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Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2019 Charlie Reinhardt 996815 Alison Fairley + 20

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? (100 words Maximum)

A diagram is a tool that describes relationships and prescribes performances in space according to Zeara-Polo. It will always have a spatial connection not only in three-dimensional but in several other dimensions of reality. Simple diagrams can inform very complex ideas and I think this is where diagrams are different from signs and symbols. Signs and symbols inform and direct you, they do not have the ability to perform at a level where the architecture inherents the formal characteristics of the diagram. Diagrams are precise in describing the exact level of knowledge we can produce from a project.


Week One

Precedent Analysis

Top Left - Perspective Top Right - Elevation Bottom Left - Perspective

With the elevations and plan, I was able to model the pavilion. With the elevations rotated to the z-axis I went through each triangle at a time by drawing one line in two views to get the correct angle. Then I went through and finished off all the details like the ribbing and the exterior panels.


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. (100 words Maximum)

When designing with too many functions, and too many specifications, the design does not allow the user to express themselves. Design should change form when users interact with it. For instance, the Edinburgh Pavilion, people can walk inside and explore the many different angles, admire the timber work, and take a seat. Furthermore, children can run around it, inside it and be completely oblivious to the spectacular architecture but they make it their own and thats the core of good design.


Week Two


Konishi - Edinburgh Pavilion Using the four elevations and plan to model the pavilion in 3D was a challenge however, once the process was worked out the model came together nicely. This view of the model was chosen as the angles of the pavilion is what is so prominent about the design. As said by the architect, the pointy skyline of Scotland was the inspiration and therefore the view that best showed the angles was selected. The triangular shape expresses the threshold in multiple different ways with interesting angles being depicted when the pavilion casts a shadow. The circulation is closely linked to the threshold with the openings and windows of the architecture depicting where people navigate through the site. The threshold I believe is where the sun comes through the pavilion. For instance in the opening and the windows, that connection to outside is the line of the threshold and this changes depending on the time of day. I also believe the threshold could be on the outside of the building where the sun casts a pointy shadow like the buildings of scotland. The structure is up to five metres tall, standing next to it would be intimidating but would also allow people to feel like they are apart of the built form.


Week Two Diagrams



The circulation diagram as seen above describes the areas where people are most likely to be seen travelling through the pavilion. This is shown through a heat map. The warmer parts describe more people and the lighter parts describe less.

The threshold diagram has been portrayed through a sun diagram. One with the shell and one without. The sun diagram shows how the threshold of the opening can change depending on the time of day.




STEP 1 Firstly I set up the elevations and plan in rhino ready for the linework. I sacaled the images up 1:1 and rotated the elevations onto the z-axis like so. Then I lined up the elevations to the plan as accurately as I could.

STEP 2 Next I started to draw the shape using the two views that would project the correct elevations. Once I got going it became a lot easier by simply joining the triangles.




STEP 3 The next step involved planarsurfacing all the triangles and then joining them together to create the final shape.

STEP 4 To make the shape 3D I used the Shell function once I had created a base and a door. Then using the shell function I removed the door and windows and the shape became 3D.




STEP 5 Once I had the shape, it was now time for detailing. To do this I used the Create UV Curves function to create a template of the panel I wanted to edit. Then I drew the correct lines onto the panel using the provided images and then used the Apply UV Curves function to place the curves onto the shape.

STEP 6 Lastly I selected the pavilion and input Make2d then exported to illustrator for editin.


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