Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2018 Yi Jie Lam
(875783) Jun Han Foong Studio14
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)
Unlike Signs and Symbols, Diagram do not play a representational role for their dynamic object. However, Diagrams mediate between physical constructs and concepts on an organisational level. Besides, their performance depends on how they are deployed. On the other hand, Symbol refers to its dynamic object through formal representation while for Sign, the relationship between form and content is immaterial.
Image 1(Top left ) - Traced panels before modelling Image 2(Top right)- Overall modelled pavilion Image 3 (Bottom left )- Exploded model to include threshold and circulation
The reference image gave a sense of familiarity of what will the pavilion looks like after modeling. By assembling the given plan, elevation and section images, steps of modeling were being figured out. Planar surfacing, extruding and forming polylines are the key steps to model the pavilion. Last but not least, seperating the layers of the pavilion for analysis of threshold and circulation.
Reading: Hertzberger H. 2005. The in-between and The Habitable Space Between Things, from Lessons for Students in Architecture. Herzberger discuss 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)
Functionality of a design means it suits the purpose of designing a particular structure, has differential usage, useful and also applicable. Libeskindâ€™s pavilion was created from sheer metallic planes assembled in a dynamic sequence. It allows for appropriation use by the community. This is evident by the citing of the pavilion where it was located in a park where the aluminium panels are able to create reflections of the light, and also the greenery of the park. With the clear and simple design, the continuous form that seemingly folded over itself enable people to experience different lightning in the pavilion and thus it is suitable to be used as a public spot for holding social activities.
Isometric View The isometric view of the pavilion shown here is from the South-West direction. During the modelling process, it has been found out that the form and structure of the pavilion is formed by continuous folding in a dynamic sequence which make the pavilion turns out to be a playful structure. Hence, the folding parts which I found interesting are modelled in details. Furthermore, this particular isometic view chosen is due to the best angle of showing the entire folding pattern of the pavilion. While modeling, it has been discovered that circulation is mainly affected by the entrance of the pavilion and also the spaces of the entire structure which in turn results in how people moves within the spaces. The key concept of the precedent study is affordability which is the design suits its purpose in terms of spatial organisation and accomodity, Besides, the architect make good choice in choosing material which is the aluminium to reflect the surrounding greenery. The threshold that cause people to experience differently is resulted from the layering of the pavilion from its flooring the the panels. Permeability is the key element to show the threshold. Circulation is dynamic in the pavilion as the folding structure creates a lot of entrances for people to move in and out freely, and that is the aim of the design which meant to be flexible.
Week Two Diagrams
Threshold Diagram Thresholds are formed by the different layering of materials being used. From the timber flooring to the aluminium panels, each gives a sense of thresholding when it moves from one layer to another. 6
Circulation Diagram By observing the main and minor entrances, the flow of people are being mapped out where it has been found out that the primary circulation area is located at the central location of the pavilion.
From the precedent that I have be assigned, I downloaded the plan, elevation and section and imported them into Rhino.
Firstly, I use polyline to trace each plane of the pavillion at the top view. Some planes might be blocked by the others, so I tried to trace those that I can manage to see at the first sight.
Then, I moved forward to the perspective view, where I rotated every traced planes upward to 90 degree.
By using this image found online, I rotated every plane to its angle approximately according to the reference.
Next, I created surfaces for each plane by using the planar surface command.
After creating surfaces, I extruded all the surfaces with a thickness of 200. Then, flooring was added with a thickness of 500.
Furthermore, the internal structures which are also meant the skeletons of the pavillion were added in as a kind of supporting structure.
The whole pavillion was then being seperated into three layers which are the roof, the structure and the flooring. This is the first attempt which did not create a satisfying result as it does not show the actual layering.
A second attempt was made and it is pretty clear of how the internal supporting skeletons are being seperated from the aluminium cladding.
The isometric view of pavilion was then made 2D and exported into illustrator for edition of the linework and addition of circulation and threshold.