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

L.A. School 2.0

This project challenges the expected predictability of the existing condition. The postmodernist, parasitic design of contrasting the old and the new is very often not symbiotic and neglects the existing condition by drawing more attention to the new. Only when inside this school, a clash of grids encourages inhabitants to naturally favor and anticipate the new, while treating the existing as an exciting off angle addition. By changing the reference frame of the inhabitants, one can experience the newer more dynamic layout, while also appreciating the existing as sculptural and now more formally interesting.