The design process evolves through formal, programmatic, and functional iteration studies. The process of drawing, modeling, and collage engages and reveals the complexity of the project.
Context and Culture
Architecture is defined by the values and affinities of a culture. By understanding the diversity of an organization, a people, or a place, architecture can better respond to the design problem. The tools to understand such problems are often outside the boundaries of standard drawing convention. The use of film in this documentary revealed a deeper understanding of 6 Indian villagers and their perceptions and critiques of modernity. Although the initial premise was to document the modernization of a culture, the villager's responses focused on education as the catalyst for growth, not technology. Click below to view.
The existing transit network in San Francisco was analyzed to understand the different modes of transport and their densities. By generating a map that overlaid transit volumes with their spatial distribution, it became clear that an enhanced bike infrastructure was required. This led to a specific research project studying the requirements of bicycles, their parking needs, and support functions for the bike network: VELOcity.
Material and Light Studies