Emily Huang, B.Arch ’23

ARCH 202B: Architectural Design II

Gallery: The Materiality of Schools, Sites, and Sheds

Instructor: Juan Salazar

The project focuses on exaggerating the visual expression of the tectonics of the building, and exposing how each element is being supported. Sandwiching the brick wall between the steel column or beams gives visual understanding that the columns are propping the walls in place. The beams and columns always stretch from one end to another as it provides a sense of continuity. Also, applying the idea to whenever the beams and columns meet and it starts giving a sense that every component in the building is structurally connected. No single part can be taken away and no structural element can stand itself.