I spent the first half of the second semester working with a partner to research, draw, and model the house "Villa Dall'Ava," by Rem Koolhaas.
I spent the second half of the semester working individually to design a visitor/research center to accompany the "Villa" on site. The "Villa" is a highly unusual building built with an amalgam of materials, and it seems to confront its neighboring homes, making it an excellent example of the bold style of Koolhaas. I wanted the visitor center to have a visual relationship to the "Villa;" so, I decided to create an unusual building as well. However, I wanted the "Villa" to continue to stand out with its own separate syle. Therefore, since Koolhaas uses geometric forms and a wide variety of materials, I decided to use entirely organic forms.