Rectilinear Forms and Overlapping Spaces
All above images are photos of original sketch model. The model served as a median to illustrate abstract ideas into a more physical and conceptual way. The model played with rectilinear forms and also overlapping of spaces to convey more of a con notated meaning to illustrate the underlying meaning of the School of Architecture’s student studios in which all studios co-exist in an open space (The Barn). In the interior of the Barn, third and fourth year are on the second level overlooking the second year studio in which conveys a sense of hierarchy. We took the idea of the overlapping of spaces in THE BARN and applied it to the shape of the “Connector”. That explains the facade of the new extension being made up of solely rectilinear forms that appear to side in and out and sway side to side in which gives the building a sense of unbalance. The downfall of this effect is that the facade of the extension seemed to be too straight forward and lacked mystery. In search of complexity and mystery we utilized forms that were already present in both Howell and Giles in which the primary shapes were squares and long rectilinear shapes.