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Layer in Historical Reconstruction Learning

Suriya Rattanawongul

Department of Computer Generated Imagery Albert Laurence School of Communication Arts, Assumption University

Background or Significant of the Project

The learning curve of historical content which somehow is difficult to remember and understand. However, people still have a lot of intricate issues to study in each step of learning. The designer comes up with the idea that we can separate difficult contents and manage it to study step by step and finally those contents will be easier to digest as the knowledge into the brain of the learners. The poster represents the idea of taking the primitive form of historical reconstruction of the main pagoda – Lotus Bud style pagoda, at Wat Chedi Chet Theao, Si Satchanalai Historical Park at Sukhothai province in Thailand as the basic form that people could understand. Then transform and rotate it in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th layer until the last one at the back panel to represent the final reconstruction of the perfected pagoda. The word “ศรีสชั นาลัย” is display in the backward order of fill and outline stroke in each layer to implied the learning process that educator need to study back and forth to double check whether the information was correct or there is something wrong on those data.

Project Objective

4.1. To preserve the outstanding characteristic of Thai ancient architecture. 4.2. To visualize the ruin archeological in the completed stage using 3D reconstruction strategy to display pagodas.

Concept

Historical contents could be separated in the layer for easily in study and remember on the detail. Reconstruction of Thai architecture can be visualized by typography, characteristic, material, color and the significant of each pagoda which are located in the same area. The consequence of this idea will be changed the perception of historical education into the positive way. The significant founded during the research on this project was Lotus-bud finial style pagoda (represent on the main element of artwork) has showed the significant characteristic on the finial which the form is similar to 3

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lotus bud. The antefixes, called gable were decorated on the base of the lotus bud. The pagoda reminds us to one of the outstanding pagoda that located behind the main sanctuary (Viharn) at Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai. The difference was there are no decorative motifs on the antefixes.

<figure 1.> Finial of Lotus-bud style pagoda, Wat Mahathat (left) Wat Chedi Chet Thaeo (right)

Prasat style pagoda, significant pagoda, located on right corner of the back row of the temple. This pagoda also similar to the one that situated at Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai. The archeologist presumed that this two temples might built almost the same time or maybe it architecture styles was influenced to each other. However, the decorative stucco on top of niches has 2 level of porticos. This portico was influenced by Lanna-Pagan art which is similar to the decorative stucco at Wat Pa Sak, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai province.

<figure 2.> Porticos called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clecâ&#x20AC;? (Bagan art) on top of niches on each side of main body. (left) Wat Pa Sak, Chiang Saen. (right) Chedi no. 3 Wat Chedi Chet Thaeo. access on October 20, 2017 from http://chiangraitouring.blogspot.com/2014/10/blog-post_75. html

Four Bell-Shape Style pagoda founded at Wat chedi Chet Thaeo. The good condition pagoda found in Chedi no. 5 which reveals the influenced of Lanna style of Bell-shape style on the redented square bases design. This design raises the proportion of pagoda higher. The important characteristic of Sukhothai bell-shape pagoda is a set of 3 sloping mould support under the bell shape.

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<figure 3.> (left) The important characteristic of bell-shape stupa appears on one of the pagoda at Wat Mahathat Chaleang â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the significant temple outside the Sri Satchanalai City wall.

(Right) Pagoda on the left of the first row at wan Chedi Chet Theao depicted the same style of a set of 3 sloping mould support under the bell shape. 6. Process of Design or Art Works 6.1.Taking the Reference image from the existing location 6.2. Observing and taking photography the stucco and decorative motif on the pagoda. 6.3. 2D drawing for getting the right proportion of the pagoda 6.4. 3D Reconstruction of the pagoda, stucco and decorative motif. 6.5. Set up the layer of how we see the pagoda from 2D drawing and transform it into 3D view in each layer. The reconstruction procedure

<figure 4.> The reconstruction procedure of this project starts from image, 2D Drawing, and end up on 3D Reconstruction techniques

Material and Techniques of Design or Art Works

The artwork will be printed on the paper, and transparency paper.

Picture of Designed Works

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Installation instruction

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<Figure 5> Artworks installation Diagram

<Figure 6> layer of Historical reconstruction artworks

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Knowledge After Finished Produce Art or Design Works 9.1. Understand the characteristic of pagoda in history of Thai ancient. 9.2. Understand the dominant characteristic of Sukhothai Pagoda and the style of art and architecture that influence to art in Sri Satchanalai era. 9.3. The 3D reconstruction process from the literature and historical document review, images, and the existing architecture on the location. 9.4. In term of Information management, the order of information transferring to the learners is more understandable and easy to remember by using the reconstruction images in 3-dimension.

Reference

Archeology 6 Sukhothai, (2017). Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Retrieved October 13, 2017, from http://www.finearts.go.th/archae/index.php/parameters/km/item/อุทยานประวัตศิ าสตร์ศรีสชั นาลัย. html Leksukhum, S. (1991). Chedi Sukhothai at Wat Chedi Chet Thaeo. Bangkok: Aksornsumpan Publishing. Leksukhum, S. (2013). Northern Arts : Hariphunchai-Lanna. 3rd edition, Bangkok: Muang Boran Publishing. Valipodom, S. (2009). Ancient City in Sukhothai Kingdom. Bangkok: Muang Boran Publishing.

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