Monday, October 4, 2010


concept model:
abstract fragment of the city / extension of park

compressed relationship between city and landscape

madrid rooftops:
view over pl. santa anna looking east

spatial view study:
dense landscape flowing beneath built fragment
... now to work on those structural spans

Sunday, October 3, 2010


a. concept_ infra-excavation / excavate existing underground highway / exposure negative space / floating the negative space onto excavating site
b. review_ think urban archaeologist way / think dramatic underground space / find relationship between cloud and excavated space /forget about man-made grid system
contrasting atmosphere / powerful urban energy / austere and solid space/ delicious food / nice people / profounding culture / wonderful accomodation / and wonderful professor

study possibilities of roof and underground spatial plan / study structure system / study program distribution / Architecture is relates on atmosphere such as SKY, sun, EARTH, and so on / and try to integrate into space by myself

there is no beauty that does not have about it a little strangeness:::

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Progress Post

-unsuccessful siting
-scale of segments inconsistent with precast capabilities

-very impressed by the play of light, repetition, and scale of space
-simple and powerful

-considering different methods to design a spine-like-beam to support precast panels
-spine will connect the entire building (cantilever, long hall, tower)
-we'll see how it goes...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Welcome to the GSD 1309 Studio Blog

This will be a place where we can post updates, progress, inquiries and responses related to our work in studio. Everyone should have the ability to author and edit posts. Enjoy!