The students have explored the notion of ‘composition’ within architecture, using the composition of a facade as the starting point. The facade is the face of a building – it is how it shows its character to the outside world. Taking inspiration from John Hejduk’s “figure/objects”, each student’s facade was inspired by a given fictional character. These facades were playful and expressive – taking the characteristics of each character, and translating them into spatial forms.
Each student began by creating compositions from simple geometric shapes which they felt best represented their character. These compositions were then scaled up into detailed pencil drawings. Finally these drawings were translated into three-dimensional models, and exhibited together outside, to form a landscape of pavilions.