First Year Architectural Design Studio

This was a two weeks long exercise in exploring the spatial and narrative qualities of drawings as immersive experiences.

The students walked their neighborhoods and identified spaces that they encountered around their own homes.These were spaces, that held distinctive atmospheres and intensities.


They then explored and expressed their experiences of these spaces as large drawings within their homes. The drawing had to occupy a space of 8ft X8ft X8ft to ensure that the scale would entail an encounter or mixing of the “real” space and the space of the drawing. They developed the drawings with paper folds and extensions to allow for multiple layers and textures to be built.