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Tiffany Goh Student Number: 639188 Semester 1/2012 Group 12

1.1 Pattern

Recipe: - Divide the relevant space into compartments proportionate to one another -Choose the focal point in which the lines of the compartment converge -make sure that there are end points which are either directly opposite or in alternate angles, in the case of edges which parallel each other. -Choose a base element to apply to the compartments

1.1 Balance

Recipe -Choose base element -Make use of repitition of that element, making sure to maintain a sense of uniformity. (Here the uniformity is in the left-right symmetry)

1.1 Symmetry

Recipe -Choose base element -Establish relationship between each element (each shape enveloped another in this case) -Use repetition of elements while scaling and rotation to achieve dynamics.

1.1 Movement

1.2 Rhino tutorials

1.3 Answers to reading questions

was made apparent. The second stage takes the structure down to its base element, recognising each base as its own character In ‘Symmetry’, the base element used was ‘shape’. Each shape, although similar, could be placed at different In ‘Balance’, the base element of line was used. Each line was a narrow ‘S’ shape, able to be scaled and rotated to suit the purpose of ‘balance’. In ‘Movement’, repetition of a shape element was used. Each shape was enveloped by another, and scaled and rotated to emulate ‘movement’ possible. metry was apparent. In ‘Balance’ The narrow ‘S’ lines were scaled and rotated to match the angles of each cell in the pattern, In ‘Movement’, a similar process as ‘symmetry’ was used. The left-right symmetry was omitted in favour of repetitive shapes matching the pattern. These methods created images resembling the pattern while requiring little detail.



Paper Models


Task 1:


Paper Models

Task 2:





the leaf-shaped based pattern emu-


tion of each base element is used to replicate the scattered placement of

ent in nature-based patterned architecture. The proc-


Double layers

I decided upon joining multiple numbers of the emerging form element at centre points, making a conical and symmetrical form. Each emerging form is attached to the edge of another to form a circumference. This casts a longer, more apparent shadow, which will create a more dynamic effect with the light shining out between the patterns. (diffusion) Originally, the model followed the recipe for the ‘emerging shape’ directly. My partner modelled one base element (a narrow S shape) which I speculated could be used as a component of the lantern, namely an entwinement around the lower arm in a double helix formation.


Developmental Models

This method is inspired by the origami craft of ku-

Each emerging form is a unit

In relation to the lantern (represented by red cube)

- The different sizes of the green cubes illustrate that the emerging form can be used in a multitude of scales relating to the lantern. - i.e The emerging form can be a base unit of the entire lantern, or a single, large unit of the emerging form could form the lantern itself.

A unit of the emerging form


Scale in relation to the whole lantern

Green cube represents a unit of the emerging form.

The entire model encompasses the lower arm (down to the wrist), leaving the hands free for use. The double helix model was further

ble to use the base unit of the emerging form model to act as the double helix entwining around the lower arm. The 5-units of the emerging form model taper at the wrist, while spreading out as it nears the elbow. This way, light is directed upwards, illuminating more space and hence showcasing the lighting effect.


1:5 Scale

This picture is taken straight from the lecture material as it conveys almost exactly the kind of lighting I want to achieve. The layered method consists of two sheets of patterns since the patterns are not directly behind each other, a whole new pattern is created in the resulting lighting effect. This also means that the lighting effect will have added intricacy. The detail would be more aesthetically pleasing, and hence more engrossing to the viewer. Layering is also fundamental to another method I wish to employ, interference. Together, they’d create dynamic lighting.




Sketches of effect applied to emerging form

Layering would be used in conjunction with interference to create movement. Drawing inspiration from the kusudama origami again, it is shown that joining several of the 5 units together can create a ball. the one above.

Interference as it would appear using the pattern of my emerging form. (thinner lines represent the layer underneathe)

Concept sketch of the ‘Interference ball’: Light can be diffused in all directions; lighting effect surrounds the room

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