Discontinuous Continuity  

Critic: Phu Hoang  
Spring 2018  

Research drawing-diagram imagining the cohabitation
between car and human on a 24-hour cycle

It is a study of cohabitation through juxtaposition: interior-exterior, expansion-contraction, light-shadow, warmth-cool, continuity-discontinuity. In the near future, internal-combustion vehicles park in the open-to-air spaces while classroom-based learning occupies the shielded interior. In the far future, as both automobile and learning become autonomous, the programs interchange spaces. The future learning is fully integrated into the workspace, featuring a free-flow of people and knowledge in the physically open yet sensorially defined spaces.
Figure-ground drawing showing the programming
in the near and the far future

In a building without hard boundaries, it is the spatial qualities and temporal experiences that defines zones of activities.

Final model showing metal rod screens as soft divisions
Study model showing physical and sensorial thresholds

Split axonometric showing the interchange of programmatic spaces from the near to the far future

Sectional perspective showing both futures: red denotes the near future and blue denotes the far future.



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