Friday, May 20, 2005

LAB | You and Both - Intervention in Upper Lawn Pavilion






In this year's Projects class in Architecture School, each student had to choose from a list of existing houses, draw and analyze them first, and then, made a proposal for an expansion. I chose architects Alison and Peter Smithson's Upper Lawn Pavilion. I discovered this couple's work in the travel we did to the UK last year. It was such a great experience, we visited many of their buildings.

However, while researching to find information to draw the house properly I come up with their books and writings and this is when I really started to understand their approach towards the architecture. Just a magnificent, clear minded, honest, human scale architects. Nothing to do with what we are used to see now a days in magazines.

By the way, I started working with autoCAD in this my third year in school. It has been a headache at first but, everything seems to go smooth now. I trace the drawings of the house based on the ones found in an old Italian magazines from the school library.