ARCH 505B: Graduate Architecture Design I - Elements, Principles and Phenomena Gallery: The Inside and the Outside

Intersected Poche

This micro-dwelling is composed of a series of hexagon units which are stacked up. Each unit contains a specific program with a gradient of public to private from bottom to up. The intersections of each hexagon unit create poches. These poches are redefined to have different functions. The central row of small rhombohedron poches are cabinets, the larger vertical poches are closets and horizontal poches are in-built furniture such as the working counter, book shelves, a desk, a bed. The circulation happens at the adjacent edge of the hexagon units from bottom to up. On the façade, the units’ extrusions create various levels of openness, from completely open to semi-open to enclosed. The building is open to its context and the community and also keeping its levels of privacy.
Physical model images and oblique. Threshold, Passage, Room. Alteration and Addition to USC Fisher Museum of Art (Project 01)