Playful Architecture Model
July 27, 2023

A compact model was constructed with the primary purpose of exploring the interconnections between the different parts of a residence. This model, resembling a kit of parts, offers a playful and creative approach to designing, as each building element can be disassembled and reassembled in various configurations. The model also serves as an investigation into the site, meticulously carved out of raw cardboard to depict the grading that seamlessly integrates the house into the hill it rests upon. Elizabeth Herrmann’s architectural designs emphasize the close relationship between the building and the land, evident in the raw and earthy materials chosen for the model. With all components scaled down, the model is both manageable and conducive to thorough and fun exploration.

Summer Intern Leslie-Fairuz Abad-Neagu
July 27, 2023

LESLIE-FAIRUZ ABAD-NEAGU arrived from NYC with a keen interest in exploring Vermont’s residential architecture. Having successfully completed her third year at the Cooper Union with studies focused on urban housing, she now aspires to deepen her understanding of rural homes. Additionally, Leslie eagerly anticipates acquainting herself with the broader architectural culture in Vermont and indulging in the state’s scenic outdoors during her free time. Other interests of hers include photography, museum going, and swimming.

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