Netley is a village which seems calm to the local residents. However, there is a secret military training base hidden beside this peaceful village. But astonishingly, the villagers have no idea about this training program even that the running paths for military distributed in the town which could lead the soldiers reach everywhere in this area. Even the residential areas in the village are connected to the fortress, ironically the villagers do not find any clue about what happened outside.

The village was surround by an elliptical fortress which only had one main entrance in order to protect the people during the zombie war. After the war, the residential buildings in this village had been rebuilt. However, the buildings which were attached to the fortress created several triangular corners. Because of the dread experience in the war, the villagers in this town used to stay in the corner as group. This activity gradually became one of the common tradition in this town. Nowadays, the corner still is an important collective space for the villagers.







Group Work: Fengqi Li & Yang Song
Workshop #1: Lead by William O’Brien Jr.
William O’Brien Jr., Principal of WOJR, is an Associate Professor in the MIT Department of Architecture and one of the founding members of Collective–LOK.

Architecture Itself

“Architecture Itself workshop series supplements recent inquires into the legibility and location of a discipline of architecture…These diverse trajectories and the equally diverse models of operation that characterize the four workshop leaders make a case for an alternative construction of architectural knowledge through the intensive design workshop – an event that blurs the boundaries, not only between thinking and doing, design and fabrication, and prototype and final product, but also between history, theory, representation, technology and design.” — Kyle Miller





Workshop Leaders
William O’Brien Jr., MIT Department of Architecture
Jennifer Bonner, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Erin Besler, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design
Alex Maymind, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design

Innovative Program Development Fund, Syracuse University
Michael Speaks, Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture
Julia Czerniak, Associate Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture
John Bryant, Fabrication Technician, Syracuse University School of Architecture
Gamze Kahya, Publication Production

Guest Critics
Prof. Ted Brown
Prof. Benjamin Farnsworth
Prof. Joseph Godlewski
Prof. Terrance Goode
Prof. Liz Kamell
Prof. Jonathan Louie
Prof. David Salomon
Prof. David Shanks

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