Systems of Space: From 2D to 3D and Back Again


  • Eleanor Pries University of California Berkeley


Architecture studio begins with varied muses. The studio brief brings a device to analyze — a site, precedent, artwork, ecology, or form-finding operation. Among them is a common moment, the leap from analysis to design, with a concept. It is a complex moment for the beginning design student, with intuition and iteration, with foundering and maybe some luck. Some students harbor preconceptions about form and space. Here are three form-finding pedagogies (4-8 week) for bridging the gap between prompt and concept, rapidly.