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Spring 1995


Architecture, Bay, Rome, Florence, Vicenza, Mantua, Bologna, London






This problem, The Analysis of a Bay, is a preparatory exercise directly related to the major architectural design project for this semester, and its particular focus on design development. The following statement by Professor Val Warke (The Cornell Journal of Architecture 3) clearly outlines the rationale and pedagogical objectives for such an exercise.

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Presentation Requirements:

1. Drawing of the bay - to include up to half of the adjacent bays so as to indicate mode of concatenation.

2. Relief model of drawing #1 - white Strathmore board and paper, maximum depth of 1/2". This is to be an analytical model, not a duplication of the existing state.

3. Plan of an indicative level at the scale of drawing #1. Section of an indicative location at the scale of drawings #1. Simplified elevation of the entire vertical surface with the extracted bay indicated.

4. Proportional analysis - each drawing must include a sufficient amount of the base elevation presented at a reduced scale in order to appropriately identify the systems being isolated.

5. Other formal analyses - Local symmetries, real vs. implied structure, real vs. implied layering, identification of figures and motifs, precedents, etc.)

All drawings are to be in ink, using line weight, on mylar. All primary titles are to be 60 pt. (9/16"); secondary titles are to be 20 pt. (3/16").



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