Monday, December 6, 2010

Second Year Critique

After watching several second year Interior Architecture students present their projects today I had many thoughts about what I saw.  The two that stood out most to me was one of a plexi glass material and one made of cardboard.  The plexi glass one was inspired by the human spine and it is designed to be something that a person can walk through.  It appears like a tunnel of clear objects shaped in a dome type of way that all work together to create the whole, just like an actual spine.  The other presentation was based on the repetition of triangles in a series.  It is interactive and can be collapsed down or expanded out.  it is sort of a tunnel like shape that someone could go through, that serves more than one purpose.  It has a consistent overlapping theme.  Each of these have a model that can be held and a poster to help express the idea.  They were both highly effective idea that could be made in real life and used.  The critique involved a series of questions and explorations concerning their models.  They had to look at the paper as a structure and space.  They also explored various materials and focused on the surface of the one that they selected.  

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Composite Drawing

I drew this to show a plan view, a section view, an elevation and a expressive rendition of my light project.

Seeing The Light

This is my light project from many different views.  I was inspired by the light that shines through the leaves of trees.  I tried to express this with my luminare.  It not only shows the light on the wall but it also is shown by looking at the front of the actual model. 

Wood Project

 For this project using only a two by four piece of wood I used various types of saws and created this.  I made sure to have a place for each piece and I used every single piece that I cut, not letting any go to waste.  All of the pieces work together to form this as a whole, they are wedged into one another using nothing the wood, no nails or anything else.

Personal Reflection

This past semester I have created many drawings, all of different things in various scales of many subjects.  When I was putting together my final portfolio I observed all of my drawing beginning with the very first one all the way until my most recent one.  I think that I have improved a great deal.  There are many things that I noticed looked better.  The line quality is one of the main things that has improved.  I also now fully understand how to draw things to scale by using the scale ruler.  I learned how to draw many things in all ways including the pictorial views, orthographics, section drawings, perspective, along with sketching.  I feel like this wooden letter E that I drew in plan oblique, elevation oblique, and isometric is my most successful drawing from this semester.  I think it is well done because it is very exact with good line quality.  I also made sure to draw every line at the correct and accurate length to ensure it looked just like the real thing.

Scale Figures

This one is a contour line drawing of people from the class, I drew all the people around one person but not the person in the middle.

This drawing was of a few people from class, it is drawn at 3/8":1' scale.  It shows just the basic lines of the people with minimal detail.