Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Google Earth

This assignment was to find your house on google earth and draw a site plan for it. I found this to be very difficult because i had a hard time with the topo lines.

Site Plans

These are the two site plans we did in class the top one is with the buildings dark and the ground light and the bottom one is the buildings are light and the ground is dark. i think that the bottom one looks better because there is more detail.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


the top one is my second model and the bottom one is my final.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

dialog critique

how is dialog created?....
In my project the dialog was created by having two obvious spaces, one space was much smaller and was located inside of the larger space, also both of the spaces were very geometric. some of the other projects that people made created dialog in different ways. one was two separate pieces that looked exactly the same which created dialog when you put them together. Another project created dialog through proximity, when the pieces were together they created three spaces but as you made the proximity further apart it created two spaces.

How is a sense of space/place defined?...
In my project a sense of space was defined by two clearly open spaces. All of the projects had a sense of space in that the assignment was to create two spaces. some of the projects had larger and less defined spaces, some of the projects had clearly defined spaces.

How is the idea of system generated?...
In my project the idea of system was generated by the fact that my project was a bunch of the same pieces put together to form one piece.

How does the joinery support the project concept/strategies?...
The joinery is important in all the projects. the craft of the joinery played a large part in the quality and success of the projects. i fell that my dialog project had way better joinery that my unity project. it helped that we had the assignment to create a joint that would be used in our projects in the best craft possible. the joinery differed in each project for example my project was very planer and used glue, some of the projects joined using just the sticks and paper.

How is scale utilized in the project?...
Scale is utilized in my project in that i made one of the spaces larger than the other space, but not so much larger that they would not have an even dialog.

How do two dimensional images add to the understanding of the project?...
two dimensional drawings add a lot to all the projects. you are able to see more detail that you can not get with just the final model. some of the images showed the ideas that came before the project was finalized. the graphics show more of the concepts behind the project that you don't get from just looking at the projects.

How did the initial project idea evolve?...
My original idea turned out to be more like my final idea that my second iteration. my original idea was influenced a lot by my unity project in that i used glue to join the skewers and Bristol board. it was a lot smaller and more vertical than my unity project. My original was very bland it was a triangle and a parallelogram, i tried adding more to the conversation by folding the paper but it looked sloppy. my project evolved into a space inside of a space.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

twigs and cell phones

This was the last part of the assignment, we had to draw 4 drawings. these are my favorite two of the four drawings.

twigs and cell phones

this was when we had to draw 8 images. i like all the squares except the second one in the top row. i wish i would have left the twigs white and not made them solid black.

twigs and cell phones

for this one we had to draw 16 thumbnails. at this point i really started to layer both the twigs and the cell phones together in one box. i like the way this one turned out more than the drawing 8 squares.

twigs and cell phones

at this point we had to draw the sticks and cell phones combined 32 times. i like the way this turned out. by the time i finished this set of drawings i was getting more interested with combining and layering.

twigs and cell phones

this is the second part of the assignment when we had to draw the cell phones and twigs 64 times. i really like the way my cell phone thumbnails turned out because the contrast makes it really interesting. at this point you can still tell that they are drawings of cell phones.

twigs and cell phones

this is the first part of the process when we had to draw 16 pictures of twigs. these 6 were my favorite.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


This is my first dialog graphic.


These are my drawings for my unity project. The top left image is my graphic. i also put up the gesture drawings, contour drawing, plan, and elevation.

Friday, October 10, 2008

First Iteration of Dialog Project

This is the first iteration of my dialog project. It has a clear two spaces, however i plan on adding some folds and variations to give the dialog between the two spaces more energy.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Comparing Unity Projects

I decided to compare my project with Neal's project. Our projects are very different yet there are still some similarities. Neal's project has more movement than mine however in my project is take advantage of the aspects of simplification in that my project has simple modules that are repeated throughout the project. In Neal's project he manipulates the planes so that they curve, this is very different from my project in that my planes remain straight. The proximity of my levels and planes being together is closer than the proximity of Neal's planes to his base. Another part of this that differs from my project is that his project has a base and my project does not. Some similarities of our projects are that we both have layers or levels. Neal's project has 3 levels while mine has six. Both of our projects create some sense of pattern. The three wave like levels create pattern in his project while the spiraled openings of my six levels create pattern in my project. Neal's project seems to expand and stretch out more horizontally while mine clearly expands and stretches upwards vertically. My project uses more alignment than Neal's project in that all my rods align and all my planes align. Both of our projects have a sense of continuation in that my modules continue upwards while his plans continue horizontally. Both of our projects have a sense of the Gestalt theory in that The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. We both created separate pieces that were put together to create one unified project that works better together than apart. 

Unity Iteration #1

this was my first iteration of my unity project. it differs from my final project in that there are only 4 levels and there are no openings in the 4 levels. each level has three planes instead of two. it also differs in that there is a stand at the bottom where the three rods are visible.