Sunday, October 31, 2010

Section of wood project

This is a section of the larger scale model. It is meant to show how the wood is held together. I cut slits ing the top of each piece, the same width as the piece  it would be attached to. Then, with a little bit of pushing and wiggling, the pieces fit close together and are stable. I found, though, that if I cut the slits deeper down into the wood, then the more sturdy it would become.
This is the larger scale model that I made of the semi-circles. I realized that by having the object about 3 feet high was, different, yes, but also not as aesthetically pleasing. The spirals and alternation that I had created wasn't as evident as in the smaller scale, so I decided to stick with the 3 inch semi-circles.

Wood Project (model)

At first, this model as supposed to be a scaled down version of the actual product, but after making another model that was supposed to the actual size, i realized that the spiral staircase effect disappeared when the pieces got larger and farther apart. I found that the smaller scaled pieces gave the look that I was going for much clearer than the larger one.

Project Board

For light light effect I chose to represent how the opposite side of a lighted object is always darker than the illuminated side, making a silhouette. I regret making the little glitter effects on the side of each representation. I got the idea of the 3D wooden platform from looking the at work in the gallery of more experienced Interior Architects. Despite what most people have said, I do find my 3D diagram to be helpful in understanding the phenomenon, although it is no where near as appealing as my actual picture.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tadao Ando

Light is a visible, natural phenomenon that illuminates objects. It is beneficial to humans, animals, and even plants. Ando believed that natural light and architecture was so precious that it shouldn't be vandalized, so he manipulated the light through the interior and exteriors of buildings. In this day and age, humans tend to get right down to the construction of tearing down objects that they perceive gets in their way, when in actuality, said objects could benefit them. I believe that Ando's thoughts on preserving natural and human-made objects is honorable because it's a new way of thinking, a new way that more people should adopt.
This picture is of an office building that Ando designed in Tokyo. He placed the building so well that the entire structure obtains more natural light than it does artificial. The light premiers the detailed steel ceiling, making this probably the most aesthetic work area made by man.

This church that Ando made is just breath-taking. It captures the whole concept of what the building is for in the actual construction. He allowed the only window in the entire room to be a cross, which is overwhelmingly filled with symbolism. In this dark room, the only luminary is a cross, so powerful. 

Tadao Ando is almost the complete opposite of Toyo Ito. Ito is known for his transparent buildings, whereas Ando uses concrete to construct his buildings.  

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

S.B. Seating System

After I got this assignment back, I realized that I should have just slowed don, taken a step back, and looked at the drawing. It's so obvious now that I should have put the back piece on the Plan Oblique. But I would have to say that I like my placement and the placement of my lettering.

Object A & B (Plan Oblique)

This is my least favorite pictorial. To me, it skews the object too much, making it too unrealistic. Personally, if I had to choose, I wouldn't portray an object in this view for a client. My circle in this drawing is much better than that of the Elevation Oblique. But I could still work on my lettering, which currently is getting better every time I write.

Object A & B (Elevation Oblique)

This drawing is not new to me, but the name is. I was never taught that there was different Obliques. In this drawing, I think I could have made a better circle, it look very uneven and blockish. Also, my lettering, especially the "J's" could have been better if I used a straight edge for it, rather than curving the entire bottom. But I am getting better at visualizing an image, like Object B and being able to translate it onto paper.

Object A & B (Isometric)

I think that I have gotten to the point where I have become skilled in drawing Isometrics, but I have yet to fully understand the "triangle method of drawing circles". I just plot out the square and the midpoints of each segment, skip the triangles, and then draw the isometric circle using 2 different circles. Or just find a template that matches. But I have been trying to work on my line weight to try to make it as consistent as possible. This was my first check plus and I was so happy when I found out!

Monday, October 4, 2010

First critique of twigs

This was my idea for the "Battle of Wisteria". After making this, I was not content. I kept thinking that I would never give this as a gift to one of my loved ones, which is the way in which I judge my projects. My binding agent was originally going to be barbed wire, but I quickly learned that it it not sold everywhere and only sold in HUGE amounts.

second to last try of twigs

This was the step before I tried to expose the inside of the tetrahedron. At this point, I was still using a hot-glue gun, as proven on the joints. I then, after many failed attempts, came up with the binding agent that would dry clear, which was simple Elmer's glue. Never over look the obvious.

Try 1 of Twigs

This was my first experiment to try to simplify the project. I tried to make the tetrahedron out of only 3 sheets of paper, but finding a binding agent proved harder since the inside would be exposed.

Practice 12 twigs

In this experiment, I used plain notebook paper to try to create my project by only using 1 single sheet of paper, rather than many triangles put together. On notebook paper it worked out, but on the paper that I chose, it didn't work out.

Final Stwig (Inside)

At this angle of my finished project, I wanted to emphasize what the twigs were doing inside, which is criss-crossing to form another triangle.

12 Twigs

With this project, my first thought was to have a "Battle against Wisteria", but by using the triangle that was the most compelling aspect of my first try, I pierced my 12 red twigs through a white tetrahedron. 

Leaf Project

This is my finished "place for a leaf". My first idea was to make the paper represent the sun and the nourishment it provided all living things, including leaves, but then it evolved into something much more advanced. With the help of everyone's opinion and my interpretation, I changed the assignment to be more like making a place for the paper.