TwoXTwo was an in-depth exercise, completed by the entire second year studio, that studied the conventional uses of public spaces and those uses shaped public interaction. This research translated into the study of designing for public versus private programs, and the emotions / social norms that align with each. The TwoXTwo structure resembles a kinetic and undulating form that challenges the typical uses of an open space.
Constructed with mainly 2x2’s, this project was a student design-build aimed at tackling many construction challenges and techniques. Similar in form, SHoP Architects’ Dunescape served as major inspiration to the project. The installation was located in the College of Design atrium at Iowa State until it was disassembled and relocated as an art installation at Reimen Gardens in Ames, Iowa.