FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
PROFESSOR: JORGE SAN MARTIN
LOCATION: SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
In savannah, one is often impressed by the variety of housing typologies embedded in its fabric. Within a height limited urban fabric composed of small lots, endless alternatives occur which embrace their dimensional limits with invention and creativity. While the overall massing of building may be prescribed, the internal configurations are unique and customized to reflect a wide range of living possibilities.
This project seeks to investigate living in Savannah. It brings together a multidisciplinary group of artists under one roof. The inhabitants of this building are visiting artists who are recipients of a one-year fellowship to work and live in Savannah. These artistes can be painters, architects, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers or others. These artists each have their own unique disciplines and a way of perceiving and occupying space yet are interested in working and living within an interdisciplinary collective.
The project’s main focus is the creation of spaces that are specifically designed for each artist. The inhabitants chosen: Kandinsky, Picasso, mc Escher and da Vinci have different theories but similar characteristics that complement one another.
Artists are then paired up depending on the similarity of their work, creating two apartments units, one about perspective and the following about proportions on either side of the terrain. One with angular spaces and the other with perpendicular spaces. Therefore, the merged space in the middle serve as a courtyard with nature, to represent the combination of all theories.