a: Project strategies for urban infrastructure repair and intervention, phasing, and design of initial catalytic projects. Prerequisite: ARCH 541bL.
Course Description: The studio will be focused on building topographic form based on fractal geometries that promote environmental, programmatic, and aesthetic performances. The contingencies of doing this within an urban built environment will be explored. After studying the Owen’s Valley (which is essentially a large portion of LA’s effective watershed) at large and small scales for the first half of the semester a site in Los Angeles will be become the focus for a final design.
The studio will be split into two geographic and conceptual parts, emphasizing the multi-scalar nature of landscapes in both form and function: