A.B.O.D.B.

  • Architecture Based On Drawing Buildings (A.B.O.D.B.) was a studio focused on developing form through the vagueness of how one can interpret information within a drawing. The work began by extracting a “sample” or 10,000 sq ft contiguous volume from an existing structure, in this case, Sagrada Familia. The volume was then analyzed through the act of computational drawing via a pen plotter. The second stage of the studio focused on reinterpreting the original drawing and creating an abstracted iteration of the original space. The final stage was to model this newly designed space and create a programless structure that utilized this newly developed “sample.”  The resulting structure is nestled into the hillside of the site and focuses on giving users a juxtaposed experience between the geometric form of the exterior and the descent into a natural cavelike interior.