ARC 201 - Architecture Design Studio 3

(Top: Le Corbusier, Dom-Ino prototype, 1914, Bottom: OMA, Agadir Convention Center, 1990).

(Top: Le Corbusier, Dom-Ino prototype, 1914, Bottom: OMA, Agadir Convention Center, 1990) 

Let’s celebrate the 105-years-old Dom-ino system by Le Corbusier. By this prototype, we are freed from the traditional practice of building facade, liberated from the conventional dependence on tectonics, and released from the plan typology. Before the Dom-ino system, the structure, history, and authority were evident on the facade, but Corbusier saw this system as a ‘free facade’ and ‘free plan’ toward the architecture of the new industrial era. 

We will investigate cases based on the fact that, even now, our contemporary practice is inevitably inherited from this system with fun, creative, and unexpected twist (for an example, see Agadir Convention Center by OMA). We will learn how this system is aggregated or mutated beyond a technical device for production. Then, we will explore our own morphological development from this framework closely studying both how to move people through stairs, ramps, and elevators, and how to respond to physical, ecological, and cultural contexts of the project.


Jin Young Song's research and practice in the U.S. and Korea investigate parametric design of dynamic facade systems and the socio-cultural importance of the building facade.
Adjunct Professor - Department of Architecture - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
Julia Jamrozik is a designer whose research and practice center on public space, public buildings and the role that both playfulness and play can have in shaping these environments.
Adjunct Professor - Department of Architecture   - Crosby 207
Adjunct Instructor - (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture - Crosby Hall 324