It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world, we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the face that we are surrounded by it. The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled. – John Berger
In the first three projects of the quarter, students considered qualities that make living and working environments work well, as well as how we perceive and represent them in their respective contexts. This final project challenges you to consider each of these areas further and to combine them into a single building in an urban context. The project will require close urban site, program and client analysis as the basis for an extended conceptual and pragmatic design process. Photography is integrally linked to architecture, not only as a design tool and means to record buildings and cities, but also as a medium that fundamentally relies on light and the framing of views.