Site Plan



Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Fall 2017

Instructed by Florencia Pita

In collaboration with Samuel Flower

The project focused on questioning the possibility of semblances within architecture and the importance of the image in current discourse. The formal operations were based on a set of hand-made soaps as objects to generate a physical massing that would be translated into the virtual realm through photogrammetry, later to be digitally sliced and textured. As part of the process, texture patterns were followed to produce a tectonic solution for the building envelope. The result is a building that oscillates between the familiar and the ambiguous when seen at an architectural scale.

Left: N01 _ Soap Massing / Right: Tectonic Textures

Ground Floor Plan

Upper Floor Plan

South Elevation

Facade Chunk

Top Pan

South Site View _ Physical Model

North Site View _ Physical Model

Detail View _ Physical Model

Detail View _ Physical Model