Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2018 Devina Citraramyguna 917826 Joel Collins - Studio 15
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)
Diagram shows the spatial and operational function of something that is intended to deliver. It works as an abstraction instead of showing measurements like drawings. It is also used to show how a space is used and organised. In terms of sign, there are two functions which are ‘signified’ and ‘signifier’. Signifier is an object that we want to refer to something in consequence (signified). In addition, symbol has no connection to what it’s signified.
These images show the isometric view of the model.
Fig. 1. Aires Mateus, Radix, 2012.
The first week of modelling the pavilion, I used the method of making spheres and joining them with boolean tool as shown in the isometric view above. In this stage, the model is missing some details, such as ribs of each spheres.
Reading: Hertzberger H. 2005. The in-between and The Habitable Space Between Things, from Lessons for Students in Architecture. Herzberger discuss 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)
With the Radix, the fuctionality is not shown literally. The shadow casted from the building allows people to occupy the space under the shade. In addition, there is no exact boundary between the internal and external space, which allow people to freely occupy the space.
Isometric View of Radix The main concepts of the precedent is how ground condition, structure and shadow determine the circulation of people and the threshold. I chose to show the view where the ground area can be seen because it plays a role in determining the circulation area and the threshold. The pavilion is put in a way that an extra entrance is created in a different direction. If there is no steps diagonally to the pavilion, there will only be three big entrances. Furthermore, the arches of the structure determines where people will most likely to enter the pavilion, which is the spaces with the arches or the ceiling is above peopleâ€™s average height. In addition, shadow casted on the ground creates a free-flowing internal space as it changes through the day. It also gives people the sense of being inside the pavilion even though there is no exact boundaries between the internal and external spaces.
Week Two Diagrams
Circulation Space and Paths
The space and path that show the circulation of people, including entering and exiting the pavilion.
The shadow is acting as the internal space of the pavilion. As shadow changes every minute and no clear boundary between the internal and external space, the threshold is permeable.
These images show the simplest model made in the first week. There are still no ribs of the spheres that cuts the box. Modelling the Radix by Aires Mateus needs precise measurement because the three spheres has to cut with each other, which result on a pointed end inside the structure. Furthermore, the pointed end must not touch the ground, but also not too high from the ground.
The ribs of the spheres with different centers of rotation
Internal structure with the ribs cut through the surfaces
The ribs of the spheres
Plan and section that is used to model the pavilion
The upside-down view of the model to show the pointed end
Published on Mar 12, 2018