Tadao Ando’s recently completed Centro Roberto Garza Sada, an architecture, art, and design school, presented a initially compelling geometry comprised of two “hyper-shells.” Upon further investigations into spatial organization, however, the architecture appeared less and less complex, until the final study became one focused on a self-defined operation performed on the building rather than the building itself. A form of constructed drawing, the plan oblique, became a grounding element for the investigation as well.
Exploded axons, one in the traditional 30 degree axonimetric (left) and the other in plan oblique (right)
Shear operation animation, diagram, and result
Final physical model returns the computer based operation back to a tactical, human experience