Rule and Remainder
Rule and Remainder, 2016. Museum board model, 48 x 6 x 8 in.
The premise of the architectural studio in which this sectional model was created revolved around designing from a rule set. Things that may not neatly fit within the rule set are remainders and are equal opportunities for design. The rule set that I explored for the design of a multiple academy high school in downtown LA involved the stacking and bundling of linear Fibonacci sequences. Using my rule set, I was able to organize the high school at a global and local scale. At a global scale, I separated the multiple academies in five striated bands. Within each academy, I created gap floors that separate the linear sequences. At a local scale, I organized common spaces in the modules that jut out and classroom spaces in the spine of each linear sequence. Because the program of the gym was large and had specific lighting requirements, I treated it as a separate volume from the bundled mass and designed in the roof deep lofted volumes that diffuse light. The gym is a designed remainder and operates in tension with the bundled volume that follows the Fibonacci sequence. Thus, rule and remainder operate in tandem to create this multiple academy high school.