Spatial Design Paradigm

Spatial Design first year students are currently working on a the ‘Paradigm’ project, which explores the architectural philosophies, principles and contexts of a number of iconic houses from around the world. The houses include The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier, Tugendhat House by Mies van der Rohe, Eames House by Charles and Ray Eames, Schminke House by Hans Scharoun, ¬†Schroder House by Gerrit Rietveld, etc.

The students are asked to explore and understand the work of the architect in question, and develop an understanding of how the architect has designed and delivered their piece of architecture in response to factors such as environment, context , influence and client.

The students then draw up a full set of scaled orthographic drawings and make a scale model, before they begin the second stage of the ‘Paradigm’ project, which is to develop a design concept for an extension, for a particular user group, next to the iconic building in question.


Dawn Hesketh-Joslin

Julia Johnson

Susan Haratounian

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