MTN DTLA

Collective Housing in Downtown LA
FABRICATION LAB

Student:

Christopher Gallegos (M.Arch I 2020) & Glen Marquardt (M.Arch I 2020)

Course:

Core IV Kuo Studio (Spring 2018)

Project:

1:500 process models throughout the semester

Almost every week, across the entirety of the semester, we produced a 3D print (or more than one a week) which assisted us in tracking the progress of our design process after each crit

1:500 process models throughout the semester

In tracking the etymology of the design, we could always refer back to designs what worked and what didn ftt, almost like a physical notebook.

1:500 process models throughout the semester

Eventually we landed on a design that worked for us and continued building on this digital model

1:500 process models throughout the semester (close-up)

When we were content with the main form, we were able to make slight alterations to the digital models and test programmatic spaces

1:500 process models throughout the semester (close-up)

It helped that the shared studio context model was decided earlier on in the semester and we could continually plug-and-play our designs

1:500 process models throughout the semester (close-up)

It was important to have discrete digital models with strict dimensions that we both worked on so that the size of these tests didn ftt change over the course of the semester. Find optimum 3D printer settings before undertaking these tests (1/16 in thick columns did not work!)


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