Conceptual Exercises

All exercises developed in the subject of Architecture Studio 1 had the objective of exploring space through the construction and manipulation of several models, and develop therefore, the understanding of architecture.

In this preliminary stage of the academic career, the students are introduced to several important concepts in architecture - mass, space, proportion, dimension, form, hierarchy, place, time, gravity, solar coordinates and so on.

In the first and second image the main objective was to define two different spaces using single elements, in the first - stones and sticks - and wooden pieces in the second, acting separately or together limiting the space which is generated by their placement. In the third image the concept discussed was hierarchy between spaces.