New student architecture exhibit on view at The Hinkle Memorial Library Gallery Jan. 22 – Feb. 28.
Stop by anytime during our library open hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 1 - 7 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 11 p.m.
Professor Richard Carlo, Architecture and Design, instructed his students to work within a 2ft by 2ft cube. The objective was to conceptualize and create “texture” in a newly introduced computer software program called “Rivet”. Within uniform spacial parameters and the theme of texture, students would design their ideal work space; one which included a private “office area” and an “exhibition space” to display their digital design prints and architectural models.
Students completed their assignment in three weeks, transforming their ideas from sketches on paper, to digital designs, and finally a three dimensional model. This may sound simple, but it was a very difficult assignment when you consider the amount of variables included in the process. Dreaming of your ideal office might be easy, but going from creating texture with paper then switching to considering how to make texture with wood, metal, concrete and other building materials isn’t so easy. Each students approach is creative, unique, and personal. It leaves you wondering how you would approach the assignment at hand and provides a glimpse into what practicing architects need to consider designing a functional space successfully.
If you would like to inquire about use of the gallery please email Jenny Hillenbrand at HillenJB@alfredstate.edu, or visit the library web page for more information.