Advanced Design Studio: Krier

Project Description

As an introduction to classical architecture, an in-depth, lexical study of a specific architect was completed. The architect I studied was Otto Wagner and I was tasked with designing a villa, townhouse, kindergarten, and non-denominational church. The church is designed to play up its location in Leon Krier’s master plan for “Guatemaya” by framing multiple plazas and a garden. Additionally, the church is an important civic building and becomes a way- finding tool for pedestrians to orient themselves within the city center. Focusing primarily on the look and feel of the city, a series of scenographic studies were done to understand the buildings' relationship to the street and the adjacent park.