IN THE ROUND

STUDIO 2A

Architecture's interiority can be said to exist as a singular rather than a dialectical manifestation. In this context, the relationship between the diagram and the architecture's interiority is crucial. The architectural diagram can be conceived of as a series of layers which are both constantly regenerated and at the same time capable of retaining multiple series or traces. The diagram acts ass a support which focuses the connection between the subject, the architectural object and the receiving subject; the divisions that exists between them are all created through the diagram. 

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Variant 1
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Variant 2
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Variant 4
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Variants 5
Variants 5
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The diagrams that would eventually turn into the Aquatic Center come from an orthographic study of the San Giovanni dei Florentini by Michelangelo Buonarroti. The San Giovanni is perfectly symmetrical building in both plan and elevation. The goal of the nine diagrams above was to alter the symmetry in either plan or elevation or sometimes even both. Using these variation diagrams I was able to create a the exterior shell of the Aquatic Center. The outer shell than informed how the plans would be created. 

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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Level 2 Plan
Level 2 Plan
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Level 3 Plan
Level 3 Plan
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