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CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Modus Operandi

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE U3_DESIGN STUDIO 2014 PETER W. FERRETTO SEPTEMBER 2014


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7 STEPS TO FOLLOW

As well as following all the steps laid out in the U3 Brief our studio will abide by a series of rules which are to be seen an integral to the Design Process. These rules are here defined as: WORK PROCESS Our studio will work with a set of rules which are called “Modus-Operandi” literally way of working in Latin. These rules are not simply protocols to follow but should be seen as the grammar that defines the way you design. To understand the term think of the analogy of writing; when you write an essay words have to be assembled with certain syntax to make sense, through grammar words can create poetry. These rules define our grammar, and only through this grammar we are able to communicate our ideas to others and ultimately express our concepts and thoughts.

01_Black and White All material will be in Black and White This includes Drawings, Photographs, Images, Diagrams and Sketches Technically you will have de-saturate your images using Photoshop 02_Fonts All font used in Panels will have to be the same “Minion Pro” Captions and Writing also 03_Layouts All students will work with the same layout A1 portrait format The format of the layout will be predesigned and all will have to conform to the same layout, only the content of each student will differ. To make your panels students will have to use In-Design (Adobe Suit Software) 04_Drawings The drawings technique our class will follow will graphically differentiate between “Public” and “Private” spaces, with a black and white codes. Drawings will be made both by hand and by CAD Students should learn to edit there drawings (pencil and vector) with Adobe Illustrator, this allows the greater control of the line thicknesses.

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05_Models We will work with two types of models Type 1: White card or white foam Type 2: White plaster, casts With “casting� models students will be asked to cast the spaces, i.e. make negative models and then use plaster to solidify the space 06_Photography Photography plays an important role in this studio All students have to take photos using camera and not mobile phones DSLR are preferred and where possible students should use tripods Model photography is dependent on the light source. Studio light should be used or direct sunlight Photos should never be taken inside at night under poor light 07_Sketchbook All students are asked to keep a black A4 sketchbook The sketch book must be hardback and black All sketches should be in Pencil, 3B TEACHING METHODOLOGY We will always meet together All students have to participate to all tutorials We will work in a separate room, I have booked rooms and will inform you of the place and time Students will always have to pin their work onto the wall, with masking tape, for discussion at every tutorial. When I see students individually we will still be in the same room, and the rest of the students must work, drawing, model, computer. The unit collective, i.e. the spirit of the studio is very important and all have to respect these steps.

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ARCH_3113E 2014-15  

Architectural Design Studio U3, School of Architecture, CUHK Group E, Taught by Prof. Peter W. Ferretto, 2014-2015

ARCH_3113E 2014-15  

Architectural Design Studio U3, School of Architecture, CUHK Group E, Taught by Prof. Peter W. Ferretto, 2014-2015

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