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CLAIRVOYANCE ERIN DOERING CLEMSON UNIVERSITY


“Once you learn to look at architecture not merely as art more or less well or more or less badly done, but as a social manifestation, the critical eye becomes clairvoyant.� - Louis Sullivan


TABLE OF CONTENTS [Project 01]

PARAMETRIC PRECISION [Project 02]

FLAT TO FORM [Project 03]

RULED SURFACES [Project 04]

WHERE SKY MEETS EARTH [Project 05]

DISSECTING THE QUEEN CITY ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE LENS

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PARAMETRIC PRECISION This practice in parametric modeling involved using paAA ruled surface aa curved surface generated ruled surface isstraight curved surface generated andis rules as lines. a means to agenerate a series of with aarameters series of It is simple, with series of straight lines. It is a simple, variations in the design. The pin-string method was used elegant and geometric logic system that elegant and efficient efficient geometric logic system thatthat to economic, create an analog parametricand model of ellipses makes construction structural makes economic, construction and structural experiments with the length ofshape the string andarch location of sense. II began to explore the of an sense. began to explore the shape ofitblend an arch the pins. Also, using Adobe Illustrator’s through hand drawing and translating into aa I crethrough hand drawing and translating it dowels. into tool, one-foot 3D model made up of wooden ated a set of drawing iterations which seemly connect one-foot 3D model made up of wooden dowels. a Upon flipping and repositioning it, the model series of ellipses over multiple instances to produce a Upon flipping and repositioning it, the model indeed many unique forms, eventually finalcreates digital model. indeed creates many unique forms, eventually sparking sparking inspiration inspiration for for aa future future project. project.


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FLAT TO FORM

Folding explores the potential for planar material to transform into a three dimensional rigid structure. A flat plane that has no structural integrity, can be folded and develop structural depth. Something as simple as a fold is a very powerful and performative design device. Using the operation of folded plates and curved creases, I experimented with various paper types, crease patterns, and model iterations to create three folded columns.


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RULED SURFACE

A ruled surface is a curved surface generated with a series of straight lines. It is a simple, elegant and efficient geometric logic system that makes economic, construction and structural sense. I began to explore the shape of an arch through hand drawing and translating it into a one-foot 3D model made up of wooden dowels. Upon flipping and repositioning it, the model indeed creates many unique forms, eventually sparking inspiration for a future project.


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WHERE SKY MEETS EARTH I furthered my exploration of the ruled surface model by designing an open aired structure at the top of a mountain site as a destination for visitors to rest and reflect on their surroundings. Experimentation through study-models and various plan drawings allowed these arch shaped ruled surface models to delvelope into a dome-like structure that provides entrances, sky views, and stunning look-out points throughout the structure.


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ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE LENS Documenting through photography can be used to reach a general perception of a site and gather as much information as possible to understand its context. A space’s different forms, use of materials and detailing can be emphasized through a photograph. Photographs can capture the experience of not just the space, but moving through a space.


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Erin Doering Architecture Portfolio