CASE STUDY IN TRANSLATION
This project, my undergraduate thesis, produces a contemporary translation of the Case Study Houses of the 1940s-60s, relying on algorithmic, scripting-based techniques to aid in the translation.
Early algorithmic studies reproduced forms, structural systems, and programmatic relationships from the original houses. A second set focused on producing analyses rather than reproductions of issues more specific to the houses themselves, dealing with questions of light, views, siting, privacy, and shared space.
The project culminated in a proposal for a new housing development in Hollywood, which translates the original concerns for privacy and shared space into an algorithmic system for producing user-driven housing in a higher-density urban condition.
Advisors: Lily Chi, Jenny Sabin