UT Texas + ENSA. Images of the Paris-Belleville collaborative studio review currently in Austin with students from France and UT Austin. Instructors Gaëlle Breton and Jean-François Renaud from France and Igor Siddiqui and Danilo Udovicki from UT led the studio. The studio considered the urban block as a framework for exploring issues of density, housing, mixed-use, live/work relationships, and public space in the contemporary city. #imadethat#utsoa#texasarchitecture
School of Music | Hico, TX | to promote positive social interaction within a central void, integrated as a fluid core, creating complexity in an otherwise orthogonal, traditional mass |
This semester was all about how to revive the small town of Hico by bringing in a school of music and utilizing the load bearing masonry construction that is characteristic of the downtown core. The scheme takes on a nine square plan in attempt to bring a central core courtyard to all levels, while providing interaction amongst levels. The new Music school is connected to the town’s existing 1895 Opera House. The project takes advantage of the climate with open air circulation and the creation of a stacking load bearing method to keep these circulation corridors interactive with the courtyard. While a semester is never enough to fully explore a project and concept, I had enough time to learn just how hard a nine square plan can be... I also took a step back and did more drawing this semester, something I haven’t even thought about in a while. The first slide is a hybrid render, with the left Opera House completely hand drafted and took over 16 hours to complete.
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And with studio move out complete I’m officially done with my first semester of architecture school! I’ll probably cringe at this board in a semester or two but four months ago I never would have thought I could do this much by this point so not gonna lie I’m #proud 🤗👩🏻🏫 #UTSOA#MArch#onedownlotstogo
Very much enjoyed being part of the end of semester review of Mark Maček’s Furniture Design and Making Studio at @utsoa . Each student designed and handcrafted an original piece of furniture during the course of the semester. The work was ambitious, thoughtful, and impressive. Congratulations to the students and to @mark_moondragon on the beautiful work!