ARCH 202B: Architectural Design II Gallery: The Materiality of Schools, Sites, and Sheds

Ana Maria Bohorquez’s Raw and Cooked

This semester’s work investigates the relationship between raw and cooked materiality. Raw refers to a material in its most natural state, or seemingly unprepared for use, and cooked materials are those that are prepared for a specific function and purpose. I utilize varying composites of wooden framing, a material I define as raw, as a means to indicate the function of programs in the Kindergarten, a space clad with cooked materials such as CMU and red brick. Framing becomes a means of separation, volumes, and transforms into an indication of space. Framing in itself becomes a new way of articulating space, as it is not just something that is utilized for cladding: it transforms into something that can be interpreted in a multitude of ways, having varying scales, proportions, and combinations. This facilitates the communication between program and material and becomes a new way of interpreting the use of wood as a means to separate spatial function.