Project II - Exercise 08-09

Formalize your spatial ideas into a coherent proposal in models, drawings, and diagrams.
•  How are the various areas of occupation differentiated?
•  What are the boundaries and connections between spaces?  How are they defined?  Are they physically present or only implied?
•  How does the structure meet the ground/what is its relationship with the ground?
•  What are the qualities of light in the occupied spaces?

Exercise 08 due Sunday September 29:
•  Produce a series of sketches and diagrams that explain your project through distilled information graphics, or mapping of information onto conventional drawings. Post your diagrams to the blog by Sunday night.
Exercise 09 due Monday September 30:
•  Rework your ½” = 1’-0” model.  At this point you can use materials other than plaster (in addition to, or instead of) in order to explore and develop your proposal.  However, you are restricted to a maximum of two materials.  Models should represent your current ideas on the relationship between the human body, space, and the structure of the built work.  Consider using the following materials: chipboard, corrugated cardboard (clean with no labels), basswood (no barcodes), wood dowels, piano wire, plaster.

•  Draft a ⅛” = 1’-0” plan and section.  What is visible and important to show at this scale?  How does one approach the proposal?  Are there different experiences depending on the angle of approach?  What, if anything, can be seen and understood about each of the spaces from a distance?  The scale determines the level of granularity of how you study the built environment in relationship to the human body, view, connections, access, movement, space, tectonics.  

•  Using images, colors and textures (from magazines, newspapers, rubbings that you’ve taken, etc.) collage over the drafted plan.  Every color/texture should help describe the plan and inform the viewer of the general atmosphere that you are trying to create with your proposal.  Focus on pattern relationships and intersections as well as color blocking and composition. For examples, see the following:

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