SPRING 2016 - FIRST YEAR STUDIO
"The final design prompt in Architecture 1030, Foundation Studio I invites first year design students to create, fabricate, and install a provisional personal living pod." This project challenges students to consider the fundamental notion of human habitation while they negotiate the peaceful occupation of the public realm. It is a team project undertaken in groups of three, prompting students to build their pod solely out of recycled materials which must consequently be re-recycled. The project was designed as a parasite to a structure found in front of the U.V.a. architecture school. It created a mirroring condition to the already existing structure and provided a seating area which could be rearranged through a system of hanging ropes to a sheltered sleeping area.