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Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2019 Celine Jyanti

1000565 Dan Parker - Studio 10

Week One

Reading: Zeara Polo, A. 2010. Between Ideas and Matters.

According to Zeara-Polo, the diagram does not play a representational role in the design process but provides an organisational and can have a performative quality depending on how it is deployed. Explain how Diagram is different from Signs and Symbols?

Symbols (e.g. a thropy) is a formal representation of an object. But as part of signs, their form and content are detached, having no binding relationship. The relationship between the two is “totally arbitrary and immaterial”. In contrast, diagrams act as a bridge between physical constructs of and object and its intangible or conceptual aspects. As stated by Polo, a diagram is a “tool that describes relationships and prescribes perfoemances in space” and possesses “spatial correlation”.


Week One

Precedent Analysis

Front view

Right view

Top view

The 2018 MPavilion by Carme Pinรณs has taken inspiration from origami. It becomes an interesting play of tilts and rotations to create an implied idea of folding paper. When modelling this pavilion in Rhino, it is important to be organized in terms of layers and grouping objects. Each group of object has a unique position and/ or arrangement in the structure. For example, the roof consists of two same shapes but each with their own direction and degree of tilt. The landscape also needs to be modelled as they are part of the pavilion design and structure. Gollings, John. The 2018 MPavilion. Photograph. ArchitectureAU. October 8, 2018.

The detail lays on the timber cladding of the roof and walls. It is necessary to pay attention to the directions of the timber to create the same effect of light filtering which is key to this pavilion.


Week Two

Reading: Hertzberger H. 2005. The in-between and The Habitable Space Between Things, from Lessons for Students in Architecture. Herzberger discusses how design should not be extreme in its functionality. Use your precedent study to explain how the pavilion allows for an appropriation of use.

Design should allow a degree of flexibility to facilitate different programs within the site. Carme Pinós’ MPavilion creates a sheltered open space fit for talks, small performances, and casual meetups. The design, along with the landscape, creates a secluded and intimate area which supports a condusive environment for conversations and discussions. With the filtered lighting, the pavilion becomes more welcoming and casual, as it is stilll a part of a leisure park.


Week Two


Carme Pinรณs - MPavilion 2018 Shown here is a North-West isometric view of the pavilion, chosen to show the main entrace area. The design includes main structure of walls and roof, timber cladding details, and lanscape manipulation. Joined together, especially the structure and cladding arrangements, they create shade with interesting filtering of light. Straight away after observing photographs of the pavilion, the arrangement of timbers drew much attention in terms of starting the 3D modelling. True to this, the working drawings of the roof structure used as reference include a few different layers. Thresholds are apparent, both explicitly and implicitly. The two walls and the three elevated landscape spots provide clear and subtle thresholds respectively. However, the roof acts as the main threshold in this pavilion. Users of the space are led to define being in the pavilion area by determining whether or not they are under the roof. Circulation is denser in the main entrance area through to the shaded under-the-roof area. It is mainly showing movements of people in looking for seating areas within the pavilion. Hence, circulation is more static and slow.


Week Two Diagrams

Circulation Diagram

Threshold Diagram

Top diagram showing movement paths and populated areas while bottom diagram showing entrances to the pavilion. Paths are not straight as they show movements of people finding seating spots for public talks or casual conversations.

Threshold formed by the landscape, wall structure, and roof structure. They act as a transition from the park into the pavilion and the other way around. Main threshold is in the roof and its detail, creating a filtered shaded area.




Imported drawings of the design precedent into Rhino using the

Measuring using the Distance command and tracing outlines

Modelling the layers of the roof, building them into solids. Also,

PictureFrame command, scaled to 1:1.

using the Polyline command. Make curves into solids by using

use the Group command to help manage the large number of

ExtrudeCrv and adjust as needed.


Traced contour lines from the plan, adjusting each curve to

Seats built using the ArrayCrv command to arrange one shape

Placing built wall structure and rotating to reach the right slants/

increasing heights. Using the Loft command to form the hill-like

along a curve.

orientations by referring to the plans and elevations.



Appendix Process

Placing the outer timber cladding of the walls, separated into

Placing the inner cladding of the walls, also separated into two

Placing two pieces of the roof structure, tilting by referring to

two different layers to go under and on top of the wall structure.

different layers to go on top and under the wall structure.

the elevations and sections.

Placing two gorups of timber ceiling under the roof structure

Placing two groups of timber roof on top of the roof structure

Built gutter using the Loft command, placing them by referring



to the roof positions.




Set the view to isometric, choosing the NW view to show the

Drawing a reference point (highlighted above) before doing

Apply render display and adjust the light using the Sun tool to

main entrace.

Make2D of each separate layers.

show shadow.

Make2D lines are exported into .ai files and opened in Adobe

Exploding each layer to start creating and exploring diagrams

Illustrator to adjust lineworks.

of circulation and threshold.


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