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Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2018 EI YOON MYAT OO (900444) Han Li + Studio Number 16

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)

Diagrams is a schematic representation of an object but also provides the organization relationship of the location. . According to Charles Peirce’s, icon represent the qualities of an object without having relevancy of the materials while index is a sign that show the measurement. Whereas symbols imprint and represent the object and functions. Only representing an object with a symbol is unreliable since they do not represent the characteristic of their own object. Difference from this three, diagram does not represent a design but rather provide an organisational and can have a performative quality depending on how it is deployed. Diagrams have the characteristic of combination of icon, index and symbols.The main difference between diagrams and symbols is that diagram also define the performances in the spaces and also specified the area.


Week One

Precedent Analysis

figure 2. Elevation

figure 3. Section

figure 4. Plan View

By using the given plan view image, elevation image and section image, I traced the outline of the building. Moreover, I also refer to the images from the internet. All the outlines are set up on the surface with appropriate angle. Then the surfaces are trimmed to get the openings.


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)

Herzberger stated that design shouldn’t be use only for the function but should also consider for other aspect and for greater efficiency. The pavilions were designed with many opening. There are two big opening which allow enclosure and passage for the people. The top of the building was also trimmed and cover with glasses which allowed sunlight to enter to save the energy. These opening also allow for air to freely circulate the whole building. By not having much space inside the building due to the sizable opening, the building itself do not take much place on the ground.


Week Two


Burnham Pavillion Isonometric This isometric view of Burnham Pavillion was taken from north east perspective. This perspective was chosen to show the openings of the pavillion. Modelling of this pavillion is quite challenging beacuse the shape of the pavillion is circular. Moreover, it is rotated and the whole pavillion is not placed on the flat base. All the information of the curves in the structure was not given in the elevation drawings either. After tracing the outline, the curves were swept with Sweep2 and by triming some curves, the whole pavillion was created. All the opening on the roof and the entrances were created by triming the unnecessary part. The inner part of the pavillion was also modelled in detail since this information plays an important role in Threshold and circulation diagram. The middle part of the ground base is also 0.4 m higher than the rest of the base.I learn that threshold space can affect the circulation path of the people.


Week Two Diagrams


Primary Zone Secondary Zone



Circulation Diagram

Threshold Diagram

Cicrulation is the movement anf flow of the human.This diagram shows the circulation of the visitors inside the structure and futher show the transition of primary zone and secondary zone.The human figures shows the primary circulation space and the denser area in the pavillion.

This diagram show the thresholds of the structure. It includes the opening entrances of the building and the space where the transition occurs. The space is where the flooring is transform into the ramp and then to the roof.




Outline of the respective sectiion

Tracing of the outline of the sections

Layers of traces of different session of the structure Outline of the respective sectiion


Appendix Process

Creating base for the whole structure. The middle circle area is 0.4 m higher than the surrounding base so two layers of base area was created.

Creating inner skin. It is the structure in which support the roof and is extruded from the base.




Inside the structure. The green area is the inner skin which support the roof and is extruded from the base.

Inner part of the structure.


Two opening of the structure. This opening was created by triming cicrular extrusion to the whole pavillion

Top view of the model

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