DPD 2019FA W02




"It's not just an architecture project. It's a fusion of architecture and rehabilitation. It's social policy," Adsuara says. "Architecture is not just for big star projects like museums. It's for the slums around them, too."

Four 11×17 prints

Create visual project definition using photos, diagrams, sketches, and other things.

  • What is your project?
  • What kind of program?
  • How big?
  • Where is it located?
  • Who is it for?


Related image

Create a physical inspiration board on your wall for different categories and start pasting items.


Visual Project definition

Brain Outsource

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Brainstorming session “WHY?:

We will have a brainstorming session for 20 minutes per person and explore “why?” part of the project. In the end, you will have a clearer idea of the mission of the project. Based on this, please put together a package for the research.

  • Category A: Social Relevance / Social Impact
  • Category B: Your own Point of View
  • Category C: Project Mission


Individual Crits



Discussion Notes (By Wednesday)

Post summary of the conversation. Based on the conversation make a list of research criteria for supporting your argument. The argument needs to be supported by journals, articles, numbers, and another source of knowledge in the world. Try making a list, and I will help you direct towards good books and articles.


Project Description (rewrite by Friday)

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3 Precedent Research (11×17” for each)

Find relevant projects that are related to your project.  Do an analysis of why the project is successful and or unsuccessful.  Develop an opportunity and challenges for your project.

-Design Story (11×17” for each)

Based on the brainstorm results, produce a series of research to answer “why” part of the project. Create a series of 11×17 sheets addressing A: Social impact and relevance of the project, B: Your own point of view, and C: Mission of the project.


-Visual Project Definitions (4+ 11×17”) UPDATE

Diagrams, plans, sections, sketches, digital models, along with images to communicate your project. 4+ 11×17 sheets printed