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Junior Interior Design Students Foreshadow Future of Housing in Virtual Architecture Exhibition

Published October 20, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 5:00P - 6:00P | Free Event!

RSVP to see the Exciting Work and Meet the Students

2x8: DOMUM // Digital Student Show of the AIA-LA

Representing CSULB BFA Interior Design Program are students Joyce Leung, Yi Ju (Lia) Chen, Christy Lui, Amanda Fausto, Julie Yoo who are exhibiting projects developed in the Spring of 2020 in Professors Von Dominguez and Eduardo Perez's Desn 341B Junior Interior Design Studios.

The project was a short, intense, but very meaningful 6 week long exercise (#2 of 3 semester projects) this past Spring 2020 in the junior interior design studios (2 separate studio sections) lead by Assistant Professor Von Dominguez and Professor Eduardo Perez.

The students were to research and explore 'cross programming' as a means to engage the dynamics of our ever changing societal needs.

User groups / typologies consisted of the following: 

  • Single Parent Housing (temporary residency) + Child Day Care + Community Pop-Up Retail Space - small space on ground floor that can be changed every 1-2 weeks for either bringing in local businesses to produce revenue for the building and/or offer job/skills training for the parents and possibly open alternatives towards their career paths.
  • Recent Grads (temporary residency) + Senior Living (permanent residency) + Community Performance / Gallery Space - space that will allow the seniors to exhibit their creativity, as well as, perform and invite the community and recent grads to participate.
  • Transitional Housing for the Homeless + Laundromat + Café - Laundromat and café offers opportunity for not just the residents to have some of the basic essentials of feeling like a 'human' and they can gain skills in the café ala Homeboy Café and also allow the community to interact with this population in a safe, controlled, clean environment and de-stigmatize the homeless stereotype.

As this is an Interior Design Program, we supplied an existing non-descript building that the students would be able to locate anywhere that had the strongest relationship to their design focus.

We feel that we had a very successful series of explorations and touched upon profound mechanisms to further this research and offer viable housing solutions for those in need.


“There is no entry or exit, no ground floor or penthouse; there is only x, y, z. The 2020 2x8 Virtual Exhibition offers an untethered gallery experience within a field of equally accessible student pods distributed by a graphic scaffolding. The exhibition is both aesthetically specific, yet hierarchically indeterminate. Typography and materials coalesce through an exaggerated perspective. Students’ drawings and 3d models reside within uniquely shaped pods and visitor mobility between projects is purposefully undefined...” —Description by 2x8 Exhibition Designer Garet Ammerman.

Architecture will be experienced virtually as students of the top California architecture programs will be exhibited at 2x8: Domum, for its first year as an entirely virtual event. The Exhibition will open with a scholarship award ceremony for the winning projects, and will feature an immersive virtual environment where attendees are invited to explore the student work. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

AIA|LA is proud to host 2x8: Domum in it’s 14th iteration of the annual Student Exhibition. The annual exhibition showcases exemplary student work from 16 Architecture and Design Universities throughout California to celebrate the diversity of architectural philosophy and encourage conversation around a central theme. This year’s theme reflects on the dialogue surrounding housing in Los Angeles and other urban centers across the country. Students were encouraged to submit presentation materials and 3d models that respond to the theme with innovative solutions. The student projects will be integrated into an Virtual Reality experience which will allow the public to experience the work in a highly immersive way. On opening day, winning projects will be awarded scholarship prizes totaling more than $20,000.

In conjunction with the student show a competition was opened to University Faculty to design the exhibition space. Following worldwide closures of public events, the winning entrant, Garet Ammerman, was tasked to create an immersive environment to discover and experience the work in the virtual sphere.


The 2×8 Committee Presents: 2×8: Domum Exhibition Opening + Awards Ceremony
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 5:00P - 6:00P | Free Event!

See Next Gen Talent; About the Event and the Students
Be the first to meet leading next gen designers and view their work at the opening of 2x8: Domum, the AIALA’s Student Exhibition, Competition and Scholarship program--the first year the program goes entirely virtual. Then, be on hand when the winners and scholarships are announced.

A Mesmerizing Virtual Matrix; About the Exhibition Design
Wander through a mesmerizing digital matrix of virtual exhibition galleries designed by Garet Ammerman, THR.D studio, Inc, and developed by Bryan Zheng, WbML at USC.

This virtual exhibition space offers an untethered immersive gallery experience within a field of equally accessible student pods distributed by a graphic scaffolding.

Jury

  • Paul Petrunia - Archinect
  • Jennifer Bonner - MALL + Harvard GSD
  • Marc McQuade, AIA - Adjaye Associates

Top Students from the Following Institutions

  • CAL POLY POMONA
  • CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
  • COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
  • EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
  • GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • LOS ANGELES INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
  • NEW SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
  • OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
  • PASADENA CITY COLLEGE
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE
  • UCLA ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • WOODBURY BURBANK – ARCHITECTURE
  • WOODBURY BURBANK – INTERIORS