This week, students in Matt Martino’s Architectural Design Studio class presented thoughtful and creative designs for client-specific mountain lake homes.
In the design of the homes, the students had to consider their clients’ interests as well as the unique setting. They were tasked with creating a dwelling for an engineer who designs sustainable methods of harnessing wind power and is a sailing enthusiast. The client’s partner may be a chef, athlete, outdoor enthusiast, or actor. Each mountain home could be set in a tropical mountainside, Swiss alpine, or arid desert.
As they delivered their presentations, the students traced the steps in their creative process, from research and early prototypes to the final product. Each team received constructive feedback from their peers as well as from Mr. Martino.