Practical Exercise 2 - Danny Janse

This image 'as the title in the picture says' is about the purity of emotions people with Down Syndrome have. If they're happy, everything is wonderful and they are the happiest people in the world. But on the other side, when they're sad or angry, this will reflect on everything in their surrounding as well. If they're angry, than everything is bad.

You can see this as a negative thing, but i think in this case we need to be more like them, than they need to be like us. If they don't like someone, they won't be kind to this person. And when they like someone, they will let this person know as well. This pureness and being their true selves is someone we "people without down-syndrome" can learn from them. Cause when we don't like someone but we still need their help or something similar, we will pretend to like them and for example laugh to their jokes, even though in your head you don't find it funny at all. Being our true selves is something we can learn for people with down-syndrome.

Vera M. Drawing: Action of the client, Casa de Moraleja, Shizophrenic

Workshop sketches

By: Lisanne Alexandre, Ege Balcil, Danny Janse & Angela Shepherd Diaz

Sketches during the workshop 

Finished sketches 

Lisanne Alexandre

Ege Balcil
in progress 

Danny Janse
in progress 

Angela Shepherd Diaz 
in progress 

Team 3 - Micro Architecture Proposal

By: Lisanne Alexandre, Maria Helene Saether & Rafal Strzelczak

The idea 

People with autism are the same people as us, the only difference is the amount of autistic traits. No person is exactly the same and there are a lot of different types and graduations of autism. 

The good thing about autism is that mostly they are very good at a few things, but therefore they underdevelop other things. 
Someone can for example be very good at maths, but his social skills on the other hand can be poor. 

We tried to translate this in a 1:1 model, a micro architecture.
The idea is a box. The inside represents the persons 'own world', the red dot will be the good part of autism, their expertise. The outside represents the rest of the world. The person inside is mostly concentrated on the red dot, because he is very good at it and likes to do it. He can look and interact with the outside world trough a small window whenever he wants, but mostly he will be concentrated at the dot. 

Their expertise are the best thing about them. Sometimes they are even better than people that society thinks as 'normal'.
They are really good at focussing and concentrating on that thing.
They also are the people they want to be, their true selves. They don't try to be someone else, someone they are not.

The measurements and material 

De menselijke maat. & ir.D.Leever-van der Burgh. Delftse Universitaire Pers. (1980)
The human scale. & ir.D.Leever-van der Burgh. Delft University Press. (1980)

We added 10 centimeters to the measurements, because this is an average human scale. 
625 + 100 = 725
875 + 100 = 925 
Final box: 725 x 975 x 975 mm

For materials we choose karton. We did this because the material is easy to work with and fits well with the box idea.
We will use stenley knives to cut the karton and as adhesive we will use glue or tape. 

Technical drawing 

Practical exercise Activity

Danny Janse

The Dark background represents the fear of sharing a area that in the mind of our client is his.
The handshake of the bright colors (green & red) illustrates the pureness and kindness of the client to help other people in need. The white lines should represent the staircase where the agreement of the sharing of space has been made.

Mónica Hidalgo | Workshop final drawing

We were working on the evolution of the kitchen through the time.

So, for the kitchen in 3015 I proposed the 'Walking machines'. They operate as a public service and his main purpose is to provide you pills with the main nutrients that humans needs, taken by genetic modified molecules. They walk through the city putting on your 'kitchen'(an electronical device) the pills that you and your family needs. 

Its main advantage is the reduction of waste and trash (also reducing air and earth pollution), and the efficiency of the time spent on eating and cooking.

I took as an inspiration the idea proposed by British architect Ron Herron in 1964 published in the avant-garde architecture journal Archigram called 'The Walking City'.