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”
-‐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.
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
-‐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.
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.
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.