G1 Studio: Take Five

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A look into the spring semester studio projects for graduate year 1.

This semester the G1 studio has been exploring concepts in architecture by rigorously testing the field’s most basic techniques of representation and production. Through a steady stream of projects building upon one another the studio aims to develop conceptual consistency across various materials and scales.

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The semester is broken up into 5 “mystery” assignments in which we place complete trust in the direction of the studio for the development of our projects. Conceptual exploration began on a smaller scale with flexible material choices and has eventually grown into larger scale models with a recent injection of program: library. Here we present a collection of our work thus far, a mash-up of the majority of our models from assignments 1-3.

Collective Assignments 1-3

PVC Models

PVC Models

Wireframe structural model

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The studio brief specifies the need for extreme rigor and trust that, in the end, it will all work out. Extreme rigor, as it turns out, actually means extreme amounts of caffeine for all the sleepless nights we’ve spent together bonding over glue fumes and solder burns (+1 for battle scars!). All in all, though, it’s been a great semester thus far and we do trust that, in the end, it will all work out. Or we might just have to go all-out Godzilla on these models soon…


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