Carolina Murcia

Carolina Murcia

Los Angeles, CA, US


Awkward Adjacencies

The goal of this architectural project was to produce magical architectural effects. The design problem of combining two extremely (even perversely) opposed programs - a high-end brothel and a 24-hour daycare and early learning center - provided unusual relations from which these effects could emerge. Social and potential spatial relationships were studied with a focus on the circulation of sex workers and teachers. This led to the design of the stage that architecture inevitably deals within a 64’ cubic volume. Another premise of this studio was to explore these sets of relational problems by independently designing plans and sections rather than taking cuts from a 3-d model. Thus a primary reference was Adolf Loos’ Raumplan theory, including Josephine Baker’s House and the Müller House.

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Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Jeff Kipnis, John Bohn