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Learning Portfolio: Digital Session ARCH 20 Spring 2014 / Lum Jerry Lum


Table of Contents Doghouse 1……………2

Doghouse 2…………..10


Getting Started: Doghouse 1

Perspective View


Getting Started: Doghouse 1

Exterior Elevations: Front, R. Side, Rear, & L. Side


Doghouse 1: Reflections • Getting re-acquainted with basic SketchUp tools, operations, and mindset was easier than I imagined…you just need to set aside the time and do it! It took approximately 3 hours to complete Doghouse 1 • The main purpose of this assignment is to simply use SketchUp to give form to my initial ideas related to a “doghouse”. These ideas are literal and obvious – a good place to begin before incorporating abstract concepts and principles into my SketchUp work. • Initial ideas given form led to more design possibilities of shapes, sizes, proportions, detail, finishes, color, and entourage. • Tools used (View>Tool Palettes>Large Tool Set): select, rectangle, measuring box, push/pull, arc, move/copy, scale, tape measure, protractor, orbit, pan, and zoom • Dialog Boxes used (Window): Materials, Styles, Scenes, and Shadows • Inference tools are important to control placement of objects and relate them to others.


Doghouse 1: Reflections (cont.) •

Right click dialog box was used to hide selected lines.

Only 2D components from 3D Warehouse were used to maximize computing speed. The maple tree was selected for its fall colors and copied twice. The dog was resized to 1.5x.

Views of Doghouse 1 were saved as .png files and exported to Doghouse 1 folder. It was difficult to save all orthographic views at the same scale and size. When shadows better informed the view, they were used. Need to control what gets incorporated into or removed in each view

Incorporating reflections and images into a PowerPoint document identified layout issues related to image size, scale, and placement that was resolved using Shapes>Rectangle>Line Color>Fill Color>Effects (turn off shadow). I suspect using SketchUp Pro layout tools will resolve this. It took approximately 3 hours to produce the first 9 slides of this presentation. It takes time to determine how best to develop and format this portfolio! Hopefully this instructor example will minimize student time spent.


Doghouse 1: SLO Progress Report SLO 1: Appropriately apply graphic tools, techniques, and conventions to create and communicate ideas. 1.a. Effective management of time & resources

SketchUp: 3 hrs. + Portfolio: 3 hrs.

1.b. Draw & Think using analog tools

NA

1.c. Draw & Think using digital tools

Yes

1.d. Use Architect’s Scale

NA

1.e. Use Engineer’s Scale

NA

1.f. Use Measurements dialog box

Yes

1.h. Apply appropriate Perspective Drawing Technique

Yes, see Perspective on page 3.

1.i. Create Paraline Drawing(s)

Yes, see Isometric View on page 9.

1.j. Create Orthographic Drawing(s)

Yes, see four exterior elevations on page 4.

1.k. Understand and apply Shade & Shadow

Yes

1.l. Incorporate entourage to enhance credibility

Yes, from 3D Warehouse


Doghouse 1: SLO Progress Report SLO 2: Select and effectively use either manual or digital means to explore, analyze, and document an evolution of design ideas in architecture and interior design 2.a. Relate modes of representation; select and apply best system to explore and communicate design intentions

Used perspective and orthographic views to communicate the idea of doghouse 1

2.b. Produce a set of architectural drawings to document a case study

NA

2.c. Produce a portfolio of work that chronicles student learning throughout the semester

Yes

SLO 3: Accurately relate each aspect of the drawn visual language system to three-dimensional reality and human perception

Use of perspective view with entourage and shade and shadows communicates the reality of Doghouse 1. Inclusion of a human figure an other familiar forms gives a credible scale to the doghouse form.

SLO 4: Visually and verbally explain the process of idea development using graphic representation

The process of developing the doghouse included a series of thinking and making cycles. With each completion of a cycle, fragments and general notions eventually became whole, unified, and represented a set of full design intentions. Generating various views emphasized different aspects of form, space, proportions, and composition of design elements.


Doghouse 1: SLO Progress Report SLO 5: Develop an awareness of the relationships between graphic representations and fundamental design principles and elements

This initial doghouse is obvious and literal with a symmetrical organization of a gable roof, Dutch entry door, and round rear window. This dominant use of symmetry is balanced by an asymmetrical placement of the chimney/fireplace and the brick covered dais. The space below the maple trees creates an intimate context for the doghouse.

Isometric View


Doghouse 2: Using Components, Layers, & Outliner

Perspective View: Layers designated by color


Doghouse 2: Construction Sequences by Layers


Comparison: Doghouses 1 & 2 Reflection: Doghouse 1 inspired the opportunities to systematically construct Doghouse 2 using Components, Layers, and Outliner dialog boxes. Changes were made not only to the chimney & fireplace form, but also to the dais form. Note slight changes in overall proportions of all design elements. Construction of the gable roof and chimney forms were also more efficiently built. The chimney form also has a hearth, fireplace, and mantel that can be seen when viewing this layer only. With two iterations, new ideas emerged and substantive improvements were possible in both design and construction. Although the extension of gable roof around chimney form in Doghouse 1 may be more interesting because it interjects asymmetry into the gable form. See next page. Next step, Doghouse 3, iteration 3 (copy Doghouse 2) will explore the addition of fenestration and the resultant light impact on the interior space.


Doghouse 2: Addition of Fireplace, Mantel, & Hearth

Perspective View: Chimney, Fireplace, Mantel, & Hearth with body of house removed. Layers designated by colors.


Doghouse 2: SLO Progress Report SLO 1: Appropriately apply graphic tools, techniques, and conventions to create and communicate ideas. 1.a. Effective management of time & resources

SketchUp: 1 hrs. + Portfolio: 1 hrs.

1.b. Draw & Think using analog tools

NA

1.c. Draw & Think using digital tools

Yes, particularly related to sequencing model construction

1.d. Use Architect’s Scale

NA

1.e. Use Engineer’s Scale

NA

1.f. Use Measurements dialog box

Yes

1.h. Apply appropriate Perspective Drawing Technique

Yes,

1.i. Create Paraline Drawing(s)

No, not appropriate for objectives

1.j. Create Orthographic Drawing(s)

No, not appropriate for objectives

1.k. Understand and apply Shade & Shadow

Yes

1.l. Incorporate entourage to enhance credibility

Yes, from 3D Warehouse


Doghouse 2: SLO Progress Report SLO 2: Select and effectively use either manual or digital means to explore, analyze, and document an evolution of design ideas in architecture and interior design 2.a. Relate modes of representation; select and apply best system to explore and communicate design intentions

Used perspective views to communicate the idea of doghouse 2, an enhance and refined form of doghouse 1

2.b. Produce a set of architectural drawings to document a case study

NA

2.c. Produce a portfolio of work that chronicles student learning throughout the semester

Yes

SLO 3: Accurately relate each aspect of the drawn visual language system to three-dimensional reality and human perception

Doghouse 2 is an iteration of Doghouse 1 in which refinements to the overall form were the objectives.

SLO 4: Visually and verbally explain the process of idea development using graphic representation

Using components, layers, outliner, and scenes to systematically develop Doghouse 2 also provided more insights and control over the design process. Scenes are used to explain the constituent phases of construction to others. See p. 17


Doghouse 2: SLO Progress Report SLO 5: Develop an awareness of the relationships between graphic representations and fundamental design principles and elements

Systematically developing Doghouse 2 was only possible as an iteration of Doghouse 2. As such, breaking the form of the house into a “kit of parts” creates design opportunities not possible at the onset of Doghouse 1. Major changes included the following: • Wall and roof surface thickness: 4 inches • Proportional changes to body of house, now 5’ W x 10’D x 10’ H • Chimney design is asymmetrical, but sloping surface is the same 45-degree angle as the gable roof • Dais is higher and incorporates a different stair relationship that aligns only with the house entry. The stairs use 6”R/12”T run.


Doghouse 2: Construction Sequence using Scenes

Each image is a scene that corresponds to a layer. There are two series of 6 images or scenes, each from one of two points of view or station points. Images are simply exported 2D images in .png format. Note that a different color was assigned to each layer in lieu of the default ones. Compare with imags on page 10. Layer color was turned off on image sequence on page 11

Jerry's ARCH 20 learning portfolio - week 1  

In progress example of course work documented as a learning portfolio