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FINAL PORTFOLIO   ARCH  102  ARCHITECTURE  DESIGN  STUDIO  II  

A SECOND  SEMESTER  STUDIO  COURSE  IN  A  SEQUENCE  THAT  EXPANDS  UPON  FUNDAMENTAL  ARCHITECTURAL     PRINCIPLES  AND  CONCEPTS  WITHIN  ARCHITECTURE  AND  DESIGN.    

ALEX GEBELE    


TOOTHPICK MODEL  

Assignment: To  choose  and  communicate  an  emoLon  using   500  toothpicks  

INTENT: EMOTION:    DESPAIR  

FIRST MODEL  BUILT  IN  THE   CLASS  

CLASS “BIASES”  WERE   INTRODUCED  

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   IS  READABLE  TO  OTHERS  

DESIGN AVOIDS  THE  OBVIOUS    

DESIGN EMBRACES THE SIMPLE AND COMPLEX

COUD BE  MORE  OF  AN  OPEN  FORM    

BUILD A  MODEL  BASED  OFF   OF  AN  EMOTION  


RESPONSE TO  THE  CURRENT  MODEL  OF  ARCHITECTURAL  EDCATION  

INTENT: GATHER  THOUGHTS  ON   ARCHITECTURAL   EDUCATION  

PERFORM RESEARCH    

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   MOSTLY  ALL  STUDENTS  HAD  A   DIFFERENT  APPROACH  TO  THE   ASSIGNMENT  

I DO  KNOW  MORE  ABOUT   ARCHITECTURAL  EDUCATION   THAN  I  THOUGHT  I  DID  

GIVE OUR  OPINION     HELPED  ME  GATHER  MY   THOUGHTS  


ARCHITECTURAL SUMMIT  AGENDA-­‐  FIRST  ATTEMPT   ASSIGNMENT:   WRITE  AN  AGENDA  FOR   THE  2012   ARCHITECTURAL   EDUCATION  SUMMIT.  

INTENT: GIVES  READER  A  CLEAR  IDEA  OF   WHAT  FINAL  AGENDA  WILL  LOOK   LIKE  

PRIMARILY   FOCUSED  ON   SPEECH  TOPICS   FOCUSES  ON  HOW  TO  MAKE   BEST  USE  OF  TIME  

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   AGENDA  IS  TOO  BROAD  

NEEDS TO  BETTER   UNDERSTAND  HUMAN   EXPERIENCE   PEOPLE  LIKE  OPTIONS  OVER   BEING  TOLD  WHAT  TO  DO  

NEEDS MULTIPLE   STAGES/ROOMS   GIVE  PEOPLE  THE   OPORTUNITY  TO  INTERACT   WITH  SUMMIT    


THREE GESTURAL  MODELS   ASSIGNMENT:  

CREATE THREE  GESTURE  MODELS  WITH  1”,  2”,  AND  4”  CUBE  LIMITS,  AND  NO  DIRECTIONS/  ORIENTATIONS    

INTENT: GESTURE  MODEL  IS  A  SERIES  OF  COLORED   WIRES  AND  MESH  FORMED  TOGETHER  IN   ORDER  TO  CREATE  A  COMPLEX  FORM  

MODELS HEAVILY  FOCUS  ON   BEING  A  TRANSFORMATION  OF   EACH  OTHER    

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   MODELS  NEEDS  TO  FIND  A  FINE  LINE  BETWEEN  DENSITY  AND   CLARITY  

SCALE BACK  THE  AMOUNT  OF  COLORS   USED  IN  ORDER  TO  CREATE  MORE   READABILITY     MODELS  NEED  TO  BE  MORE  EXPANDABLE.    

CAN ACHIEVE  THIS  BY  SHIFTING  WIRES  TO  THE  OUTSIDE  OF  THE   MODEL,  WHICH  WILL  CREATE  A  MORE  OPEN  QUALITY.    


ARCHITECTURAL SUMMIT  AGENDA-­‐  SECOND  ATTEMPT   INTENT:   PEOPLE  ARE  GIVEN  OPTIONS   INSTEAD  OF  BEING  TOLD  WHAT   TO  DO  

HAS MULTIPLE   STAGES/ROOMS  

BETTER UNDERSTANDS   HUMAN   EXPERIENCE   PEOPLE  ARE  GIVEN  THE   OPORTUNITY  TO  INTERACT   WITH  SUMMIT  BY  ASKING   QUESTIONS    

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   NEEDS  BREAKOUT  SESSIONS  

NEEDS TO  EXPLAIN  WHO   THE  SPEAKERS  ARE  AND   WHAT  GROUP  THEY  COME   FROM  

FURTHER EXPLORE   SPEECH  TOPICS  

NEED TO  ADD  TIME   FOR  MEDITATION   AND  SOLITUDE  


GESTURAL MODEL  RESPONSE   ASSIGNMENT:     CREATE  TWO  DIFFERENT  4”  GESTURE  MODELS  IN  RESPONSE  TO  IMPORTANT  ISSUES,  KEEPING  IN  MIND  THE  PROGRAM   DOCUMENT.  

INTENT: DENSITY  AND  CLARITY  

USE OF  LESS  COLORS  AND   MATERIALS   THE  MODEL  RESPONDS  TO  ALL   PAST  MODELS  AND  NOT  JUST  THE   LAST  ONE  

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   ACHIEVES  READABILITY  BY  SCALING   BACK  AMOUNT  OF  COLORS  AND   MATERIALS  USED  

MODEL IS  MORE  OPEN  AND   EXPANSIVE     TO  ACHIEVE  MORE  COMPLEXITY,  THE  MODEL   COULD  ADD  DIFFERENT  THICKNESSES  OF   MATERIALS  


TWO FOUR  INCH  GESTURAL  MODELS  

INTENT: DESGIN  ALLOWS  PEOPLE  TO  CONNECT   WITH  THEIR  SURROUNDING   ENVIRONMENT  

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   MODELS  RESPOND  WELL  TO   SURRONDING  ENVIRONMENT  

MODELS ARE  INTENDED  TO   RESPOND  TO  SITE  

NEEDS MORE  PIECES  TO   CREATE  DENSITY  AND   COMLPEXITY  

NEW MATERIALS  ARE   INTRODUCED-­‐  CARDBOARD  AND   BALSA  WOOD  

SHOULD STAY  AWAY  FROM  CLOSED   FORMS  


GESTURAL MODEL  DRAWN  IN  SKETCHUP  

INTENT:

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   SKETCHUP  IS  A  RELATIVELY  FAST  AND  EASY   WAY  TO  WORK  WITH  MODEL  

USE OF  A  DIFFERENT  MEDIUM  IN   ORDER  TO  COMMUNICATE  MODEL    

GAIN A  BETTER   UNDERSTAND  OF  MODEL    

ALLOWED ME  TO  SEE  MY   MODEL  FROM  A  DIFFERENT   POINT  OF  VIEW   I  CAN  NOW  TRY  NEW  IDEAS  WITHOUT   FEELING  LIKE  I  WILL  RUIN  MY  MODEL  AND   WASTE  MONEY  

SHOULD GO  BACK  AND  FORTH  BETWEEN   MODELING  ON  SKETCHUP  AND  WORKING   WITH  ACTUAL  MODEL  


FOUR INCH  GESTURAL  MODEL   INTENT:   MODEL  RESPONDS  TO  “ THE  SPIRIT   OF  A  PLACE”  

TO DWELL  

MODEL TRANSLATES  THAT   UNDERSTANDING  OF  NATURE   AND  SELF  INTO  BUILT  FORM    

EVALUATION  OF  INTENT:   MODEL  NEEDS  TO  BETTER   UNDERSTAND  SITE   FOR  EXAMPLE:  WIND,   WEATHER,  SUN,  ETC.      

NEEDS TO  HELP  PEOPLE   BECOME  MORE  AWARE  OF   THE  LANDSCAPE  AND   BRING  THEM  INTO  THE   SIRE  MORE  

COMPLEMENT STRONGER  METAPHOR   MODEL  SHOWS  MY  UNDERSTANDING  OF   NATURAL  ENVIRINMENT  BY  REPLICATING   ENVORONMENT  

UNDERSTANDS COLOR  OF  ENVIRONMENT  


TWO JOURNEY  TO  THE  SITE  ALTERNATIVES   INTENT:   AT  WHAT  POINT  DO  YOUR  ENTER  THE  ENVIRONMENT?  

JOURNEY IS  MEANT  TO  FOCUS  PEOPLE  ON  THE  TASK   AHEAD     Journey  is  intended  to  set  the  tone  for  all  that  is  to  follow  

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   NEEDS  TO  BETTER  UNDERSTAND  HOW  PEOPLE  WILL  RESPOND   TO  JOURNEY  

JOURNEY NEEDS  TO  NOT  ASK  TOO  MUCH  OF   PEOPLE   WHAT  DO  I  WANT  TO  HAPPEN  TO  PEOPLE  ON  THIS  JOURNEY?  

JOURNEY DOES  AN  EXCELLENT  JOB  OF  TAKING   PEOPLE  OUT  OF  THEIR  TYPICAL  ENVIRONMENTS  


MODEL DRAWN  IN  SKETCHUP  

INTENT: DOCUMENT    SKELETON  OF  MODEL  AND   SITE  USING  SKETCHUP    

EVALUATION OF   MODEL  IS  NINTENT:   OT  COMPLEX  FROM  PLAN   VIEW   ALLOWS  ME  TO  SEE  MY  MODEL  IN  A   DIFFERENT  LIGHT  

GAIN A  BETTER  UNDERSTAND  OF  MODEL   AND  ITS  RELATIONSHIP  TO  SITE  

ALLOWS ME  TO  SEE  IF  MY  MODEL  IS   COMPLEX    

I CAN  NOW  TRY  NEW  IDEAS  WITHOUT  FEELING   LIKE  I  WILL  RUIN  MY  MODEL  AND  WASTE   MONEY  

SHOULD GO  BACK  AND  FORTH  BETWEEN   MODELING  ON  SKETCHUP  AND  WORKING   WITH  ACTUAL  MODEL  


SITE BASED  GESTURAL  MODEL  #3  

INTENT: MODEL  IS  A  RESPONSE  TO  SITE  

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   MODEL  IS  MOVING  TOWARDS  READABILITY  

MODEL IS  BACK  TO  ONE  SIDE  OF  THE   RAVINE    

NEEDS MORE  PIECES  TO  CREATE   DENSITY  

MODEL HAS  A  FEW  LAYERS  OF  COMPLEXITY   ADDED  IN    

NEEDS TO  CELEBRATE  PIECES  OF  WOOD    

THICKNESS OF  BALSA  WOOD  IS   VARIED  FOR  ADDED  COMLEXITY  

DO I  CREATE  A  SOLID  PIECE   OF  WOOD?  


SITE BASED  GESTURAL  MODEL  DRAWN  WIH  CHARCOAL  AT  HOME  

INTENT: LET  EACH  ITERATION  BE  A   DEVELOPMENT  OF  THE  ONE  BEFORE    

EXPLORES THE  SITE  MORE  

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   ALLOWS  ME  TO  EXPLORE  MY  MODEL   AND  SITE  IN  A  FAST  AND  BEAUTIFUL   WAY  

NEEDS MORE  CHANGE  BETWEEN   EACH  DRAWING   DRAWINGS  NEED  TO  BE  MORE  GUSTERAL  


SITE BASED  GESTURAL  MODEL  #4  

INTENT: BUILD  MODEL  OFF  OF  LAST   GESTURAL  DRAWING    

MODEL EXPLORES  THE  CONCEPT   OF  SOLITUDE  BY  DIGGING  INTO   THE  SITE      

EXPLORES SPACES   WITHIN  NEW  AREA  OF   SITE    

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   VERY  MINIMAL  MOVES  IN  TERMS   OF  MODEL  BUT  BIG  MOVES  WITH   SITE    

MODEL NEEDS  TO  WORK  AWAY   FROM  CREATING  A  SOLID   SURFACE   COULD  ADD  IN  NEW  LAYERS  OF  MODEL   AND  SHIFT  THEM  LIKE  A  FAN  TO  ADD   COMPLEXITY  

NEED TO  CHANGE  MAIN  PIECE  OF   MODEL  


SITE BASED  GESTURAL  MODEL  #4  

INTENT: HAS  PIECES  OF  WOOD  BUILT   TOGETHER  IN  ORDER  TO  FORM  A   SURFACE    

MAIN PIECE  OF  MODEL  HAS   CHANGED    

MODEL HAS  MORE   COMPLEXITY    

EVALUATION OF  INTENT:   MODEL  IS  TOO  MESSY    

NEED TO  SCALE  DESIGN  BACK   BUT  STILL  KEEP  COMPLEXITY  

IS MOVING  IN  THE   DIRECTION  OF  BUILT   FORM  


SITE BASED  GESTURAL  MODEL  #5  


SITE BASED  GESTURAL  MODEL  #6  

Playing with  the  noLon   of  tension  


SITE BASED  GESTURAL  MODEL  #7  


FINAL ITERATION    


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