Water will be the underlying issue for this Vertical Studio. The readings, investigations and projects will focus on this slippery substance. We will explore water at multiple scales including the object (vessel), body (changing room) and building (natatorium). At each scale, we will try to understand the poetic|pragmatic effects of water and their implications on the making of architecture.
The studio will operate as a workshop, or lab, providing a community for practicing and testing our inspirations. Rather than focusing on an ‘eureka’ moment, the emphasis will be placed on tests –making in all forms- that directly engage the subject and its various properties.
The proposal is for a design studio that engages the world in front of us-- beginning and ending with “things.”