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Third Year Fall Graduate Topic Studio

Sam Jacob
Fall 2014

In A Gadda Da Vidda

The studio’s ambition is to explore architecture’s social potentials: its role in manifesting larger societal ideas within its form, material, and organization, and the way architecture communicates these ideals. After an initial exploration of the architectural potential of idealized forms of community in the United States, from early European settlers to 1960s counterculture, the studio undertakes a series of representational exercises redrawing them using techniques derived from canonic architectural drawings. The studio’s propositional projects takes these ideas and embeds them in contemporary Chicago. These design proposals house very particular forms of social and political organization, while also emphasising the role architectural representation has in framing and communicating these ideas.