Tuesday, 18 February 2014

>>>Phase [P3] Reprogramming

[1,2,3] Zoë Fudge. Model and Drawing [retrieved from <http://socks-studio.com>]
[4] Arthur Mc. Combie. Model [retrieved from<http://environmentarchitectures.tumblr.com>] 
[5] Vaughn Horsman, Code Gardens [retrieved from <http://www.thoughtform.co.uk>]
[6] Jørn Utzon, Silkeborg Museum. Model for the exhibition Arquitecturas Ausentes del Siglo XXI, in RISPA, Raul (ED.) (2004). Arquitecturas Ausentes del Siglo XXI, Madrid: Tanais Arquitectura, p.225

The idea of transformation in terms of changing uses or functions is nothing new, neither is the idea of programmatic hybridation. The dynamic environment we live in challenges us to think relationships that go beyond the fixed as in becoming dynamic and mutable. Through this optic, program and typology refer less to fixed functions, but rather relate to strategies responding to variable conditions, enabling multiple, fluctuating relationships.

In this context, [P3] is to be understood as a mapping of potential strategies of transformation in relation to the existing structure (one selected section – court yard – of the visited building). The mapping of formal strategies should be performed in dialogue with the introduction of new uses, and reflect upon their potential spatial - and hence social -interaction. This should include thoughts on their relation to the surrounding landscape; on potential particular relations with existing uses; on potential facilities to be shared and the investigation of use-specific requirements.
Performing the studies in groups of 2 students, 2 chosen actions of transformation analysed in the [P1] – Parasiting, Infiltrating, Masking, Intertwining – are to be explored in relation to the existing structure and new potential programs. In regard to the latter and in response to the provided brief, each of the two is to choose an art form to which she or he will relate their investigations (meaning that each team will deal with two different art forms).
Announcing intentions regarding their planned act of inhabitation of the existing structure, each team is asked to create two scenarios (corresponding to the chosen actions of transformation) and to produce spatially programmatic models focusing on:
>Relations between the existing structure and the strategy of potential inhabitation
In this context, the existing structure is to be seen not only as a structural system, but also as a material system that presents a spatial logic and an existing internal organisation of particular relationships.
>Relations between the fixed and the flexible
>Relations between the generic, potentially serial and the specific
>Relations between inside and outside
The character of the models as well as the used materials depend on the nature of the performed studies, however the models should not exceed the following dimensions: 29,7x29,7x29,7 cm.

Each model is to be supplemented by a 3d axonometric drawing (A1 format in vertical) exploring spatial relationships between body/structure/space, interior as well as exterior.
The 3d drawing is to be understood as a visual narrative of developed scenario(-s), involving the production of new material, as well as utilizing material collected during the study trip [P2], and the model production process. The drawing is to be supplemented by a text explaining relations (max. 10 words), as well as announcement of sources (texts; photos).
Both model and the drawing are to be given a short and precise preliminary title announcing their embedded programmatic intentions.

The production of models is introduced by a course in utilizing digital workshop equipment (the water jet, laser cutter et. al.).

Group work (2 students)
Drawings, models: mixed media
Feb. 18th-28th
Learning to utilize model construction as tool of communication
Learning to utilize IT tools and related to them workshop facilities.

Tue. Feb. 18th             
13.00-16.00 Studio work – tutorials                      
Wed. Feb.19th                        
9.00-10.00 [P3] Introduction/ Laden Nord Nørreport
10.00-12.00 Workshop        Group A
13.00-15.00 Workshop        Group B
Thu. Feb. 20th
Wood workshop & mock up space: consultations                                
Fri. Feb. 21st                      
Reflection Friday
Mon. Feb. 24th            
9.00-12.00 Pin-up in the mock up space
13.00-15.00 Wood workshop & mock up space: consultations
Tue. Feb. 25th             
Wood workshop & mock up space
Wed. Feb.26th                        
Wood workshop & mock up space: consultations
15:00 Common BA2+3 lecture by Walter Unterrainer – to be confirmed
Thu. Feb. 27th             
15.00 UM Lecture/ T. Juel Clemmensen                
Fri. Feb. 28th    
Reflection Friday

Praxis Issue 8 2010 Re:Programming, REESER LAWRENCE, Amanda;  SCHAFER, Ashley (ed)