Fourth Year Studio. Knowlton School of Architecture. Autumn 2007
Critic: Gabriel Esquivel
The central aim of the studio was to continue the development of the student’s design sensibility and expertise. Specifically, studio participants manipulated a high-density program on an urban site and perhaps the program could engage interesting organizational and atmospheric proposition. The site is a new area of urban development in Columbus, Ohio. The idea was to look at cars in terms of cultural icons and performative industrial design objects. The students had to develop a certain sensibility using the car, its lines, nuances and seriality into the project. The final project had to evoke certain aspects about the car without being metaphorical or iconographic. The results were diverse and discussed different aesthetic propositions.