Studio 3A

Instructor: Thomas Valle Stallman | Arch 302 | Fall 2020

Through critical analysis and comparison of the historical, contemporary, and multi-cultural evolution of the house and housing, this studio addresses the form and meaning of the dwelling with a discussion that juxtaposes interior vs. exterior space, public vs. private space, community vs. the individual, and traditional vs. non-traditional families.

Initially, a nest was designed for a single occupant. Secondly, an ADU was designed for a work-at-home couple, one of whom is in a wheelchair. Third, those two concepts were merged. 

In the final assignment, a housing building was designed in the canals of Venice, California. The concept utilizes the vertical moving platform to allow those with mobility difficulties the independence to circulate around their dwelling efficiently.

Nest, ADU, Merge