Need I say this year has begun with a bang. For those of us that came from OSU undergrad, school shouldn’t be starting for another week and a half (the semester switch moved the start date from late September to August last year). But, more importantly is the 2 ½ week project we just completed. Our typical studio will have one project a semester, interspersed with a workshop or two. Our studio this semester taught by Doug Graf (who will be in our lecture series http://knowlton.osu.edu/news-and-events/lectures) is tackling 3 projects of increasing length. It should lend itself to a fun change of pace.
The prompt for this first project was to design a guest house adjacent one of 5 famous homes: Smith house by Richard Meyer, Lovell Beach House by Rudolf Schindler, Venturi House by Robert Venturi, Villa Wagner II by Otto Wagner, Villa Besnus “Vaucresson” by Le Corbusier. The program was straightforward; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a kitchenette and dining space, a living room with a fire place. Seems simple right? Unfortunately, or fortunately, no. Building next to and integrating with such famous and successful projects makes responding to them while trying not to hamper what they so successfully do an interesting challenge. Needless to say we went through a lot of trace paper. Here are some pictures below of various project, credit to my classmates. Enjoy.
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