House for a Dance

RISD  |  Fall 2012  |  Design Principles

Professor Carl Lostritto

From lines to planes to solids to habitats, House for a Dance chronicles RISD's architectural design principles course. Moving through drawing, animation, sculpture, model, and drafting, a formal language is created and used in the final inhabited structure.


The final given program is to house and/or express Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps (informally Rite of Spring), a ballet and accompanied percussive score. Mapping the dance to find modes of expression coalesces with the evolved forms found through animation, drawing, and sculpture.