The Hidden Room, First Semester Core Studio

by  Chen Lu (MArch I ’15) [1-6], and Ben Burdick (MArch I ’15) [7-9]

This project involves designing a group of five rooms, one of which seems to be hidden from the other four. The program requires providing a means of access to the hidden room while controlling the degree to which the room becomes vulnerable to disclosure.

On the one hand, the hypothesis of concealment requires consideration of the relationship between the visual, experimental and conceptual bases of architecture. On the other hand, it elicits the interpretation of a specific idea and the processes by which it is represented in architectural drawings and given three-dimensional form.