This week at Taubman College marked the 2nd iteration of a new pilot program at the school, Masterclass or Expert in the studio. I am sure all of my dedicated and loyal readers will remember my post from our Alexander d'Hooghe charrette last semester, but for those you didn't read it (hard to believe I know) this began last semester with the idea of bringing in an "expert" in specific areas we are tackling in studio and holding a week-long, super intense charrette where nothing else in the world matters.
Free tickets to the super bowl, "sorry bro, gotta charrette."
Spontaneous call from Frank Gehry asking if I could fly to LA for an interview, "can't dude, charretting."
Anyways, for this semesters version of Masterclass Dan Wood of workAC was brought in to help each studio design a new masterplan for Seoul, South Korea as part of the Vertical Cities competition the school is participating in.
But here's the rub, the whole masterplan has to be completed in 4 days.
I will be doing another post shortly with a more in depth look at the masterclass charrette and our final masterplan ideas, but for now here are some images of our work in progress.
Final presentation...30 mins.
I am a graduate student and an entrepreneur at the University of Michigan Taubman College where my studies are focused on leveraging design ideas across multiple scales and platforms. Meeting at the intersection between design, tectonics and fabrication, I am continually exploring how a design idea can navigate complex material and production systems and evolve into fully realized architectural artifacts.