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From Organization to Collective Form

One specialty of the city is that its physical form and its organization cannot be discussed individually. Every kind of organization and aggregation implies a certain kind of formal and spatial expression. Researching the linkage of the two forms is an important part of our work and triggers projective interpretation. The city only happens once an aggregation of single (individual) entities produces cumulative effects – in other words forms a collective. 

East of Piazza Navona. Nolli's Rome transforms from texture to individual objects. Drawing.
Corbusier's infinite floor. Plan.
Image credits: Alysen Hiller, Studio Lehnerer/UIC
Dormers, sills and jams. Roof-scape.
Image credits: Dolly Davis, Studio Lehnerer/UIC
A roof is a roof is a roof. View from the north and the south. Model.
Image credits: Janis Rucis, Studio Lehnerer/UIC
Popular plastics. Section of a series of typical Northern-German Single Family Houses put together too closely. Model.
Image credits: John Donoghue, Studio Lehnerer/UIC
The lobby. The interiority of the city. Model.
Image credits: Lluis Victori, Studio Lehnerer/UIC
The naked castle and the subdivision plan. Plan.
Image credits: Matt Vander Ploeg, Studio Lehnerer/UIC
The stairs' the new ramp. Model.
Image credits: Nicolas Krause, Studio Lehnerer/UIC
Simple flips. Intrusions into the ground. Axonometric Drawing.
Image credits: Darya Minosyants/Ryan Johnson, Studio Lehnerer/UIC