While studying in Mexico City in the summer of '04, I partcipated in a studio where the main focus was the design of an Embassy for a small country. My partner Lisa Skiles were incharged of the full design; from plans to sections and vignettes of spaces.
With the site located in Mexico City security was a big concern, other major features wasto inclde a library, Ballroom space and a Spiritual space, since the Embassy was not given a denomination.
Lisa and I focused on the experiencial transition of spaces, mostly studied through vignettes and a physical model. Elevations and sections came from perspective studies, and vignette studies of light. The plan however came about from the urban study of the site; traffic versus flow of people.
Charcoal Sketch; Aqueduct and mountains. Queretaro, Mexico
Spatial vignettes and light studies, from Ramirez Sketchbook.