Ocular architecture

ARC605 | Spring 2008
Professor Kenneth MacKay

This studio investigated specific aspects of visual spatial perception and the extent to which this investigation could be used to generate unique spatial conditions in buildings. The studio consisted of three components:

RESEARCH – initial research into a specific condition which has been historically labeled a ‘disability.’

FABRICATION – Using the Materials and Methods Shop, students fabricated a one-to-one construction which was intended to create a spatial condition which was both enabling/disabling for the viewer.

BUILDING DESIGN – Students incorporated the results into the design of a new building focused on creating environments in which the ‘disabled’ participant is privileged in their engagement with the environment over the ‘able-bodied’ participant.