The Boston Architectural College Design Studio C-1 has teamed up with Design Museum Boston (DMB) for and exciting design venture. The client, DMB, has charged the studio with designing a mobile exhibition pavilion. It should be flexible enough to display many types of material and subjects, while simultaneously representing the branding message of DMB. In order to achieve this a schedule of client meetings will help to guide the students through the clients design needs. This process allows for real world client interactions and practical design inputs from the end users. The venture is in its first few weeks and a description of the current events are as follows.
This week all the students presented their initial interpretation of the mobile exhibition pavilion. The assigned design disciplines were combined with two new disciplines to stress the importance of the pavilions flexibility. Students drew inspiration from their research of the design disciplines and moved forward with some basic designs. The responses were varied, but all shared the need for mobility and intelligent design.
Plans, sections, diagrams, and perspectives were presented to the class in order to convey the intent of each students concept. For each student one of their perspective drawings were projected at full scale onto a blank wall of the studio. This helped to visualize at full scale the spatial implications of each design concept. In doing so a deeper investigation was achieved in class through discussion.
Moving forward, each student is to solidify their conceptual position for the mobile exhibition pavilion. Their concept is to be presented to the clients, Derek Cascio and Sam Aquillano, at the next studio session. At this point they must sell their idea and create a concrete path for the design of their individual pavilion. The studio is looking forward to presenting their ideas to the client and helping to provide an intelligent answer to this design problem.