John Hejduk's Widow's House
In this project we were given an incomplete building by John Hejduk. With only a few sketches and a description, we were told to complete it. I was given the Widow's House from John Hejduk's Lancaster Hanover Masque town. I was given a sketch of a small square building that was elevated with funnels on the top and another small square room on the front. In the description, I was told that the house provided a Wailing Room. After developing our ideas we completed the project with a final drawing and a model. In the final drawing there is two elevations (top), a section plan and floor plan (bottom).
Project 01: United Korea
In this project we are developing a city within the DMZ that would help unite North and South Korea. Practicum gave us a site on the DMZ and also a zoning map, and we were told to come up with a road map. After the main road map was done, we further develop the road map within each zones. Each one of us were given a zone, I was given the residential zone. In the residential zone I decided not to have as many roads because not a lot of people drive in Korean. Instead I added big sidewalks that would separate the houses. I would still have roads every third street, so people that do drive can drive within the zone.
Another part of the project was to individually design a building within our zone. I chose to design a single family house. I created three concept designs and also rough study models for each design. My first design was a courtyard type of house; where rooms would be a separate buildings. My second design was a traditional "U" shaped building with a patio in the "U". My third design I did part of the wall curved, so that it could give them a outdoor area.