Urban Cuteness

In the summer of 2012 I participated in LAUNCH, an architecture immersion program at the Rice School of Architecture. The program was about six weeks long in total and took the studio (of 4 students and 3 instructors) through the architectural design process, starting with concept modeling and precedent studies, and finishing with scale models and exploded axonometric drawings. My project pursued the idea of formal empathy and what it might mean to give architecture a “personality” a la Hejduk.

Project in plan view, showing project footprint and possible entry areas

Exploded axonometric drawing, emphasizing the disparate form and “personality” of each element of the project

Final project model with scale figures