This course will focus on the process of drawing and modeling as vehicles for discovering alternative worlds. The drawings and models become the ‘program’ which define the limits and possibilities of architectonic invention. Each studio project is intended to provide a catalyst for the next. They will use a variety of strategies and source materials for inspiration, including texts, maps and found objects. Methods will include diagramming, projections, collage, digital modeling, plaster casting, laser cutting and photography, among others.
Weekly assignments will become the foundation for a final architectural proposal for a new building on a site on Main Street in Bennington, employing both screens and projections.