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ARCH 431
Spring 2021 ︎

Los Angeles

Bailey Shugart

Work by B.Arch student Leonardo Acevedo

“The theater, in which architecture serves as a possible background, a setting, a building that can be calculated and transformed into the measurements and concrete materials of an often elusive feeling, has been one of my passions.”- Aldo Rossi 1979. This course explores the cinematics of architectural performance in the city. Cinematography plays a vital role in how we will envision the new metropolis through the process of cutting and pasting (in this case, montage) as oppose to collage. The course aims to develop an entirely new city based on the research of past cities combined with the advancing technologies of today. Our research will begun from exploring the mega scale “City”, down to the personal space “Body”.

Work by B.Arch student Melissa Uyuni

If we study the city more vigilantly, we will begin to generate new ideas for how a metropolis should be designed. What components are necessary? Design acts as a stage for how we perform and communicate – design builds communities. Our goal is to research and create a montage of a performing city. Ultimately the final research produced will be a foundation for the stage for developing our ideas of per[FORM]ance and mobility in the metropolis through the lens of Architecture. This studio does not dictate a real context and the students will invent a universal site to support the project.

Work by B.Arch student Ryana Rangel

“The city is more than just a complicated pile of regulations and properties. It is the place where culture is made. The city is dramatic theatres where we make and watch stories unfold. We watch people perform, but we are also the performers.” – Hernan Diaz Alonso

Work by B.Arch student Patrick Castro

Catalog Description

Through a rigorous level of clearly resolved work, students must demonstrate the application of theoretical research and positioning, plus the ability to integrate site, program, and other design issues in a self-initiated architectural design project incorporating a high degree of critical thinking, skill, and craft.