Spring 2021 Advanced Studio
Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York This volume contains research for Phase I of the studio; an analysis of 5 archtypical American convention centers, as well as 6 vernacular housing typologies. It constitutes a reference manual for Phase II: proposals.
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The United States has hundreds of Convention Centers--massive, municipally-owned structures designed to host extraordinary numbers of people for temporary gatherings of common interest. As we are now squarely in a time when convention-sized gatherings are not part of the global social agenda, this studio seeks to ask how we can make use of Convention Centers as massive, plublicly-owned resources to respond to the urban needs of mid- and large- scale cities in a way that goes beyond the emergent, to the sustainable. In this studio, we examine how various architectural types may integrally and radically nest within the convention center to provide housing, work space, childcare facilities, and other basic services. How does this nesting produce generative conditions, amounting to a typological combination yielding more than the sum of their parts? This volume contains research for phase I of the studio; an analysis of 5 archtypical American convention centers, as well as 6 vernacular housing typologies. It constitutes a reference manual for phase II: proposals.
Professor: Eliana Dotan
Studio Members: Tuba Ahmed Patrick Machado
Moriah Amesbury Moises Quintero Morales
Belisa Byberi Sonam Sherpa
Chantal Garrido Aprellia Stanley
Mohammed Gueye Jenny Tan
Kelvin Guzman Tiffany Velin
Jordan Jackson Vickie Yuen