For Architectural Analysis, a studio course at RISD I took my sophomore spring, I spent the semester analyzing the Yale Center for British Arts (YCBA). This course focused on understanding canonical buildings through the direction and manipulation of architectural systems. With the YCBA, I was primarily interested in the museum's salon-style curation of art and how it relates to the building's spacial moments, as well as the modular nature of the building's concrete skeleton. The drawings I produced for the class allowed me to explore various styles of drawing and rendering - some more successful than others.
Illusion of salon-style "exhibition" by projection
Illusion of salon-style "exhibition" by projection
YCBA as a modular lego structure
YCBA as a modular lego structure
Spatial moments organized like a salon exhibition
Spatial moments organized like a salon exhibition
Sunlight and structure study #1
Sunlight and structure study #1
Sunlight and structure study #2
Sunlight and structure study #2
After the midterm, we were tasked with hybridizing our assigned building with another from the selected cannon, and exploring the combination through a generated thesis. My partner and I chose the question: "What if the YCBA and the Met Breuer swapped personalities?". The following four collages attempt to answer this question.
Hybridized curation
Hybridized curation
Union of spaces
Union of spaces
Union of facade and organization
Union of facade and organization
Hybridized street view
Hybridized street view
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