Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2019 Mathew Tong
857440 Alison Fairley Studio 20
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 could be generally separated into three main groups, icon, index and symbol, and each of them has their own choroidoiritis, representational role, and connection between concept and physical content for their dynamic object. (More general, vague and arbitrary, representation only, remaking the dynamic object) As an opposition, a diagram is all about creating something new, by precisely defining the content and reducing the content or information into some well organized, symbolic representation and afterward add in new elements to generate and become a new content itself. It is specific to each elements inside the content. Especially for architectural diagram, it is specific to a space, location or even time and scale and sometimes it may not only appear in 3-dimensional space but also other dimensions. (Precise, not arbitrary, spacial relationship, specific, use its content to create new elements / typology / information)
02 . Elevation (right view)
01 . Plan view
03 . Sectional Perspective (Direction NE)
Space, Threshold and Circulation of people Interestingly, it does not have a significant, clear or a fixed architectural element that defines the space, like doors or signs. So how does the pavilion work? The trick is to use the 3 curved shape structural Blendy Ply to define space within the Pavilion. Using 3 sets of seats to create gathering points for people, embraced by the structural Blendy Ply and use the roof area to providing shading for people; together generated 3 ambiguous thresholds for the Summer house, at the same time control how people circulate the space.
Object not in scale
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)
A scenario here: If the summer house had to follow its function and programme to a extreme case there were a few things that would not exit 1, Curved form structure - as it created an unclear threshold for people 2, Semi-shading - as it could not provide a full cover for user 3, 15 - 20 seats - as the space can actually fit more people within it That comes to the point that how / why design should not be extreme its functionality. It is because design should not be a thing that limits people behavior or define how they are supposed to use it. A design should offer the freedom for people on how they behave and how they think they should use the design, especially for architects, a design has to be reasonable for people to use it in a certain way at least how they think they should use it by using architectural element reasonably, ethicality, aesthetically, safely and practically.
Isometric North East Through out the process of building this model. I have gained a further and sufficient understanding of how architectural elements can control people behavior and most importantly, the different possibility of how diagram can represent architectural data. Barkow Leibinger - Serpentine Summer House According to the architect, the intention is to pay respect to the 2 extinct 18th Century pavilions (The Carolineâ€™s Temple and The Long Water) both by William Kent, which the second pavilion offered a unique 360 degree views of the surrounding. As a result, a free-form, flower-liked pavilion has been constructed & designed with a few characteristics that were learned from the previous pavilions, for example, the idea of constructing the house with a four layers structure which was taken from the Carolineâ€™s Temple, and 360 degrees views from The Long water, yet Instead of offering a 360 degrees views from the pavilion, the pavilion itself is visible from 360 degrees of the park.
Personal statement It has been quite a journey for me to finish the assignment, as even though the information given is fairly enough to construct the model, there are quite a few details missing. Which means that some of the steps for constructing this model are based on observation from pictures online.
Week Two Diagrams
-Use arrows to show the direction of how people circulate the space
-Use heat map to show the density of people and how the density of people affects by the temperature of the surrounding
-Use different colors to show the route of circulation and he moment of people e.g. from point A to B / B to C e.t.c.
1, Gather given information (drawings) from LMS
2, Gather external information (drawings) from reliable online source
3, Scale the designated drawing(s) to 1 : 1
4, Trace out the first layer of the pavilion accordingly the seats
5, Extrude and add Thickness for the first layer of the pavilion - the seats
6, Trace out the inner part of the seats
7, Extrude and cap the line to add thickness for the surface of the seats
8, Trace and extrude the second layer of the pavilion the 3 curved shape structures
9, Trace and extrude the third layer of the pavilion (the first layer of the shading roof part)
10, Trace and extrude the fourth layer of the pavilion accordingly - (the second layer of the shading roof part) the last layer of the Pavilion
11, Put all 4 layers together to get ready for exporting as different diagrams
12, Testing out the possibility of different angles, scales and spacing for the making of different diagrams
13, Make 2D for isometric diagram
14, Make 2D for isometric Model (the hero shot)
15, Export isometric Make 2D diagram to illustrator for finalizing the threshold and circulation diagram
16, Export isometric Model Make 2D to illustrator for finalizing the line work for the hero image
17, Render the model for shading / shadow
18, Overlapping the line work with the shadow
19, Finalizing the 2 diagrams for template
20, Testing out different combination and style for a better representation of each diagram
Barkow Leibinger - Serpentine Summer House
Mathew Tong 857440
Isometric 1:25 0
First and Second layer of the Summer house
Seats / Gathering place
Final presentation template
21, Finally, exporting the template into PDF and ready to print out for presentation