ARCH 4101/4102/5101/7112

a gridded wall with a desk and circular reflective tool on it

The Deckhouse, John Young, London 1980-90.

  • Instructor: Luben Dimcheff
  • Time: M, W, F 12:20-4:25 p.m.
  • Location: TBA
  • Credits: 6

The studio will investigate the evolving notions of domesticity and will propose a critical and creative redefinition of Home, and, more specifically, of the house as a formative building archetype.

Conceptual constructs of the reimagined new domestic will be developed initially as purely siteless propositions, focused on the rituals of habitation; then to be understood not only as personal reflections on self-identity but also as much broader statements probing the relationship between home and society, culture, and politics. These projective models will be submitted in early October to the international Home Competition.

In the second half of the semester, those original concepts of Home will be developed into tectonic, material form, and spatial realities, to be tested on radical sites varying in location, context, and climate. The architectural design, framed by critical examination of Home, will also advance our understanding of site, materiality and light, spatial atmosphere, and the human experience.

This studio is based in Ithaca.

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