21 hours ago
#siteplan and #housingunit #axonometric by Joud Al Shdaifat @joudalshd and Ericka Song completed during the Architecture, Light, Cool, Materiality, Maintenance Core III Studio led by Hilary Sample @mmmosarchitects .
Cities and buildings require continual maintenance to be not dirty in order to remain livable, healthy and beautiful. Architects do not normally claim maintenance as an important part of their work, focusing instead on form or shapes, yet architecture’s image relies on acts of maintenance. These acts are rarely broadcast in architectural education. But these acts are everywhere, in our cities, in our buildings. We explore the concept of maintenance in design and architecture as it relates to to the subject of housing. Density produces enough people and collection of things to make a place and community, and this community requires being upheld through a variety of needs, socioeconomic, cultural, political, physical and psychological for the purpose of the studio are all forms of maintenance. The studio explores design through the many different scales and forms of maintenance.
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