TA: Ved PatelOikopolis V: The Architect Strikes Back
Academia struggles with mainstream urban housing studios; either they end up being utopian and whimsical or abjectly surrender to economic and regulatory pressures. This studio situates itself between these two extremes and hopes to nudge mainstream housing design into creating meaningful spaces.
The studio was structured in two parts- the first twelve weeks consisted of a series of exercises geared towards the final design project that was four weeks long. The first twelve weeks consist of a series of 6 one day time problems that privileged decisive action, book readings culminating in a student seminar that provide the theoretical grounding, and an exercise on memories of housing questions the meaning of home.