Urban Inscriptions

Fall 2017, University of Pennsylvania

Software: Grasshopper, Illustrator, Rhino, Photoshop

Philadelphia row homes, with their regular volume and distribution over an urban block, have their own architectural language and traits. The project starts with studies of patterns and volumes and then experimented with insertion into a South Philly row home block. We are tasked with designing a gallery space as an addition to an existing rowhome, my insertion as “the corner block”. I identify three traits when generating patterns and volumes: “path”, “branches” and “dissolving”. The building volume takes on these three traits and serves programming purposes.

 © 2020 by Ying Luo

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