Saggio: FitzGibbon Studio IV
FitzGibbon Visiting Professor Chair
Department of Architecture
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Key Feature: the Absolute Bang
name came collectively decided after democratic class discussion. It is an implcit Homage to Bruno Zevi
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There is always in a good building a "key" spatial feature
that you may describe with words and images. It is a magic characteristics
that belongs only to architecture and that refers at the same time to scale,
light, distribution. It gives the order (even if it can be spatially very
disordered) of the building. It creates a hierarchy of other ancillary
events and it guides in the overall building organization.
It is important that you develop a sensibility and a strategy for conceiving this key feature. It is the basis to create and interrelate a lot of other features and characteristic of the building that must support the key feature.
This means that for Monday, in addition with what it has
been already required, you are asked to produce a Key product that illustrates
your proposed "spatial hit".
The key product can be a model, a perspective, a section perspective. It is "not" a plan You have also to "name" your specific key feature: plastic planes, corrugated sky whatever but must have a name.
1. The architectural promenade of Villa Savoye
The Guggenheim spiral Movement
The Undulating wave: Aalto+wave
The Inside sculptural garden Gehry Paris
An italian Hill landscape The philarmonie of Scharoun
The castle central space and meeting room. The inside of Bryn Mawr or Exterer Library
A Movable organism from Bottom to Top Sant'ivo a La sapienza Borromini
6. Entre le deux di Tshumi Fresnoy
The Piranesian Gallery of Eisenman
The complex grids Wexner
The Metropolis of Bilbao
Read the first chapter of AS' Book on Gehry. In
The the living machine of Koolhaas