Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Urban Inn.

Fourth Year Studio. Department of Design. The Ohio State University.
Student: Clint Zehner
Critic: Gabriel Esquivel
The project was a transformation and a redirection of the prototype with normative tectonics of a motel or city economic hotel that can be applied as a brand that could operate in any global context, as long as there is a specific infrastructure to support it. It could be viewed as an envelope/surface to be inserted within existing infrastructure. The project started by studying certain typologies starting from the French Hotel all the way to any contemporary motel like a Howard Johnson’s, Red Roof Inn, or Holiday Inn. The change of references between the typological representation; to a new hyper-indexical topology with two performing systems one structural derived by a scripting operation and a soft one derived by analog atmospheric effect studies.