Monthly Archives: October 2013

GARDENING / BOXING SPACE MODEL

ARCH 251 – 02.3 Gardening – Boxing Space Model

“To generalise, we might suggest that a field condition would be any formal or spatial matrix capable of unifying diverse
elements while respecting the identity of each. Field configurations are loosely bounded aggregates characterized by
porosity and local interconnectivity.”
“Field Conditions” | Stan Allen

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MIDTERM REVIEW

This Thursday, October 24th is the Midterm Review.  In order to prepare for the review, an ARCH251- Final Review Layout has been created.  Each student is allowed one 8′-0″ by 4′-0″ surface.  The pin-up panels will be placed in position the night before the review and your name will be pinned to the surface you will be reviewing at.  You may begin pinning up Thursday at 1pm.  The review will begin promptly at 2pm.

ARCH251- Final Review Layout

Questions to consider for the review include:

1- How is the garden space defined according to mass, surface, and element?
2- What is the sequence of the garden?
3- How do the operations of the models relate to the garden?
4- How is the grid utilized as a framework to begin to define and articulate spatial relationships?
5- How do you define space?
6- What is the role of hierarchy, scale, and material in defining space?
7- How are solid/void, figure/ground relationships articulated in the model?

DIGITAL SOFTWARE: RHINOCEROS

Please make sure you check your computer to verify that your version of Rhino still works. If you have never installed Rhino before below is a link to download a demo version of the program.

Rhino 5 for windows – This fully functional (except the clipboard) version will save 25 times. After that it is still functional except it will not save and plug-ins will no longer run, unless you purchase a license.

RHINO LOGO

SPATIAL GRID REMIX

The drawing and models you have constructed are tools for the exploration and definition of space, through the careful manipulation of a grid. The Spatial Grid Remix Model is a method to continue to expand and explore the definition of space and its forms; bound, implied, enclosed, contained, open, etc. There is NO set list of spatial conditions or forms, much like notations (drawing) and operations (model) you are expected to define and challenge the criteria for how we define space. Remember to think about the elements (points, lines, surfaces) that participate in the definition of space. There is a direct relationship between these elements and the different materials (foam, wire, chipboard) you are using.

THINK ABOUT ESTABLISHING A HIERARCHY AND ORDER OF SPACES WHILE YOU MANIPULATE THE DEFINITION OF THE GRID.

Click for ARCH 251 – 02.2 The Spatial Grid Remix project handout

ARCH251-Stacked Plan Oblique

LINES + DRAWINGS + SPACE

Below is a link to Jones Partners Architecture, the studio our last lecturer, Doug Jackson was a partner at for several years. Please take some time to look through some of their projects and pay attention to the way in which space is defined and articulated. http://www.jonespartners.com/

Jones Partners - WTC Memorial

 

Below is a link to the work of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT). Please observe the use of lines to construct space within many of their drawings. http://www.mirallestagliabue.com/

 

EMBT-Drawing

EMBT - Drawing 2

BOXING SPACE: SPATIAL GRID MODELS + DRAWING

Assignment for Tuesday, 10/8: Reading, Spatial Grid Models (10), and Drawing (1) 

With the gardens, we worked with the organization of elements and operations primarily through cataloguing and modelling. As we move into Boxing Space, we will focus on the organization of space within a grid of nine equal squares. Our explorations will be carried out through modelling in foam, chipboard, and wire as well as drafting. In the end, we will have a graphical and modeled description of the way that space is structured within the generic form/space modulations of the box.

Click ARCH 251 – 02.1 The Spatial Grid for project handout

Click ARCH251 – Drawing + Grid Lecture

T. 10/08      Read evans_archreprojection
One (1) Spatial Grid Drawing
Ten (10) Spatial Grid Models – Blue Foam
* Bring Chipboard and Piano Wire to class

Th. 10/10    Read scherr_gridasbasisofdesign
One (1) Spatial Grid Model- Blue Foam
One (1) Spatial Grid Model- Chipboard
One (1) Spatial Grid Model- Piano Wire
Three (3) Spatial Grid Model- Hybrids (blue foam, chipboard, wire)