JSA often works with the ACE Center (Agency of Civic Engagement) at Woodbury University. Below are photos of last semester’s studio work:
THE BOWTIE PROJECT
The ACE architecture studio, in collaboration with California State Parks and Clockshop has built several structures on the grounds of the Bowtie, a nineteen-acre site adjacent to the LA River. This site is slated to become a permanent State Park for Los Angeles. Clockshop manages cultural programming that is open to the public during the lengthy planning process required to implement this public infrastructure. These projects by Woodbury students are used during campout events, film presentations, poetry readings, and other cultural events open to the public.
The Outdoor Classroom for John Muir Middle School
Architecture students designed and built a classroom on the campus of the John Muir Middle School in Burbank, CA. This design gives form to this leftover space and creates a functional classroom under the canopy of trees. Plastic wood is used in non-conventional ways to create textures and patterns.
Finding new contemporary furniture in Los Angeles has gotten a lot easier and more fun over the past decade or so. Yet, when searching for the more unique and refined but unpretentious modern furnishings for a new project, I invariably find myself drawn to products from places a lot further afar than the handful of local stores I like.
My European sensibility usually has me stop in Brooklyn first, before inevitably traveling electronically to a design studio in London, checking out a cool collection of modular casegoods from Spain, or pining for the right client/project when discovering an amazing new line of plumbing fixtures from Italy. This is when not buying a lamp from an obscure lighting company in Argentina, by far the best fit for the dining room of a recent remodel in Cheviot Hills.
Here are some of this month’s ‘coup de coeur’, i.e. a few of my favorite finds that I came across while furniture scouting for up and coming projects.
#contemporary #interiordesign #furniture #meubles #mobile #muebles #möbel
Impact is the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another. It can be mental or physical, positive or negative and will always have a reaction to the action.
Artists impact us in countless ways whether it be through film, art, photography, music, architecture, etc. Some of us perceive architecture at face value and nothing more than an enclosure to seek shelter in but I believe as the late Zaha Hadid stated, "architecture is not just a shelter or a simple enclosure. It should be something that excites you, calms you, makes you think.”
While transforming urban fabrics and pushing boundaries of the building form with her own voice Hadid was criticized for her headstrong behavior and uncensored self-expression through concrete form. As a designer I strive to do just that; to impact the subconscious through expression that moves from my mind to the physical world in concrete form hopefully leaving behind an echo that will influence the way future generations feel and interact within it.
Zaha lives on through her exemplary work and extraordinary creations that continue to impact people’s experiences and as an example of an unwavering creative mind with a unique voice that will speak to the masses.
A LOOK INSIDE THE DESIGN PROCESS FROM SPACE PLAN TO MASSING.
Begin with the blank site and overlay preliminary plans.
As a team, we are exploring building envelope geometry to derive a cohesive design before proceeding with construction documents.