MICHAEL YING FALL 2013 M.ARCH APPLICANT
MECHANISM 01 SYMBIOSIS 02 SKIN 03 SHADOW 04 DIAMOND 05 INTERVENTION 06 ABSTRACT 07 SKETCH 08 WEB 09
Lead on Bristol UC Berkeley [IN]ARCH Summer 2012 As an introduction to technical and graphic representation, this study of a found mechanism focuses on expressing movement through a series of plan, elevation, and section drawings. The delibrate use of various line types and weights allows the drawing to demonstrate a variety of relationships between its individual elements. These techniques, coupled with a conservative use of superimposition, and employed in a thoughtful, organized composition, allow the viewer to gain an understanding not only of the objectâ€™s form, but also its action, its function, and ultimately, its construction.
02 SYMBIOSIS OH
Skeletal Formula - Glucose
NH2 O HO
OH OH Skeletal Formula - Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
Mapping the Biochemical Homeostasis of Two Natural Processes: Photosynthesis + Cellular Respiration The inspiration for this digital drawing is derived from the symbiotic relationship that exists between plants and animals. In order for either one to survive, each must support the biochemical metabolism of the other. This drawing maps the progress of two interdependent reactions - photosynthesis in plants and cellular respiration in animals - linked end to end, in an unbroken cycle. Each circle in the chain represents one molecule, with the diameter of each circle corresponding to molecular mass. Concentric circles denote multiples of the same molecule, and products/ reactants are drawn adjacent to each other.
CELLULAR RESPIRATION Animals use glucose and oxygen, produced by plants, to yield a molecule called ATP. ATP is an animalâ€™s main source of cellular fuel. Water and carbon dioxide are released as waste products.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS Plants metabolize water and carbon dioxide, released by animals, to produce glucose and oxygen. Glucose is responsible for plant growth, and oxygen is off-gased as a byproduct.
HOMEOSTASIS The circular arrangement of the two processes is intended to demonstrate that the products of each reaction are the starting materials of the other. Lines resulting from the construction of this cycle emphasize the organizational pattern. Dotted lines are used to denote transposition of a molecule when it is reused in another step of the combined reaction. A smooth transition of color tones around the cycle emphasizes the continuous relationship between the two reactions.
03 SKIN FOLD DOWN
Study Model 1
Study Model 2
Final Model Perspective
Section Cut Drawing
A dress pattern is used to construct a three-dimensional object from a two-dimensional representation. Each paper construction is the result of a three-step process: 1. A drawing was created by superimposing several instances of a simple graphic module (right). 2. Lines were chosen and labeled to be operated upon in one of three ways: cutting, folding up, or folding down. 3. The paper was manipulated according to these tags to create a three-dimensional object. The final model shown above was designed to be a surface that is complex, diverse, and architecturally suggestive. It is the result of an iterative process in which several models were constructed to study the effects of various patterns of cutting and folding (opposite page).
Juxtaposed to the dress pattern process that converts 2D representations to 3D objects, Shadowcasting studies the â€œflatteningâ€? of 3D objects through projection. Experimentation focused on the shadows cast both onto the wall behind the object, and those cast onto the object itself.
05 DIAMOND 15O
Diamond is an experimental study of the geometries that emerge when various rule sets are imposed on the arrangment of simple modules. The Ring Formation demonstrates a strict rule set:
When the modular formations are released from their two-dimensional mounts, new rule sets result in more flexible, dynamic geometries. The Wrap Formation shown below is constructed by alternating the attachment points between modules. The base edge of one module is attached at an opposite orientation to the same base edge of another module. The next module is then attached at the spine. Each attachment creates a hinge that allows the entire construction to twist into any number of unique conformations.
The Formation Pattern shown at right is a simplified diagram of the rule set responsible for the Fox Formation above. Each of the four edges of a module’s base is attached to the edge of another module’s base. As the formation progresses, the pattern is “polluted” by deleting certain adjacenciesv. While the complete pattern results in a rigid structure, the polluted pattern allows for flexibility in the model.
Inter vention Model
Physical Model & Digital Drawings UC Berkeley [IN]ARCH Summer 2012 As a study in tectonics, this urban intervention explores a project site that exists on a vertical surface (right). The installation is constructed using three distinct systems working together (opposite page). The installation includes a diversity of space to encourage spontaneous behavior. Serving up to twenty people at once, the program includes space for an outdoor gallery, dance lessons, poetry readings, and any number of other creative uses. Site Photo - Bay Bridge, San Francisco
The Frame is constructed using a â€œslot jointâ€? tectonic and attaches the installation to the wall site.
The Band system hangs from the Frame and is a set of parallel struts which modulates light and supports the Platform system.
The Platform provides square footage and utilizes a stacking tectonic to delineate program space.
Study Model 1
Study Model 2
Study Model 2 Detail
Study Model 3
The final installation model is the product of a series of tectonic studies, shown above. As an experiment in creating volume with minimal mass, Study Model 1 establishes both the “slot-joint” tectonic, and the foundation for the installation’s Frame system. The second study model further explores the tectonic as a joint, and begins experimentation into light modulation and the effects of parallel construction elements. Study Model 3 adds complexity to the parallel elements by altering their trajectories in three dimensions. The model also establishes the hanging mechanism used by the Band system in the final model.
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Digital Mockup TaylorCarol.com Winter 2011
TaylorCarol.com is an online showcase for a young cancer survivor turned performing artist. Its simple design and straightforward layout allow visitors to quickly view rich media content, performance schedules, and recent news, without being overwhelmed by clutter. The composition, while original, is designed to be intuitively navigable.
Digital Mockup Everything is Everything Fall 2011 Everything is Everything (EIE) is a digital website mockup designed to feature articles that are rich in video, photo, and music content. The site features a traditional layout, and also provides opportunities for advertising revenue. As a concept, EIE studies various graphic design elements, and employs opacity variance and superimposition to create a cohesive composition.
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