Mechanics of Learning

Skyler Rosin, B.Arch ’23

ARCH 202b: Architectural Design II

Gallery: The Materiality of Schools, Sites, and Sheds

Instructor: Alex Maymind

This semester concentrated my focus on the role of mechanics in architecture and its ability to create change and ephemeral spaces. My investigation of integrating the machine in architecture applied ideas of kinetic objects (floating panels, sliding walls, and elevating offices) that facilitate multi-functioning spaces. Implementing these ideas in a school adopts a unique perspective on teaching and architecture, encouraging learning through change where dialogue between user and space serves a function and as education.