Monthly Archives: January 2014

URBAN PROGRAM

ARCH 352-452
Carefully consider the following approaches as you construct your seven (7) new model iterations @ 1/32″=1′-0″ for Friday. We will discuss the criteria outlined below in studio on Friday.
When confronted with an urbanistic program, an architect may either:
a. Design a masterly construction, an inspired architectural gesture (a composition)
b. Take what exists, fill in the gaps, complete the text, scribble in the margins (a complement)
c. Deconstruct what exists by critically analyzing the historical layers that preceded it, even adding other layers derived from elsewhere-from other cities, other parks  (a palimpsest)
d. Search for an intermediary-an abstract system to mediate between the site (as well as all given constraints) and some other concept, beyond city or program (a mediation)

ROADTRIP UPDATE

THE SITE VISIT TO ABERDEEN WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED.  

Good morning everyone.  We have checked both the weather and road reports and conditions look fair for this late morning/afternoon.

We are expecting temperatures of 20 degrees so be sure to dress warm.  Light snow is expected at 5pm, though chances are only 30 percent.  There may be some slippery conditions; please be mindful of these conditions and drive safe.

If you should have any troubles, call Diane at 605.688.4841.  She will put you in touch with one of us.