Course: Arch 102a
The “Cave” project examines the architectural precedent as a means to actively engage the idea of history and architectural criticism as a continuation of design inquiry. In this case, the assigned precedent was a fragment of the “ Nolly Map” by Donato Bramante (Tempietto, Rome, 1502). Through an analysis of the given precedent, we find that the exterior spaces remain narrow and abruptly expand into open geometric enclosures. A series of shapes are overlapped to create interior spaces in accordance with the precedent’s condition of space.