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SITE DIAGRAMING | Diagrams are means of clarifications of ideas, structure, program, and form. There focus is to show an abstract means of thinking about organization. Stan Allen states that “A diagram is not a thing in itself but a description of potential relationships among elements, not only an abstract model of the way things behave in space but a map of possible worlds�. In this assignment you will construct minimum of 5 DIGITAL 2D diagrams or Axon diagrams from the digital model. It is suggested that you use a scaled down version of the site plan, this means to reduce the context down to thinking about the immediate site. Although this does not mean that you forget about the macro context. Diagrams have the ability to generate a conversation for how you interpret and understand the site, and how you begin to establish a set of strategies and relationships for positioning your future design on the site. Diagrams are also the insertions of design thinking and application of ideas. You need to be able to recognize something that is interesting and not currently on the map. Acknowledge the local influences at the site; including the orientation, its bounding edge conditions, passive vs. active zones, dynamic vs. static program, position, patterns, sequences, conceptual language of the place, and other localized factors. The drawings should explore the flexibility, and potential adaptable qualities the site has.

Note: Eventhough you are creating 5 diagrams they do not have to each bu unique, but rather an evolution of thoughts and ideas. Which means create, edit, copy, create, edit, copy and so on.... Assigned Wed - 1st Due Fri - 3rd Suggested References: Points, Lines and Planes By Stan Allin The Diagrams of Architecture by Mark Garcia

Now it is not necessary that you focus on all of these things in your diagrams, but how you make combinations that form blended morphologies. this will result numerous possibilities when transitioning vertically. You need to focus on the lines and zones that you make, it is not about generating a dense field of lines, but rather thinking critically about each line or zone and what it means. Be specific on what it is that you are drawing and why you are drawing it, you should be able to explain your parameters and rules for the diagrams. REMEMBER IT IS NOT ABOUT TRACING OVER THE AREA, BUT RATHER SETTING UP A LOGIC FOR PLACING THE FILMPLEX AND ITS LAYERS OF INFORMATION ONTO THE SITE.



Stan Allen Points + Lines + Planes

APPROACH | Break down the layers of the site and the ect has programmatically. Think about and will access the site from the locations pedestrians filtering from other areas of

layers that the projincorporate how users surrounding site, to the city.

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Print - 5 8.5x11 color sheets

Begin to make strategies for threshold access to the building. Consider orientation of the site and its relationship back into the context. For example is there an opening or public space that projects to the skyline. Be aware of the adjacent parking area and how it may be utilized The diagrams are oppertunities to test ideas and concepts quickly. Layering of information is critical.

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How you draw and describe is imporatant and as future architects you have to begin to create drawings whcih have the ability to stand on their own and speak clearly what your intentions are. When creating diagrams use whatever means necessary to show describe such ideas, use: image swatches, collage images (like grass image for landscape), newspaper for texture, variations of hatches, color halftones, various line typologies and stroke weights, labels, smaller drawings linked to the overall, info graphics, keep color to a minimum. grey scale and variations of transparency can be more useful.