happy Snow Day!