Studio BA 55 explores a design development primarily through the making / crafting of physical models that lead into the crafting of drawings and spaces. In this Studio, the act of making sophisticated models and drawings is the premise and method that we use to test ideas, explore solutions, and communicate our designs.
We are interested in the tactilities of architecture, tectonics, and physicalities of buildings and space. Students are encouraged to engage in the physical act of model-making as a primary design tool. We see the model as not just a ‘final presentation’ device, but rather as a highly coveted way of working and thinking that can lead to complex propositions and architectures.