Hôtel de Sherman Oaks


Los Angeles . California

Academic / Studio

Instructor: Erin Besler

09 - 12 2017 / 10 weeks

Through methods of shape differentiation and square-footage analysis in Hôtel de Beauvais, an exploration of relationships between naming conventions of rooms and their predetermined shapes was carried out. An addition was proposed through the incorporation of a single spatial element, the main entrance corridor from Hôtel de Beauvais, as a shape with square-footage. This symmetrical element provides circulatory access in multiple axes. By orienting and scaling this shape according to each predetermined space, the monotonous rectilinear rooms are broken down by the new universal shape in serving dwelling functions. The directional control of the single element transforms the circulatory paths and spatial treatment in and around the house.