N/A sq ft
"Imagine this: People live under the earth in a cavelike dwelling. Stretching a long way towards the daylight is its entrance. The people have been in this dwelling since childhood, shackled by the legs and neck. Thus they stay in the same place so that there is only one thing for them to look at: whatever they encounter in front of their faces."
Plato, The Allegory of the Cave, Republic, VII, 514 a. 2 to 517 a. 7, trans. Thomas Sheehan
Claire Ronan @claireonan
169 sq ft
It’s a room for settling down for a long winter’s netflix binge. Actually, it’s a plan of what it feels like to do so.
New York, NY
The physical area varies dependent on adjacent rooms’ sizes
A Courtyard with a Rock is a landscape plan, made interior by its surrounding rooms. Each adjacent room extends into the space terminating into an empty niche, extending the spaces of the adjacent plans into the landscape. However, they are closed off with a retaining wall containing the landscape beyond, enclosing the adjacent rooms to themselves. The centerpiece, a rock patterned with a field of shapes, emerges from a circular hole in the landscape, revealing a secondary landscape--an inner courtyard--below. The landscape is both connected and isolated; hidden in plain sight; visually connected, physically separated from its neighbors--a Secret Garden out in the open. The scale is obscured by the materials. The landscape positions itself as a transition from the varying scales of its adjacent spaces. Both large and small, uncanny and familiar, artificial and natural--A Courtyard with a Rock adjusts its size to the surrounding context, purposefully vague in its presentation.
#architecture #landscape #rock #pattern #rendering #illustration #courtyard #drawing #hole #ground #niche #niceniche #archidaily #squareandacircle #itsalwayssunny #secretgarden #barren #superstudio #interiorexterior #scaleless #vague
Patrick Herron / @pkherron
"...to question the habitual. But that’s just it, we’re habituated to it. We don’t question it, it doesn’t question us, it doesn’t seem to pose a problem, we live it without thinking, as if it carried within it neither questions nor answers, as if it weren’t the bearer of any information. This is no longer even conditioning, it’s anæsthesia. We sleep through our lives in a dreamless sleep. But where is our life? Where is our body? Where is our space?"
- George Perec. Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (1974)
A+A+A / @aplusaplusa
289 sqft or 17’x17’
Chamber a trois is a story of characters, a peek into the intimate moments of life, and personalities revealed in a courtyard shared by three.
Almost Studio @almoststudio
Hortus Conclusus explores the definition of a room using fundamental elements of architecture; column, wall, and nature. The room is rethought as an expansive field where soft edges juxtapose hard boundaries.
Using light and water as primary mediums, SUBSTUDIO builds slippery, ephemeral spaces. Our research into human beings’ transcendental, mythological, and sublime relationship to water continues to inform our built work. We are fascinated by the properties of water as an architectural material, its role in religious ceremony, the social and cultural centrality of hot springs and bathhouses, and the private experience of indulging in washroom rituals. This particular bath house has both hot and cold plunge pools of varying depths, a bubbling fountain, and lush, tropical vegetation. A relaxed woman contemplates a dip.
Harrison Steinbuch / @_harrison.steinbuch
Arrival in terrain unknown.
When did this appear, and for that matter, where is here?
As I move,
Upon space, through space, and into view.
Over this eclectic world,
Which goes on seemingly, endlessly seamless.
Through the wall’s divide,
Through the crowd of steel, wood, brick, and hide.
I see rooms, upon rooms,
Upon piles, upon flats,
In a playful sea of overgrown grass.
I see you,
Under the shade of a sheltered colonnade.
And you see me,
And I blink.
#abstractformalism #architecture #lines#linescrossed #drawing#architecturedrawing#abstractmyarchitecture#abstractobsession #arqsketch#architecturelovers #architectura#art_chitecture_ #superarchitects#next_top_architects #iarchitectures#abstractdrawing #contemporaryart#designinspiration
Benjamin Good / @benjamin.atticus
A room to get to other rooms.
Brian Lee / @brian.e.lee
This study toys with the perception of material and space. Is it a room with a mirrored floor reflecting the groin-vaulted ceiling? A room with a glass floor revealing underground corridors beneath adjacent rooms? Or are you actually underneath the glass floor looking up into the room with people walking above you? The generic scale figures layers on another level of complexity. Are they representations of real live people who occupy the space? Or an upside-down manikin glued to the ceiling? Material characteristics, shadows, lack of shadows, reflections, lack of reflections, lack of an object to cast the reflection, real or fake, gravity and orientation, change of any parameters may result in a different perspective.
Los Angeles, CA
Jonathon Brearley / @jgbrearley
This is a room of rejected projections found not to be useful in architectural representation or in describing geometry. Paradoxically, the room is only understood as such in the most ubiquitous of projections, the plan.
Isabel Strauss / @eeeezabell
When one door (swings) closed, a window (swings) open. Though it may not look like a door, and it may not act like a window…
Brian Richter @berichter
Above or beside? Using the poche boundary to imply a snapshot of extended spatial relationships, 'lucid disorientation' aims to limit the power of 'plan' as a generator of inhabitable space through the blurring of boundaries and the resolution of volumetrics.
#architecture #archidaily #archilovers #imadethat #critday #next_top_architects #architectureape #thearchiologist #youngarchitects #design #section #art #archiboom #kntxtr #illustarch #thebna #collage #image #render
El Mehdi Belyasmine @elmbely
There is some ingredients to create a new taste of room :
- Four stairs to create four spaces in one room
- Two walls covered with mirrors to make the room bigger.
- Two vegetal walls to remind nature
- A well in the center to make a small botanical garden rounded by mirror walls to give impression of infinite space under stairs and it is nature again
- A fake door to hide or discover bricks and fool people.
And enjoy it...
#architecture #architects #archilover#archilovers #architecturelovers #design#archdaily #architecturedaily #architectural #architecturaldesign #superarchitects#next_top_architects #archihub#architecturestudio #architect #arquitectura #architettura #arkitektur #architecturedesign #drawing #instaarch#littleblackboxny #architecturedaily #architectureporn
163 square feet
181 things make up this room—hay bundles, floor lamps, automobile tires, bicycle tires, planting pots, picture frames, wall-mounted mirrors, shipping pallets, bird houses, piped profiles, wooden tables, synthetic plants, lead figurines—surrounded by a 12” on-center picket fence with four operable gates.
Andrew Economos Miller @a.economos.miller
1,000 square feet
Three squares, three rooms. One square, one room. Chicago style.
Hiromi Fujii, Todoroki House, 1976, concrete, steel, and glass, Ichikawa, Japan.
Charles Moore, Orinda House, 1962, wood, steel, and glass, Orinda, California, USA.
Sverre Fehn, Norrköping House, 1963–64, brick, wood, and steel, Norrköping, Sweden.
New Haven, CT
Peter Dumbadze @petered_out
“If we were to come across a mound in the woods, six feet long by three feet wide, with the soil piled up in a pyramid, a somber mood would come over us and a voice inside us would say, "There is someone buried here." That is architecture.” - Adolf Loos, Architecture (1910)
#mound #intheforest #absentarchitect
James Michael Tate @t8projects
This room is for Mrs. Harris who introduced Colin Rowe to Lockhart, Texas. Shortly after that visit, Rowe paid another visit to the courthouse town with John Hejduk. This likely influenced the creation of the nine-square problem. Mrs. Harris’ room is defined through the correspondence between two projections, a horizontal plan and a plan oblique. The mechanics of those drawing types, along with reflecting on Hejduk’s early houses and academic exercises, help me translate the constraints of the 9^3 Squares Exhibition into a proposal for a room.
College Station, Texas
Connor Wollenzier @connor_wollenzier
Sometimes you need a room filled with foam pyramids to take a break in. One rule: No running.
Yu Zhang / Pharafax Studio @pharafax
576 sq ft
There’s an elephant in the room, seemingly emerging from the wall. Is the elephant made of wall or is the wall made of elephant? It’s better if we don’t talk too much about it.
Katie Lau @katienlau
25,600 Square Feet (14.75 Square Inches)
If the average full-sized American throws out 185lbs of plastic per year, then at 1:500 scale and about ⅛” tall, the average American throws out .37lbs of plastic per year. Shredded and melted, over a quarter pound of plastic bottles, cups, and containers form a “Room for Existentially Contemplating the Quantity of Plastic That You Use in a Year”.
New Haven, CT
Charlie Weak @charles_weak
Industrial motifs, wallpapering and open exploration of a classic late 90s, 64-bit game. Post-warehouse draws inspiration from early 3D videogames, specifically Tony Hawk Pro Skater, which considered exploration and reinterpretation of landscapes and simple shapes as a vehicle for the player to perform inside space of a video game. The original "Warehouse" level from THPS was a single room that appropriated the program of a warehouse, and positioned "skate-able" elements around the room to give players options for translating the levels landscape and objects for Trick Points. Post-Warehouse reimagines the original Warehouse level, and introduces new elements (neon, wallpaper, program) to try and build on ideas around exploration, and gameable space.
#industrial #architecture #warehouse #ProSkater #wallpaper #skatepark #N64 #neon #digital #iminoebel #wrapping
Woodland Hills, California
Farnoosh Rafaie @frafaie
Adaptable Sq Ft
The translation of room as artificially groomed topiary allows for a certain type of "garden". Hedge and border as transformed into a delightful set of platonic, yet well ordered delights, for those who wish to recline on its faux surfaces. Care must inevitably be taken to preserve its wondrously crisp edges and corners, though who knows for how long? Ever-green, its passage presents a challenge to those who delve into this uncommon form of foliage.
The San Fernando Valley, California
Malena Grigoli @holygrigoli
A room full of stoops, so you never have to look at an empty street.
Stephanie Marie Cedeño / Estudio Digital Lotion @shibbycedeno
A Provocation for Movement is a plan view sketch of a room embellished with four ornamental monuments. The scene is frozen in time––4 roombas are caught in the act of cleaning, and we can imagine their movement around the edges of the pillars and the corners of the room. However, with 4 exposed entrances, all of the roombas are bound to escape into the continuous interior of the other 9-square rooms…
Sex is a poorly taught subject in western culture; yet, our exposure to sexually explicit content is continually increasing through the media and the internet. We are a hyper-sexualized but sexually-repressed society. With this sexual overexposure, we must usher an area of Sex Positivity and Acceptance. All ethnic backgrounds, orientations, body-types, preferences, kinks, fetishes, will be held valid; clear and open communication with your partner will be a standard, and people will be encouraged to blur boundaries previously thought of as steadfast. This 16'x16' room is a sex dungeon dedicated to the BDSM community; for, despite being taboo, upholding a high standard for sex positivity, openness, and communication.
James Amicone @jamespamicone
When asked about the intention of the room the designer remembered, "I think I'm still just doing porches. I've been closely watching young studios and some of my friends engage in really vanguard concepts in architecture recently, and I've been thinking about porches for 15 months now." The interview took place over the phone. James was at home, coincidentally, where he has no porches of his own. He added in the end, #EnglishCommonLaw #curtilage #politicalboundaries #domesticspace #publicspace #porchness
Kansas City, Missouri
Ryan Connolly @rsconnolly
400 sq. ft.
A jagged line is a common notation to indicate a continuous surface, path, or member passing through the referential datum of the plan. Often these cuts are drawn haphazardly, intentionally dislocated for graphic clarity, or better yet, excluded altogether. More often than not, the strict notational datum of the plan has been dismissed in favor of the superimposition of the model. In A Cut Above, two section cuts have been located on either end of a semi-circular stair, indicating the plan datum as a thick 3-dimensional space that exists above (or below) the reference plane of the 9^3 Squares exhibition. The figures on the stair, captured in the representational plane of the drawing, are simultaneously rising above (or to descending to) a space of amorphic human chaos. Here, the space of notation is that of control and utility, ascribing form and purpose to a shapeless world.
Brooklyn, New York
Ebrahim Poustinchi | @ebrahim_poustinchi
Sunken room of Venus
387.501 sq ft
It's a sunken room, with all occupants frozen into marble; Carved away with the waves of the Mediterranean sea and the brutal hands of a cutting plane. You're free to walk around, climb, touch, move parts--if you can! and take photos--no flash, but please knock before entering!
Munjer Hashim @who.is.munjer
It is the year 3200 and Earth as we knew it has ceased to exist. Over time, the Blue Planet broke down into the ether's of space in the year 2850. In response to the inevitable, the population began to cultivate samples for safe keeping.
Approximately 15 trillion samples of Earth as cubes were extracted over the course of a millennia, preserved and transported into this room over an additional 100 years. A room code named H.O.M.E. (Habitat of Mother Earth), contains the last remaining fragments of Earth. People from all over the Milky Way come here to experience the last remnant of a place they called home. Earth is now part of history, awaiting to be placed into the galaxy once again, however this time, it will be artificial, intentional and meaningful.
For now, Earth exists in this space, as a living relic;
Awaiting the second coming.
Rebecca McCarthy @becca_e_mac
30'-0" x 30'-0"
"Her conscious tail her joy declared;
The fair round face, the snowy beard,
The velvet of her paws,
Her coat, that with the tortoise vies,
Her ears of jet and emerald eyes,
She saw; and purred applause...
...From hence, ye beauties, undeceived,
Know, one false step is ne'er retrieved,
And be with caution bold.
Not all that tempts your wandering eyes
And heedless hearts, is lawful prize;
Nor all that glisters, gold."
- Excerpt from Cat Poems, by Thomas Gray
#garden #cat #catgarden #art #design #instacats #catsofinstagram #blackcatsofinstagram #architecture #digitalarchitecture #refworks @sundayspook @marvinthecatdancer @_porkchopthecat_ @hankdean @mrdarcy_vermicelli @brynnbklyn @chicagoblackcat @nathan_thebeachcat @minnieandmarvin #eamesgram @spotticusmaximus @rina_tikai @veggiedayz @swannandsisters @woocy_woo @catcafebk @fluffy_frankie @kurotoinu
Incorporating the adjacent system of connected autonomy, RoomRoom presents visitors with a microcosm of its surrounding squares. A chosen path will lead to either another room on refworks or one of four RoomRoom rooms. The RoomRoom rooms are a series of diverse environments, each with its own distinct atmosphere: a rocky canyon overlook with a suspiciously thin floor (but don’t worry, there’s railings), a pool party in full swing, a room comprised of neon walls/columns, and an alien landscape which breaks the plane of the plan. Unable to truly occupy the center and deprived of any landmarks, visitors become disoriented as they navigate the central core. Because each hallway is seemingly identical, the path you choose is based only on intuition. RoomRoom also spells room. HAH!
Adam Welker @awelker
30'-0" x 30'-0"
Who is this space for? Is it rentable, can a developer profit from it somehow? Or is it provided simply for de-light? What was the architect even thinking, with all that fabulous decoration- surely they must know this is a Crime.
It's possible today that such a space would only exist #forthegram. Maybe that's the cynical reason for building it, maybe that's how you sell it. If one were photographing this courtyard room for Instagram, they would take the photo looking up. The photographer, then, having posted their Story, might put down their iPhone for a moment. They might just gaze up and be present. The ceiling is an opportunity for design beyond centering a light fixture; maybe it could center the spirit.
"Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return." -Leonardo
#lookingup #fromwhereisit #sketch #sketching #sketchbook #archisketch #courtyard #arcade #ceiling #vault #skylight #oculus #classicalarchitecture #classicaldesign #classicism
809.0611 sq in (72dpi)
Context matters - A virtual prompt defined by a virtual ordering system (nine square,) that borrows geometry from adjacent conditions (exquisite corpse.) In this room, the abstract exercise of the nine square is tested against an alternate abstract exercise ( #disruptivecontinuity ) that I teach and explore in my own professional work. Disruptive Continuity is filled with opportunistic contradictions but strives to understand the relationship between form and that which informs form, between individual typology and hybridized relationships. In this space it is overlaid with Disruptive Obfuscation, a combination of Disruptive Continuity with a patterning logic that camouflages seams and allows glitches to reveal new edges. The relationship between form and pattern produces a series of overlapping, simultaneous conditions that are physical and perceptual, real and virtual, tangible and abstract.
The space of “Simultaneous Simulation[s]” uses the virtual exhibition format to develop hybrid conditions of simultaneity between the object and its representation. To reimagine the space of the rendering (a model and drawing simultaneously) through a similar gestalt, allows one to misuse tools and professional conventions to produce a spatial result somewhere between form and its own representation, between space and graphic, between form and pattern. It is a space where the representational techniques inform the spatial result.
@plussumstudio #PLUSSUMstudio #martinrsummers #architectureuky #disruptivecontinuity #camouflage #glitch #pattern #form #obfuscate #error #drawing #abstract #architecture #research #designresearch #architecturerender #maxwellrender #rhino3d
Brian Kelly @_brianmkelly
9 square meters
…because sometimes you just need to moonwalk through a space. According to Robin Evans, “what is generally absent in even the most elaborately illustrated building is the way human figures will occupy it.” Anteroom hints at its occupation through diagrammatic and instructional means, and suggests passages between the collection of rooms. Has this already happened, or is it instructions for future actions? Warhol footprints serve as both a trace of movement and instruction for future action. It borrows and owns content and technique through recontextualization similar to the ways Andy Warhol owned the Campbell’s soup can and Michael Jackson owned the moonwalk, forever connecting it to his hit song Billie Jean. Similar to Anteroom, the music video from 1982 oscillates between the presence and absence of Jackson’s character through a dialog with the architectural context. #michaeljackson #andywarhol #billiejean #moonwalk #warholdancesteps
Laida Aguirre @stock_a_studio
Single surface, bent galvanized steel room. All edges have continuous welds making it a watertight environment. Welds have been sanded and buffed for smoothness. A small drain is located along the perimeter of the ground surface. Easy to clean, materiality and details tie this room to illicit fun. A room in service of the temporary event, what happens here can be wiped away. It anticipates contact with fluids and the bodily...drinks and sex... the architectural details manifest these intentions. Beyond innuendo, this space is explicit.
#darkroom #basinroom #queerclubdykenight #club #cleannotclean #drunknotdrunk
Chris Norton Riley @chrisnortonriley
Ben Gourley @be_gourley
This room is composed of individual architectural elements - i.e. extreme topography, floor plates, curtains, screens, sliding doors, and walls - from Casa Gutierrez (Jose Maria Buendia - Jardines del Pedregal, Mexico, 1959), which have been sampled, isolated, then re-distributed as a 10'x10'-module grid frame.
Materials: Popcorn Wall Texture Spray, Plaster, Chipboard, Trace Paper, Blue and White Paint
Jardines del Pedregal
Galen Pardee @_galen__
30m x 30m
BA-39 is the first new land in the Louisiana Bayou in decades, created by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
The Corps’ flood control networks of spillways have spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge many of the harmful effects of flooding, but at the cost of starving the bayou of replenishing sediment from upstream, leaving the bayou exposed to increasingly intense hurricanes and subsidence. Observation Pavilion BA-39 is designed to allow the public to witness the design of new territories, and for engineers to test and monitor the resiliency of these artificial wetlands in a scale model environment. BA-39 is the dawn of a new era in terraforming and environmental engineering: yet the future costs and efficacy of these measures in an era of catastrophic climate change are unknown. In the tradition of Buckminster Fuller’s World Game Pavilion, Observation Pavilion BA-39 provides a testbed for evaluation, simulation, and speculation at the birth of a new scale of public infrastructure.
Chris Humphrey @cwh119
What if we could design the construction process so that it becomes another inhabitable phase of the building's life? This room illustrates the staging of construction while imagining the spatial, material, and tectonic conditions that are typically hidden or inaccessible.
Nun Cungbik @shanghainun
18' x 18' (324 sqft)
Rules are as follows:
As many players can fit in the room split evenly into two teams (X & O). 3 v 3 recommended.
Before the game, keep the room clear (use adjacent rooms to store game pieces/furniture).
One the count of three, one person from each team races the other to place their game pieces in the room.
Like a relay, teammates must tag each other to enter the area of play.
The ultimate goal is to have 3 game pieces in a row (horizontally, vertically and diagonally).
COMING SOON: CLUE, Connect 4, and Sudoku Expansion Packs
Reese Greenlee @reesegreenlee
Homage to the textile artists that have perpetuated the square problem in the shadows of art. Monumental fabrics inflated with box fans of summer, like dandelion wine in white noise. I imagine it’s like blow-drying a chicken, from the chicken’s point of view.
#textiles #fibers #quilt #quiltblock #patterns #blowdryingachicken
John Vieweg @jeeveg
90’ x 90’
Occlusion gray room, with tarps and buckets for scale. Block units, asymmetrical steps, glass panes, and lights, create texture through their multiplication and arrangement. This modular tectonic palette allows for the development of ordered, yet ambiguous spaces, for indeterminate human activity in the digital age...
Ian Erickson @_fast_slim
“Where, other than in perspective, could infinity resolve into a point?” - The Projective Cast by Robin Evans
“He was at one end of a hollow cylinder at least ten kilometers wide, and of indefinite length.” - Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
This room is a single point perspective plan cut through the monolithic alien cylinder proposed in Arthur C. Clarke’s 1973 novel Rendezvous with Rama—a room in which to encounter the sublime.
Isaac Southard @isaacsouthard
A private domestic space for one or two
Sunlight in an Empty Room embraces the meditative potential of blankness. It is a space for being present and observing quiet moments.