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Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2018 Lauren Donsworth 913753 Samuel Lalo - Studio 12

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 portray a literal representational explanation for something that is commonly understood. They provide a simplification, whereas diagrams are used to express and explore the complications of a concept or design. They can explore aspects of a design allowing it to be elaborated and have new possibilities discovered. This elaborates on the performative qualities of diagrammatic images. Diagrams may not show exact information, however for some schemes diagrams that represent the thinking and processes of circulations and threshold are more useful in understanding a design rather than exact drawing.


Week One

Precedent Analysis

Detailed perspective of primary auditorium space

Cafe area with surounding seating.

The Telegraph. “The Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion over the years.� The Telegraph. May 31, 2012. Accessed March 11, 2018. https://www.

Perspective of seating areas Included in my model are the seating areas present within the pavilion. These areas are screened off by sheets to provide a feeling of security to those sitting within the space.


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)

Emphasising that design should be as simple as necessary to make it entirely functional, Hertzberger emphasises how thorough planning and design processes make for the most successful architecture. Excessing designs that create too many complications in spatial orientations should be avoided in favour of one that creates a space for every need and no more than that.


Week Two


Entrance to Serpantine Gallery The final isometric view was chosen as it best highlighted the two primary designed spaces within the pavilion. Showing both the bar and the auditorium space, both bordered by glass Perspex sheets to provide a more intimate space. Providing subtle screening and sectioning, these sheets are the primary way in which privacy and intimacy are created inside the pavilion. Interestingly circulation is differentiated by the heights of the pavilion. Spanning from three meters to one this lowers the traffic flow through certain areas. Where the ceiling dips lower a more intimate space is created, forcing the flow of people outside the pavilion, further extending the threshold of the space. As there are no official entrances or exits from the space, the threshold functions as a gradient. The pavilion amalgamates with the environment making its boundaries variable with its surroundings. In modelling the pavilion a key focus was ensuring that the curvature of the structure was maintained. The free flowing organic form was integral to the pavilions expression of its desire to be integrated into nature. Furthermore, when portraying’s surface colours the reflective nature of the pavilion was shown by placing a tree texture on the roof, as would have been seen in the actual pavilions roof reflection.


Week Two Diagrams

Public undetonated space

Group space Transitional movement

Public undetonated space Public undetonated space Seating Seating Seating Hiding Dining Seating Seating Public undetonated space

Public undetonated space

Public undetonated space

Group space Transitional movement

Public undetonated space Public undetonated space Seating Seating Seating Hiding Dining Seating Seating


Public undetonated space Spatial Relationships

Showing primary entrances, indicating where people might circulate throughout the space.

Showing suggested usage of different spaces within the pavilion


Public undetonated space



Typical Seating arrangement seen within the pavilion.

Tree edits formulated for trialling for presentation.

When creating the roof surface the tops of some of the columns had to be trimmed so they didn’t show through. Due to the way the roof was panelised using Rhino, it would not have perfectly matched the precedent serpentine roof. This trim was done to best express the aesthetic of the structure.


Appendix Process

Initially I tracked all of the columns to the roof however decided this was too dense to read and understand. Following I decided only to track the lines from columns running along the back perimeter of the structure.



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