Blogumulus by Roy Tanck and Amanda Fazani

Studio organization and time schedule:

The studio will be divided into two main sections: Phase 1 and Phase 2 for each of the corresponding semesters.
Phase one:
1. Architectural analysis project:
The students in the studio will be given a list of architectural projects to choose from and analyse within a period of two weeks, based on the curriculum of the Architectural Analysis Elective. This will be a “crash” workshop to start up research and discuss concepts and ideas of space. The students will be expected to present a significant amount of research based on the collection of plans and drawings of the projects which will be used to report on their building of choice in a short written report.
2. Research and Analysis of the United nations headquarters:
In a manner similar to the workshop above, the students will be asked to conduct research on the UNHQNYC and collect information about its history and delivered designs, successful and not. In addition to that, the students can collect statistical information from other worldwide sources to enable our understanding of large scale groups and organizations that offer significantly to world culture and politics and try to reconstruct an image of the world not merely based on the political world map, but other perhaps less visible but equally impactful forces.
3. Midterm: presentation of results and concepts.
4. Concept and thesis development:
Following the midterm presentation and the comments received from the professors and Jury the students will form groups 2 or 3 that will work on common projects until the end of the semester.
5. Finals: presentation of group concepts to the jury.
Phase Two:
 In this phase, the students will be asked to continue their projects and deliver a comprehensive study of the building. The delivery target of the studio this semester is to come to well thought of, complete projects that can be assessed on the merits they offer, both in terms of organizational and innovation and skill in completing a project in the relevant scale. More on this phase will be available at the end of the coming semester.