This was an exploration in subtraction from an assigned volume. The building “site” was one half of a Japanese wood-working joint. The goal was to create 4 rooms with circulation between them. Each of the rooms had a certain viewing constraint: ground view, sky view, horizon view, and natural light with no view (diffuse light room). Because of the vertical nature of my site, I created a tall atrium-like room as the diffuse room, shaped by the leftover space from the circulation. The rest of the rooms are distinctly round in order to create a contrast between the simple and angular circulation that wraps around the diffuse room.

Fall ’15

Photographs by Andy Ryan & Maria Roldan

Software: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign