Graduate Architecture

Posted October 4, 2021

Graduate Architecture Presents ‘Hyperlapse Chambers’ at the Weitzman School of Design

The latest iteration of the Department of Architecture’s Pavilion Project, Hyperlapse Chambers is an installation of designs by first-year graduate architecture students taking place in Meyerson Hall on Wednesday/Thursday, October 6th &7th at 2–6pm. The installation will be livestreamed on Weitzman's YouTube channel.

The 501 studio Hyperlapse Chambers will explore and re-examine digital techniques in regards to details and tectonics. Our discipline has a long and rich history of architectural details and of our contemporary digital tools' relationship to technology, art, science, material and structural innovations as well as their implied politics. The multi-scalar and often infinite zoom, in and out, allows us to design objects, spaces and forms at the micro to the macro scale in a continuous and fluid method.

Each Hyperlapse Chamber is designed by a team of four to five students under the guidance of a studio critic. Each studio section explored a specific material research, digital fabrication technique, and formal methodology as it relates to the Hyperlapse theme. The Hyperlapse technique attempts to capture conditions that are beyond our perceptibility and require new modes of representation and multi-scale design thinking in order to make them comprehensible. The intersections between the hybrid digital conditions and real physical constraints will be an important aspect of this Chamber project. This hybrid condition can be viewed by using the QR codes found at each physical installation.

The 501 studio is coordinated by faculty member Danielle Willems with critics José Aragüez, Dorian Booth, Kiki Goti, Daniel Markiewicz, Ryan Palider, Eduardo Rega, and Laia Mogas Soldevila. 

Special Thanks to Karl Wellman, Dennis Pierattini, Emily Shaw, and all the 501 Teaching Assistants.

The installation will be on view October 6–7, in the Upper Gallery, Plaza Gallery, and Courtyard at Meyerson Hall at the Weitzman School of Design. There is a public opening on Wednesday, October 6, at 2pm. Face coverings and social distancing are required.

Explore the complementary exhibition website showcasing additional renderings and phases of design.