Harvard GSD Core I Studio | Critic: Andrew Holder | 4.5 weeks | Fall 2016


Rh-apse-ody populates a generic figure extracted from a Baroque church in a contemporary grid system and accommodates the program of a cricket sports club on a fictional sloped site. The project is centered on the various spatial readings of the figure, which is generated from an analytic study of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza. The ornate and complex figure is productively approximated through fabricating study models with a wire-cutter. The adaptation and justification of the simplified figure to a nine-square grid then allows it to produce a spiraled circulation system, continued sightlines, and program partitions. Driven by the intentionality of reduced fidelity, the project explores opportunities for rereading of objects and reparsing of spaces through ambiguity.