Advanced Studio, Spring 2010: Tracy

  • Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
    Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
    Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
    Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
    Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
    Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
  • Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.
    Work by Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Kendra Hibben & Uros Stanojevic for advanced studio taught by Kenneth Tracy, Spring 2010.

Advanced Studio, Spring 2010
MADE IN THE SHADE: RE-INVESTIGATING FLORIDA'S MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Kenneth Tracy, Visiting Assistant Professor

Modern, domestic architecture in Sarasota, Florida, is investigated and remade in this digital fabrication studio. This investigation begins with a close study of Paul Rudolph's houses in Sarasota; students take advantage of the partial destruction of Rudolph’s Umbrella House by working in small groups to develop a replacement shade canopy and superstructure for the structure. Each group is assigned a material and fabrication method for use in their structure and shading device, and works to design and fabricate full-scale prototypes of their replacement canopies. The systems students develop must respond to varied site conditions, and elements such as landscape, program, solar mitigation, and regional identity are considered in the designs.

During the second half of the semester, students use the canopy study as a starting point to design a home on a vacant site in Sarasota. This project critically responds to modern architecture in Florida and beyond, with students focusing on representation techniques as a means to communicate and clarify their critical/conceptual stance.