AIA CES Credits
AV Office
Abstract Publication
Academic Affairs
Academic Calendar, Columbia University
Academic Calendar, GSAPP
Admissions Office
Advanced Standing Waiver Form
Alumni Board
Alumni Office
Anti-Racism Curriculum Development Award
Architecture Studio Lottery
Avery Library
Avery Review
Avery Shorts


STEM Designation
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Skill Trails
Student Affairs
Student Awards
Student Conduct
Student Council (All Programs)
Student Financial Services
Student Health Services at Columbia
Student Organization Handbook
Student Organizations
Student Services Center
Student Services Online (SSOL)
Student Work Online
Studio Culture Policy
Studio Procedures
Summer Workshops
Support GSAPP
This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University's usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the Columbia University Website Cookie Notice Group 6
Arch gooden jonathan foy fa19 05 studio unit sections

Garden Cloister Complex

A Garden Cloister Complex is a compound of hyper-dense single-story stacked private garden modules with limited inter-communal access. The modules alternate between open air volumes and sunlight corridors. This configuration prioritizes privacy and refuge in residential architecture regardless of wealth accumulation. The garden apartment is an alternative to the status quo drawer apartment: stacked living units with restricted light and air exposure. The latter typology is cause for heavy reliance on public green space, spaces of mutual distrust and defensive social tactics in an area of hyper media saturation and surveillance.

This proposal also scrutinizes the psychological effects of material intricacy as well as automated construction techniques in structures forming ornamented space. Medieval Islamic and Gothic traditions are referenced for their compatibility to contemporary additive manufacturing methods. Further experiments investigating unconventional 3D printed structures and materials concluded that permanent formwork could potentially act as structure, insulation, and a façade system.