THE COURTYARD & THE CORRIDOR

Introduction to Architecture Drawing | Instructor: Matt Finn | Fall 2014

Value and analytical drawings were used to study the relationship between the courtyard, surrounding corridor, and stairs in Rapson Hall.

 

The change in floor materiality between each area led to the hypothesis that a hierarchy was being established. The stair banister remained unconnected to those of the hallway and courtyard, suggesting the two were distinct and the steps and their threshold were the integral element bridging and separating them. Upon further investigation however, it was discovered that from the perspective of the corridor, this vital connection becomes all but invisible to the viewer. Thus, while each space was indeed its own entity, the stairs were not as significant after all.