Amaia Sánchez-Velasco and Miguel Rodríguez-Casellas
Technical Injection Lecturers
Leena Thomas and Dave Pigram
The Architectural Studio 6 asks students to produce a building or building complex for a ‘Post-Labour University’, with full-display of systems integration and evidence of material/technical articulation applied to multiple scales: site, artefact and detail. A concurrent and analogous rigor is expected from its conceptual formulation or intellectual premise, meaning that the sophisticated understanding of an “industry standard” must include a similar capacity to challenge standards, create new standards, identify emerging needs and advance new design/compositional strategies outside of the perceived common sense of the discipline.
Each tutorial unit focused on a particular compositional template from the following list of building types: Acropolis, Archipelago, Citadelle, Field, Frankenstein, Forum, Inhabited Monument, Meteorological, Wall. Each tutorial functioned as an investigation unit specialized in the particular template.
Trios of students were asked to “profanate” the last remaining site in Barangaroo Central with the “foreign logic” of the assigned compositional template of their tutorial unit. This formal vandalism was concurrent with the speculative creation of a new kind of university in charge of deploying an autonomous notion of education in a post-work scenario.
The subject ran in collaboration with technical consultants from INSW, CM+, ARUP, WSP and Steensen Varming.
Charles Curtin & Miguel Gilarte; Marina Goncalves; Isaac Harrisson & Lindsay Mulligan; Maria Cano Dominguez & Cameron Deynzer; Eleanor Peres; Chris Raddatz & Jack Cooper; Eduard Fernández Garcia; Grace Dwyer & Tova Lubinsky, Inés Benavente Molina
from INSW, CM+, ARUP, WSP and Steensen Varming that very generously supported the subject: Dick Nugent, David McCracken, Lauren Tozer, Robert Nation, Jacob Wiest, Jane Nixon, Jeremy Rajendram, Guy Hollingum, Matthew Stringfellow, Martin Luoni, Cameron Dymond, Mairead Hogan, Ryan Crabbe, Rowan Boltman, David Mason, Tate Dogan, Thomas Sultana, Trevor Stoker, Elena
Jurors for the 2020 Capstone Design Award
Lesley Lokko, Cristina Goberna, Francesca Hughes, Sam Spurr, Azzurra Muzzonigro, Romea Muryn