Masters A project 1 - exercise 02

This week you will shift from one planar surface to another.  The new material you will be working with is chipboard.  This transition to a similar, but unique material will affect the way in which you work, the type of operations that you can employ and the resulting design.  Take time to explore the new material, and brainstorm its unique properties. 

The new characteristic of thickness (which the chipboard inherently possesses) will affect the way that you will work and produce your variations.  Some of you may have already explored the approach of lamination in order to achieve rigidity and structure.  In addition to lamination, it is possible to de-laminate the chipboard material.  These operations present possibilities to create volume, depth, interior and exterior spaces etc. which subsequently allows the plane to evolve into a spatial idea.

There are a number of different “ply” chipboards.  You can choose whichever you want .

The next phase of Project 1 also introduces more performative requirements.  As you may have noticed, these are important because they become elements that start to inform your design.  

Exercise 02 due Monday September 10:

•  Photograph the previous assignment and scan the pattern drawings.  Email photos, scans, and a written paragraph of your intentions/observations to Helena.

•  Produce 3 variations of the exercise again each addressing all the requirements below:

a.  Marble must move and stop
b.  Marble must change direction
c.  Marble must change speed
d.  Marble must be visible and invisible   
e.  Marble must traverse a vertical change of at least 4 inches
f.  Marble must pass through at least two planes
•  Along with the models, bring drafted sections of each variation cut through the path of the marble.  This will begin to show the 3-dimensional nature of each design represented in 2-dimensions.  These sections should show the marble in at least one position, and use lineweights to represent hierarchy and depth.  As a reference, cut lines should be drawn using 2B-8B lead and background should be drawn using 2H-8H lead.

Suggested Reading: Chapter 7 “Principles” pg 338-402 in Architecture: Form, Space, and Order by Francis C

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