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Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2018 Yiqiao Zhao

904932 Joel Collins studio 19

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)

In signs and symbols, there is no relationship between form and its content, the interpretation reply on personal understanding. In comparison, diagram define the exact level of knowledge and determination, mediating between construct and concept. Moreover, diagrams are tools that prescribe performance in space and suggest possibilities through generating complex organizations in relation to time and movement. Furthermore, diagram does not belong to a logic of representation, like signs and symbols, but inaugurates a logic of sensation.


Week One

Precedent Analysis

These three images are the plan, elevation and perspective view of the M pavilion that i construct on rhino. While i am modeling the roof, i find out that the thread follows a certain pattern. So i traced one and use copy and move commend for the rest to reduce the amount of eatra work. The seperation of layers is so nessesary in this case as there are so many deferent curves surfaces and extrusions.


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)

Pabilion are defined as “in-between” where people can seek for shelter but also feel free to preceed their own activities in side the space. if the designer’s intention of functionality is too strong then people’s movement and activity will be too restricted and limited. Amenda Levete’s M pavilion can be seen as a semi-opening space where there is no wall surrounded and no designated entrance of it. Therefore, there is no specific route to walk around the space. This sense of freedom would not be achieved if people feel forceful to follow the intention of designer.


Week Two


South-east Isometric view In order to present the best isomatric view, i have been through so many experiments. The transparency of the roof and the pattern on both roof and wooden panels make it difficult to show a clear structure. However, i find the patterns is a key element of the design so i chose to show it on the image. To accentuate the transparency of the roof, i use photoshop to adjust the opacity of the columns. althrough there is no certian entrances in this pavilin, i discovered that the position of columns , the shape of shadows and even the pattern on the floor can affect the way people walk in side the space. the functionality of pavilion is not as clear and specitic as other architecture such as apartment, shopping mall or restuarant, this is what makes pavilion different, it provide vast possiblity and oppotunity for people to define this space their own and use it in an appropirate way.


Week Two Diagrams



The threshold of Mpavilion is defined by the light

As the entrances are not defined, people’s movement are

coming through, and the meteriality of the

attracted by the cafe in the middle and also influenced by the position of columns.

structure. from grass to wooden panel, then from sun light to the shadow provided by columns roof and steel support





Appendix Process

steel structure that support the wooden panels inside.

This image shows that there is this steel structure in side the wooden floor, so while i was modeling, i saperate the steel and the wooden panel into two different layer, so the construction is more detailed.




The different ways i explored to present the isomatric view.


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