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Thursday, 10 September, 6:00 pm

Dwelling Without a Plan is the culmination of a yearlong research project by Ed Ogosta, AIA LEED AP as Woodbury University’s Visiting Fellow in the Department of Architecture. The exhibition questions the architect’s default reliance on accepted means of architectural delineation—such as plans, sections, elevations, and models—as sufficient enough tools to fully forecast the abundance of experiences of a constructed building perceived in situ. Instead, this exhibition explores the possibilities of creating architecture without such plans, by denying their use in the design of an imagined project; in this case: a house in rural central California. Alternate media, such as film, collage, object arrangements, diagrams, mock-ups, and vignettes are employed to articulate the real, sublime experiences of dwelling in the house, illuminating situational contexts, episodic events, haptic sensations, and intensified atmospheres.

Ed Ogosta is a licensed architect and Principal of Edward Ogosta Architecture in Culver City, California. His work is rooted in the pragmatic realities of architecture, yet pursues a deep interlock between concept, built artifact, and embodied experience. He has garnered numerous accolades, including four design Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects, the national AIA Small Projects Award, the Residential Architect Magazine Design Award, and finalist nominations for the Interior Design Best of Year Award, ArchDaily Building of the Year Award and Architizer A+ Award. The work has also been published widely, in magazines such as Dwell, Interior Design, Architect, Metropolis, and MARK.

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