The TAS Lounge Project was conceived as a Vertical Design Studio involving students of 1st, 2nd and 4th years. The objective of the vertical design studios was to introduce a ‘master’ – ‘apprentice’ learning relationships between junior and senior students and create better bonding among them.
While these were good intentions, the studios were not that effective due mainly to a lack of coordination among students left to themselves. Nevertheless, this was a great experience but sadly, this Vertical Studio was not re-enacted during the subsequent years. Much could have been learnt through collaborative projects involving students of all years.
For this week long project, the brief was to design a lounge for the architecture students as well as review the internal layout of the studios for a more efficient use of space, power sockets and projectors. Each group consisted of roughly 12 students, 4 from each year.
My contribution on this project includes the conceptualization, the process as well as the modeling stages. At the end of the week a Jury consisting of the NUS architectural professors evaluated each scheme and the best one was chosen for implementation.
Credits are due to the 14 students of verticalstudio.groupfour.2005