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Architecture  101   Learning  por2olio     Kayla  Sandoval   Spring  semester  2014   Jerry  Lum,  Midterm   3/11/14  


“Malevich  Reinterpreted  into  Tectonic   Form”   1/15  Malevich   InterpretaIon:   Assignment  was  to   create  a  three   dimensional  structure   of  our  own    personal   interpretaIon  from   Kazimir  Malevich   “supremaIst   composiIon  2”  


IteraIon  #1  


IteraIon  #2    


-­‐My  idea  for  this  project  was  to  re-­‐create   one  liQle  secIon  of  the  piece.  I  really  liked   all  the  small  floaIng  pieces  in  the  boQom   right  hard  corner  of  the  piece.       -­‐I  began  by  cropping  the  image  and  only   focusing  on  these  small  pieces.  A  bit  of   narraIve  did  come  into  play  when  Jerry   began  to  menIon  something  about  myself   being  the  kind  of  person  who  takes  in  stray   dogs.       -­‐The  smaller  pieces  began  to  represent  the   smaller  people  in  the  world,  who  are  not   any  less  important  because  of  size.  

My  concept  


Self-­‐reflecIon   1.  What  is  the  value  of  repeIIon  in  design?  What  types  of  repeIIon?     In  my  design  I  chose  to  focus  on  the  smaller  shapes  in  Malvech’s  piece.  I  really   liked  how  all  of  the  shapes  were  so  small  and  all  in  one  small  porIon  of  the   composiIon.     2.  How  does  your  selecIon  of  materials,  their  surface  qualiIes,  and  level  of   cra[  used  in  your  constructed  composiIon  affect  the  percepIons  of  others?   My  final  iteraIon  really  reflected  one  small  parIIon  of  the  piece.  The  colors   reflected  the  true  colors  of  the  piece  yet  the  bigger  shapes  were  in  black  and   white  so  they  were  less  distracIng  from  the  smaller  pieces.     3.  What  is  your  process  from  start  to  finish?   To  begin  the  piece  I  really  had  to  start  somewhere,  since  it  was  the  first   project  I  was  a  liQle  lost,  so  I  thought  the  best  idea  was  just  to  go  into  it  and   create  something,  and  if  I  failed  just  to  keep  trying  new  things  out.  


InstrucIon  for  construcIon    

            1/27  CollaboraIon  assignment   The  goal:  To  create  a  set  of  instrucIons  for  a  model  using  cardboard  and  glue,  and   allow  one  classmate  to  build  your  structure  without  physically  looking  at  your   structure.  


My  set  of  instrucIons   1.  Begin  by  cuang  out  three   equilateral  triangles  with  side   measuring  2inches.     2.  Glue  those  4  pieces  to  each   other  creaIng  a  pyramid  like   structure.   3.To  give  your  pyramid  a  solid   base  cut  out  a  square  to  glue  to   the  boQom  of  the  pyramid.   4.  Cut  out  three  strips   measuring  2inches  in  height,   Glue  them  together  to  create  a   triangular  prism.   5.  Glue  that  prism  to  the  point   on  your  pyramid.   6.  And  now  your  finished!  :  D    

Alhakam’s  version  


-­‐In  my  classmates  version  I  discovered   that  my  instrucIons,  although  simple,   were  sIll  not  in  depth  enough.     -­‐I  was  unclear  of  were  to  glue  things,   how  to  glue  things,  and  exact   measurements  of  items.     -­‐This  assignment  proved  while  building   things  you  really  need  to  clarify  almost   everything,  because  every  person  has  a   different  way  of  thinking,  and  in  the   future  when  you  are  building   something  or  creaIng  something,  you   are  not  going  to  want  to  have  any   mess-­‐ups.     -­‐In  my  structure  you  can  begin  to  see   exactly  what  I  mean  by  things  glued  in   the  wrong  places.       -­‐  Because  of  being  unclear  in  gluing  the   top  triangle  verIcal,  of  smaller  gluing   the  ends  of  the  strips  together.  

My  structure  


AdjecIves  in  Abstract   2/5  Charcoal  gesture  drawings   To  begin  the  project  we  had  to   create  a  series  of  drawings  which   reflected  our  three  chosen  adjecIves   in  the  abstract.  We  had  to  search  for   opposites,  synonyms,  and  real   objects  that  portray  the  words.     -­‐Using  charcoal  and  newsprint  we   would  begin  to  discover  how  to   translate  the  drawings  into  abstract   models.     -­‐Then  to  translate  those  models  into   a  frame  or  skeleton  for  our  desired   word  and  to  create  a  narraIve.    


1st  series  of  charcoal  gesture  drawings  

My  three  adjecIves;  unusual,  tedious,  and   nervous.  


Abstract  drawings  for  unusual  


Final  charcoal  drawing   -­‐A[er  many  series  of  drawings,  to   help  discover  the  abstract  version   of  our  adjecIves  I  finally  chose  to   sIck  with  this  design,  the  free   flowing  lines  began  to  remind  me   of  clouds,  and  that  is  where  my   narraIve  comes  into  play.      My  NarraIve  is  about  individualism,  and  it  is  a  lot     clouds,  because  every  single  one    is  different.   like   Although  some  might  look  similar  to  other,  or  some   might  stand  out,  in  the  end  they  are  sIll  all  clouds,   its  a  lot  like  people  and  how  we  think  being   different  is  strange  or  how  we  think  there  is  this   one  shape  or  one  person  we  should  all  aim  to  be.     Although  we  are  all  different  and  we  all  have  different  traits  it  doesn’t  make  us  as   individuals  any  less  human.  We  are  all  supposed  to  be  different,  and  it  should  never  be   looked  down  on  for  being  a  liQle  strange  or  standing  out.  In  the  end  we  are  all  sIll   humans.  


IteraIon  #1  


IteraIon  #2  

2nd  IteraIon  


Skeleton  for  Unusual  


Self  ReflecIon   1.  What  Is  the  relaIonship  of  one  element  of  your  composiIon  to  another   and  to  the  whole?   In  my  final  iteraIon  I  chose  to  make  every  single  piece  different,  no  two  are   the  same,  they  vary  in  size,  shape,  and  paQern.     2.  What  makes  the  composiIon  of  arranged  objects  staIc  or  dynamic  in   nature?   The  composiIon  I  would  have  to  say  is  dynamic,  it’s  unlike  anything  which  is   the  main  point  to  be  “unusual”  or  different.       3.  What  is  your  constructed  composiIon  about?  Does  it  represent  anything,   Tell  a  story,  and  embody  an  idea  or  quality?   My  model  goes  hand  and  hand  with  my  narraIve,    I  think  it  is  a  perfect   reflecIon  of  the  thoughts  I  was  trying  to  get  though.      


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