Check out this installation done for a senior thesis studio at Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo. The installation acts to create an environment that creates a certain mood within the space. Although a little vague in terms of actual definition, (all spaces are in some way affective) we like the form and the way it comes down to invade the space.
STUDENTS: Patrick Delorey, Keith Houchin, Matthew Moran, Ryan Ouimette, Reid Nystrom, Scot Bailey, Kristin Larson, Eric Nulman, Kai Liao, Adam Terwall, Eugene Kosgoron, Monica Sterrett, Aramis Arciga SCHOOL: Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo CLASS: Affective Environments PROFESSOR: Eric Nulman
In the last couple years we have seen a lot of shipping container designs from some of today’s leading designers. This design comes from Dion J Dekker of Cal Poly in his award winning design for a Miami Beach hotel to be built with the re-use of shipping containers to win a Modular Building Institute (MBI) student design competition. The main unit of the shipping container was used solely as an integrated component of the programmatic design, where in a lot of shipping container designs it is the sole feature of the project.
One of today’s most controversial and iconic architects of today, Frank Gehry, is constantly pushing for architecture in motion. Can a physical building give the notion of movement or do we, as the designers/architects, like to think that architecture can have a mental impact on the user? Jie Liang from Cal Poly pushes fluid motions through the design of this school, through the use of materials, spacing, and the juxtaposition of organizational program. However he mentions the notions of “speed” and “fluid dynamics”, are they notions or can this actually be felt in today’s architecture?
STUDENT: Jie Liang PROFESSOR:Thomas Fowler SEMESTER: 2010 COURSE: Third Year