Please do this ALLEN – Field Conditions reading and come prepared to discuss in studio on Tuesday (10.29.13).
Now that you have examined your Garden via the String Models, Taxonomic Catalog, Taxonomic Drafted Sketches & Diagram, it is time to continue to develop the narrative you have explored in these studies. Our method of exploration will consist of investigating and constructing a narrative via paper models. The work, as well as the readings you have completed until now, will serve as a base for your continued work.
Click ARCH 251 – Paper Modelling for the project handout.
Click CORTAZAR-InstructionsOnHowToClimbAStaircase for the reading.
You may only use one (1) sheet of paper per model. Models should be designed and constructed through various operations: CUTTING, FOLDING, UNFOLDING, PEELING, RIPPING, PLEATING, PRESSING, CREASING, SCORING, etc. NO glue, staples, string, or other materials may be added to your single sheet of paper. How can these operations begin to represent the relationships between program, space, and narrative?
Now that you have examined your Garden via the Taxonomic Catalog, Taxonomic Drafted Sketches & Diagram, it is time to explore the Garden via modelling. Our method of exploration will consist of constructing movement & event string models. The work, as well as the readings you have completed until now, will serve as a base for your continued work with your garden.
Click ARCH 251 – String Model 02 for project handout
Click on LINK for String model logic and examples
ASSIGNMENT FOR WEEK 3, Tuesday: REQUIRED READING: TSCHUMI_Sequences
One (1) updated Taxonomic Catalog
One (1) Taxonomic Drafted Sketch
Three (3) completed String Model
You may only use one type or color of string per model you construct, do NOT combine string types within a single model. Keep in mind you are NOT simply replicating three (3) different models out of various string types. Your decision to use a different type or color MUST remain intentional. You must also carefully consider the type of knots, braiding, and connections you use to construct your models. These models need to be deliberate and precise.
String models should NOT be a representation of what the garden looks like. Your model should start to articulate the complexities you have discovered in your gardens through your taxonomic catalog, drawing studies.
Based on your Taxonomic Studies, model the movements and events you have discovered in your Garden. You will be using string, yarn, twine, etc. to make these concepts physical. When modelling, keep in mind the paths, movements, stops, starts, compressions, exchanges, switches, and other systems (rather than symbols) that create conditions of flow in your garden. How can you begin to represent these systems using the string?
ASSIGNMENT FOR Thursday, 09/05: Reading, Taxonomic Diagram, Taxonomic Catalog, Taxonomic Drafted Sketch
Based on the ARCH 251 – Superficial Gardening 01_Categories & Subcategories provided in class as well as the notes & deliverables you recorded during your desk crit. with your instructor, revise your Taxonomic Catalog and Taxonomic Drafted Sketch. Complete the Reading & Taxonomic Diagram.
BRING YOUR STRING, YARN, TWINE, ETC. TO CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bring the Taxonomic Diagram to studio.
Materials: Microsoft Word / Computer
8.5” x 11” sheet of paper
– Update your Taxonomic Catalog based on the addition of subcategories you identify in
– How do the addition of subcategories impact the main categories?
– Do the rules you established for the main categories need to revised based on the
addition of these subcategories?
– One (1) 8.5” x 11 printed sheet of the Taxonomic Catalog to be completed by the
beginning of studio Tuesday 09.05.
TAXONOMIC DRAFTED SKETCHES
Materials: One (1) – 24” x 30” sheets of vellum
– Update your Taxonomic Drafted Sketch based on the categories you have established
– Construct this using a 24” x 30” piece of vellum.
– Use line types, line weights, and line tones (treys) corresponding to the categories used in your Taxonomic Catalog and Taxonomic Diagram.
– This will be a single planometric line drawing that describes the garden in plan from
above; the core elements should be sectioned as a set of sectional drawings (the central
ground-line or profile of the garden should be sectioned) on longitudinal and one
– Incorporate regulating lines into your drawing as a trace of its construction. Use line
TYPES, LINE WEIGHTS and LINE TONES (greys) as conditional notation.
– Include a SIMPLE graphical scale and north arrow.
– There should be NO shading, hatching, or text on the drawing.
– How can line types, line weights, and line tones (greys) begin to represent certain categories (M1, M2, E1, E2, S1, S2)?
– One (1) 24”x 30” sheet of the Taxonomic Drafted Sketches to be completed by the
beginning of studio Tuesday 09.05.
ASSIGNMENTS FOR WEEK 1, Thursday:
Read the assigned READING, Steenbergen, “The Garden as Architectonic Laboratory” and be prepared to discuss in class.
Choose a GARDEN and get ready to start gardening space.
Bring your PROJECT BINDER!!!
horror vacui / from Latin “fear of empty space”