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Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2019 Lin Ding

1008634 Junhan Foong + Studio 7

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)

Diagrams is different from Signs and Symbols beacause Signs and Symbols do not describe their dynamic object. Symbols and Signs, for example, national emblem, convey the meanig through learning a cultural norms. However, according to the author, a diagram is a tool that describes relationships and and depicts performance in the space on an organizasional level. It can generate coherent, abstract forms that is consistent to its projective argument. The diagram can precisely define the exact level of knowledge and determination that we can apply to the project, which enables us to record processes that may occur in three-dimensions of reality.


Week One

Precedent Analysis



Pic 1. Section of the frame of the ZUMTHOR SERPENTINE Pic 2. Perspective of two arrays of the pavilion frame structure. Pic 3. Perspective of the whole pavilion frame structure. It show the door opening. 3 1.”Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Perter Zumthor”, Bdonline, https:// In order to get the a more accurate scale of the pavilion, I choose the elevation of single frame structure as my starting point. Then, I use the commmand “ Arraylinear” to array the frame according to the plan. The number of the frames and the width of the frame should be carefully checked. Next, I create a box and use the command “BooleanDifference” to trim the intersection of the frame.


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)

The pavilion designed by Peter Zumthor shows some of the Hertzberger ideas that the space should be flexible, making people stay in a space in a way they are most enjoy with. In order to allows for an appropriation of use, people should experience and enjoy the space by passing through the designated route to arrive in the garden. It means thay can circulate the interior corridor and crossing one door into the central garden. The bench along the garden, chairs and tables are for the relax and communication between people. All the design shows the flexibility of the pavilion.


Week Two


ZUMTHOR - SERPENTINE PAVILION ISOMETRIC This is the isometric view of the Zumthor Serpentine Pavilion. The main thing I want to show in the isometric view is the frame structure of the Zumthor Serpentine. The frame is easy to see in the isometric, which is surrounding with the central garden. This gives a clear sence of the enclosing central space. I add the horizontal frame to connect each others and use the command “BooleanDifference� in Rhino to make the intersection of the frame perfect. The threshold of the pavilion from my understanding is the building. The definition of the threshold is that a transitional space from one space to anthor. The circulation shows the movement in relation to the space and time, the activities of people. It inform the use of the building as well as its advantages and disadvantages. The key concept of the pavilion is the central garden. Beacause of the design of the pavilion, people can not see the inside garden when they into the first door of the pavilion. When they get into the second entrance, they will surprise by the amazing central garden.


Week Two Diagrams



Circulation Diagram

Threshold Diagram

I use the arrows to show the main entrance and the direction of the flow of people. I use the two different colours circles to show the activities and density of people.

I show the frame structure with opening doors in my threshold diagram. I use differnt colour to identified the door, Which refelcts the light conditions and shows the major threshold. The door in the internal corridor get less ligt from outside, so I use the dark colour for the inside door.




This is the plan view of my garden in Rhino.

The surface of my pavilion in Rhino.


Appendix Process

According to the photo of pavilion, I try my best to make the structure accurate.




Add the colour to the model to make it look more solid.


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