From exploring the architectural potential of a brown paper bag, models were made using basswood for support and given cardinal directions to explore light studies. In addition, orthographic drawings of the paper bag, study drawings, and sketchbook drawings were done as process.
Rock Paper Scissors Pt.2
From exploring a rock as a spatial generator and counterpoint to a binary structure. Exploration of an additional site plan was done as well. I built scaffolding to support the rock in this specific position, the scaffolding was also thought of as habitable. Plan, elevation, and section cut drawings were also implemented to further study the rock museum.
Three haute couture looks from the following houses: Dior, Chanel and Balenciaga. Diagrams were made of each to show geometric refinement, structure and movement.
Haute Couture Pt. 2
Using the haute couture diagrams as a starting point, a 6 inch tall model was made for each garment using basswood, chipboard, and paper that begin to “construct” the essence of each garment. Each structure was a hybrid expressing the geometry, structure and movement explored in the diagrams. Some parts of the model were able to physically move as well. Finally, each person in the team was to make a final model incorporating all ideas from the three dresses. Movement was key. A “public highway” was to be implemented to connect all models using basswood, trace and paper.
Studio DBO (design, build, observe) Redesign of Campus Observatory
Design and eventually build a new observatory on the arts campus. Collaboration with the physics department and town of Geneva, NY was part of the process to make one final design. The class was split into three groups to develop three different site and building models, as well as study drawings.