from Design 2 Studio with Prof. Hermann, Prof. Marcarelli, Prof. Wolff & Prof. Rubio
The Mondo Materialis is an artistic exploration of the students' interpretation of architecture. A series of artifacts were created to represent the students' interpretation of essential concepts they uncovered within their assigned case study houses. Many students did NOT use technology to render their images. All drawings were initially done by hand, and then students used various methods to post-process the imagery.
These artifacts included perspectives, materiality, and hybrid drawings reflecting their interpretation of the project. Additionally, students were to create materiality-significant models that best represented their three most important concepts.
Many students utilized hand drawings, sketches, paintings, and models to reflect the critical concepts they identified within the case study house.
MIRO was used for the final presentation, so that students could collaborate and share each other's work.
What inspires you?
My greatest inspiration comes from my parents, two Uruguayan craftsmen who risked their entire savings on bringing their young daughter and infant son to the United States. Their whole lives were left behind, only carrying two suitcases onto the place to give us the chance to better childhood, better education, and a better future.
When I wake up each morning, I want to make them proud that not an ounce of their sacrifices were forgotten. My parents still struggle to mesh this side of the world, but they gave me my entire world. Therefore, I hope to build a better, more welcoming, more accepting tomorrow for every person seeking opportunity.
Idyllic, Exposure, Kit of Parts
What inspires you?
l have always been attracted to nature and incorporating a design into nature so they have a harmonious relationship.
Form, Interior/Exterior Spaces, Geometry
What should we know about you?
I am always eager to learn. I love hearing and seeing my classmate's projects, learning about new structures, and researching information about topics that intrigue me.
The Allandale House:
Form, Parametric, Color
What's the best piece of advice that you have been given?
As a designer you are never truly designing for yourself, you're designing for a critique or a client.