Borrowing language from roller coasters, the “Architectural Fun Ride” is a block-long, program-less building made up of interlocking segments that are connected by a continuous interior path. Each student was responsible for his/her segment with a goal of ensuring that users would remain motivated to walk through the entire structure. Issues of formal and functional adjacency were negotiated between “neighbors." This is a 3 week warm up exercise to prepare students for the main studio project.
Matias Creimer is a Los Angeles based architecture designer and professor of architecture. He has over 14 years of experience working for architecture design firms including his own studio. He has worked extensively on projects that range from single family homes to billion dollar, mixed-use developments in the US and abroad. He's currently running his own office in LA and teaching architecture studios at Otis College of Art and Design