Seniors began Studio 5 Public/UrbanArchitecture with an Architectural Ride

Studio-5_Fall-2014_Architectural-RideArchitecture/Landscape/Interiors (A/L/I) Seniors began Studio 5: Public/UrbanArchitecture with an “Architectural Ride.






A/L/I Seniors Rex Crafts, Diana Gonong, Shadi Hashemi, Suan Jaen, Merve Onur, Jusung Park, Cynthia Soto, Izzy Savage and Nyann Swain-Welborn presented their components of “Architectural Ride” to jurors Thomas Mahler (Production Designer, ANIMUS STUDIOS, M.Arch GSD ’94), Andrew Ratzsch (AIA, Principal, Ratzsch Architects, M.Arch UCLA ’96), and their instructor,  A/L/I Senior Lecturer, Matias Creimer.

“Architectural Ride” was a 3-week warm-up for the Studio 5 urban infill-building project.

Borrowing language from roller coasters,  “Architectural Ride” was a block-long, program-less building made up of interlocking segments connected by a continuous interior path. Each student was responsible for his/her segment with a goal of ensuring that users would remain motivated to walk through the entire structure. Issues of formal and functional adjacency were negotiated between “neighbors.”  –  Matias Creimer

September 10, 2014
“Architectural Ride” Jury
top: Jurors Thomas Mahler and Andrew Ratzsch examining Merve Onur’s “Architectural Ride” component
middle: Juror Andrew Ratzsch commenting on Suna Jaen’s “Architectural Ride” component
bottom: Diana Gonong presenting her “Architectural Ride” component