Dear Class,

I hope you have learned from this semester as intensely as I would have hoped for you.
You need to continue your efforts during school to be independent-minded and to shape an architectural logic in your project definition, which starts from research and design tactics.
You have done considerable efforts, and this showed in the final presentation, where the jury was impressed with the general level of the class.
For those who were frustrated with the end product, this semester should be a foundation for how to approach a project, and how to develop your own methodology. this is a lifetime learning process.
Before you take off for summer, all of you are required to submit a Portfolio CD/DVD no later than this friday to Nagham. This is extremely urgent for your work to be included in the final year posters.
The grades will be released the same day.


Saturday, April 24, 2010


please could anyone post the midterm requirements

i lost the paper :(


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Some Precedents (Diagrams+Projects)

Examples of Diagrams

Diagrammatic representation of Tschumi's Parc de la Villette
His concept of points, lines and surfaces delineated his overall strategy, and his attitudes facing a small program in a large site

OMA's Parc de la Villette  Diagrams
OMA's concept diagram of striating the site with strips of different landscapes, building and programs.

Rethinking Boston's City Hall Competition- Excellent example of diagrams to show the different participants' concept

OMA's Diagrams for Seattle Library

Sanaa' diagram for the Mat Building

Zaha Hadid's Landformation

Enrique Miralles Library

B.I.G (Bjarke Ingels Group) 
Meejin Yoon

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vertical Farming

Saturday, April 3, 2010