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Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2019 Jiang Zhuoheng (953638) Tony Yu + Studio 5

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)

Signs and Symbols represent the dynamic objects. In other words, these products have purpose of talk about dynamic objects. A diagram is different is because it can be different due to its purpose because of the situation that it is on. The diagram is related to a dyamic object or the products of its purpose but it does not represent the dynamic objects typically. A diagram is able to explain the relation of the dynamic object.


Week One

Precedent Analysis

Picture on the left top is the top view of the finished model. Picture on the rught top is the right view of the structure of pavilion. Picture on the left bottom is the front view of structure and benches.

This picture shows the height of different arches and the probable changes of these chimneys, so when I was making the model, I can make

changes according to the picture to help it looks more real.


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 shows that the in-between space can get the effect that traditional functionalist design cannot get, like the affordances and accommodating for using the whole space. The MOMA pavilion not only provide the place for people to walk pass but also let people be able to see differnt view through differnt size arches in differnt directions, these chimneys also collect cool air for visitors, the benches under shadow can let visitors take a rest.


Week Two


Rhino “MOMA� Model This is my isometric view of MOMA pavilion, this pavilion uses mental to build the structure and fur to cover it that can provide shadow and cool air, it also designed some walls to distinguish public area and private space. This model is built according to plan and section images on lms. From this angle, people is able to see the differnt entrance, whole scale and its interior space and arrangement. As it is a open pavilion, visitors can come from differnt dirctions and walk in different paths, but most of them will come to walk around and take a seat to rest for a while as it is really big and it is cooler than other areas that can make people feel more comfortable. The walls in pavilion can be the thresholds between public area and private space, which influence the paths people will choose, the temperature is another threshold, visitors are more likely to spend more time stay in the shadow to avoid high temperature and big sun.


Week Two Diagrams



Density of visitors on paths


General Circulation paths

Time cost in pavilion



The lines on the site shows general paths visitors will choose, red one means in public area and bule one means priviate area. the thickness of lines shows the size of area. These green lines show the density on these paths, more thicker means more people there.

The red colour on the site means most of visitors will spend more time in the areas, yellow means they will use less time to stay. The bule means the temperature here is cool, yellow means hot and red is the hottest.




First step is trace these structure lines from top view in rhino to make sure the size is right.

Second step is change lines’ height from front view in rhino to make sure the height is right.


Third step is use split to cut bottom lines and top lines one by one.

Appendix Process

Fourth step is using rebuid to build these bottom arch lines to make sure the degree is you want.

Fifth step is reconnect the lines that used to connect these bottom lines to make sure they are closed.


Sixth step is use Networksrf to build surfaces one by one.



Seventh step is pipe the boundries’ lines and make sure two objects connected together.

Eighth step is build the walls and benches according to the plan and section.


Last step is use Offset to build the thickness of fur and add some small details.

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