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Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2019 Olivia Loh

Student Number: 996079 Studio Tutor: Tony Yu - Studio 3

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)

Symbols and Signs represent things, and are generally visually linked to the noun it’s representing. They generally reflect the “qualities, functions and properties” of the noun or thing it takes the place of, it is a “formal representation”. Diagrams present an analysis of a space or thing, that is presented, and generally associated with a “location, a scale, [or] a temporal frame” and “always has a spatial correlation”. It allows for the communication of ideas, and is a reduction of the final design, due to its “reductive nature”.


Week One

Precedent Analysis





2) Line frame of the structure using plan and height of arches and chimneys taken from section and precedent photos 3) Surface created using Sweep2 across sections of the frame, later off set from the frame 4) Modelling of the walls, concreate seating and base plates from the plan, heights taken from section

1) Florian Holzherr, Afterparty, P.S.1 2009 Installation/MOS Architects, 2009, photo, From the plan and section provided, some of the chimneys and arches were modelled, but because some areas were not shown, or were shown at an angle, precedent photos of the pavilion were also used to estimate the heights and elements of the pavilion.


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 Afterparty pavilion by MOS allows for the appropriation of use as the design of the space is not overly complicated. Within the small spaces/huts of the pavilion, there are some concrete slabs, that appear to be for seating, however, there is no restriction to the concrete that would prevent someone for potentially laying or standing on the slab, such as railing. This allows the user to utilize the space however they may choose. The pavilion also has multiple openings, thus doesn’t restrict the movement through the space and the user can move through the pavilion however they see fit.


Week Two Isometric

MOS Afterparty Pavilion Structure Isometric The isometric here shows all the key elements in the pavilion structure. It was modelled using the plan and section to create a frame, which was then used to create a surface. The frame was then piped to give it a thickness, and the surface off set and given a surface to mimic the elements of the pavilion. This isometric angle was chosen because it shows most of the open space most clearly, especially showing off the larger chimneys and the space underneath. The frame is also shown more subtley as to show the structure and the chimneys that are blocked by taller chimneys from this angle, to acknowledge the structure as a whole. Through modelling the pavilion, it was clear that the structure allowed for movement in any direction, though the shape of the pavilion may guide users of the space. The spaces within each chimney also varied depending on the height, how enclosed it is, and the amount of seating withing that space. The key concept of the pavilion was to play with temperature, with the different chimneys affecting the temperature of the space within, some being cooler while others hotter. Taller ones brought out the hot air, cooling the space down. It was designed to be a space of recreation and relaxation, and thus was designed allowing the space to be used as the user chooses, without too many restricting elements. The thresholds of the arches, depending of their size, creates different levels of public or private space. Chimneys’ with smaller entrances and walls creates a more private space compared to large open arches with a large open skylight. Circulation appears to be more prevalent in the warmer spaces, and cooler and smaller spaces have less movement, likely where people could rest.


Week Two


Circulation Diagram

Threshold Diagram

The diagram shows various potential paths of movement throughout the pavilion. Movement appears to be denser in areas that are warmer as indicated by the colours, a result of the chimney structure. Suggesting people move less in cooler spaces, but rather resting and stopping in those spaces

The thresholds are divided to have different levels of openness, depending on height and the spaces it connects, with green being most open. This creates different levels of privacy, along with the height of the space and light, as shown in the grey, with the darker being more private


Appendix Process

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1) Pavilion details 2) Pavilion plan 3) Pavilion section 4) Pavilion frame on plan 5) Surface created from frame 6) Thick surface created by off setting surface from frame 7) Walls and other elements created from plan, connecting to the frame 5)




Appendix Process



8) Wall, base plate and concrete seating creation 9) Giving the frame thickness using Pipe 10) Structure and frame creation 11) Surface creation over frame 10)



Appendix Process

Various Make2Ds of structure, thresholds, circulation and people density, for diagram creation


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