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Typeshifter

RMIT Bachelor of Architecture and Masters of Architecture Research Design Elective // Year: 2015 Semester 2
Students: Muhammad Amirruddin Shah Ahmad Nizam, Muhammad Syahmy Aiman Abdul Latiff, Liang Chen, Chun Wo Fu, Wenjin Lai, Nan Ma, Noel Phua, Ahmad Farhan Rusman, Mery Hermita Samosir, Siu Ming Wong, Xiaoyu Zhang, Wan Nur Bahiah Zulkifli, 

OPEN LABORATORY OF TYPOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS

A design elective that will be an open laboratory of typological experimentations looking at how contaminations of ‘other’ typologies can assist in re-inventing core architectural elements (form, circulation, function, etc.) to affect other types.  We will view types as pliant, abstract, mutative and adaptable.  We will analyse, question, and investigate existing types (small, medium, large) through drawings, diagrams and readings and ask “what else”, “what if” and “how” to produce speculative typological prototypes and ideas.

PROCESS BASED EXPERIMENTS

In conjunction with types; we will understand and choreograph process-based experiments as a catalyst for discovering and opening up new possibilities.  We will look at starting points, choreographing steps, filtering output and manipulating the process to generate a series of architectural propositions that may materialize in various ways: programmatic adjacencies, spatial arrangements, ornamental studies, material investigation, models, drawings, diagrams, collages.

CATALOGUE OF CONTAMINATED TYPES

Collectively and collaboratively, we will produce a catalogue of contaminated types.

This will exhibit individual students’ curated works on typological analyses, process experiments (failures and triumphs), and big idea speculations.