DAVID SAKUMOTO
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This collection features spring semester work in Design II (Corners in Space) and Representation II (Blooming Corners) during second semester, first year at Pratt Institute Undergraduate School of Architecture.

DESIGN II

Title: Corners in Space

Professor: Anthony Caradonna

Year: 2013

Status: Archived

Synopsis: Design II challenges occupiable space that is assigned an architectural program through a spatial narrative: Invisible Cities-Valdrada by Italo Calvino. Using Higgins Hall’s pit staircase for reference, Corners in Space features a custom designed program, a memorial (death) and living space (life), suitable for public, semi-private, and private spaces that carry out three significant elements: water, light, and juxtaposing corners. By building models and hand-drafting drawings, the project’s activity within the memorial and living space is developed which consists of prayers for death and sexual vivacity for life.
 

REPRESENTATION II

Title: Blooming Corners

Professor: Farzam Yazdanseta

Year: 2013

Synopsis: Representation II challenges the perception and accuracy of already fully integrated designs that are unbuilt. Using House X by Architect Peter Eisenman as a significant example in unbuilt designs, Blooming Corners explores the process, schematics, and spaces of House X and reinterprets the unbuilt design in a new light that transforms the definition of corners.