Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2018 Hani Zulaika Zaharudin (857134) Chelle Yang Studio No. 2
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 good diagram can be self-explaining and informative, however it could also be opened for an individualâ€™s interpretation. On the other hand signs and symbols are an accurate and standardised representation of an idea or instructions.
1. Radix plan 2. Top view from the inside of the radix 3. A section showing the main entrance of the Radix from the river
Figure 1 David Basulto, Aires Mateux- Radix, 2012. To model this pavilion, a simple box is created first followed by three different sized sphere. The measurement for the box and spheres are calculated by tracing the plan given. Boolean split were used in order to create the void.
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)
Radix is a pavilion that has a concept that is based on simplicity where it is made up of a cuboid and 3 spheres. Although the Radix are only made up from these 3 arches, however the different height of the arcs that makes the whole building interesting. It produces variation through the space.
Radix isometric The key concept of this pavilion is simplicity where the modelling process is quite simple which is by starting to trace over the given plan and the used of boolean split commmand in rhino. The detailed curvature in the Radix is later drawn in Illustrator. The detailing gives the Radix to have more volume inside it. The main entrance of the Radix were chosen to be shown. This is where people would come in and out from the boat by the river. The Radix orientation is oriented towards the river. Thus this will effect the circulation where people would be coming in and out of the pavilion. The unique shape and curvature of the pavilion has added up to oneâ€™s experience while going through the pavilion. There are four entrances from four different corners and a few thresholds in between. The curved roofs changes the way people move inside the pavilion.
As people walking through the pavilion, people tends to move slower and appreciate their expeience being inside the pavilion.
There are a few entrances coming from different sides. There parts of the pavilion that are not accessible as the height of the ceiling varies from very low where people could not go through or need to bend a little in order to move from one place to another.
First step of designing Radix is by creating a simple cuboid according to its measurement
Next, three spheres with different radiuses are created and arranged.
The spheres and cuboid are combined together.
Every solids are arranged on top of the plan as reference for accuracy.
Boolean split is used to cut through the cuboid with the spheres in order to create the curves in the Radix.
The basic shape of the matrix has been achieved.
The solids left from the boolean split.
Thresholds between the three spheres where the spheres intercept.
Basic line used to represent circulation.
Arrows are used to represent the steps.
Circulation through the pavilion
All the details of the pavilion are added in illustrator.
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Although the pavilion is very open as in people could easily go in and out but the arcs provides shade according to the position of the sun. This gives an influence to the circulation, where people would stay or stop.
Reference Images Figure 1 David Basulto, Aires Mateux- Radix, 2012. Arch Daily, Venice Biennale 2012: Radix / Aires Mateus. https://www.archdaily.com/267567/venice-biennale-2012-radix-aires-mateus Last accessed: 11/3/2018
Published on Mar 11, 2018