Digital Design - Module 01 Semester 1, 2019 Zixuan Cheng (940643) Junhan Foong + Studio 6
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)
Signs, including icons, indexes and symbols, only express arbitrary and immaterial relationships between the form and the context, and they are always accompanied by representational roles and concepts based on physical objects. In contrast, diagram is a much more conceptualised idea, and what it can deliver is decided by how the diagram is deployed. Through using diagrams, new organisations, moods and new sensations can be produced. Moreover, while signs could only exist in the abstract space, diagrams are always specific to a space (a specific location/ scale/ temporal frame) and contain spatial correlations.
Carme Pinรณs - M Pavilion 2018
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Elevation1 - Front view
Elevation 2 - Left view
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)
Herzberger argued that design should not be aimed specifically at a certain function, as this suggests the architecture only contain a minimum utility. Therefore, architects should seek for a higher level of accommodation potential, in order to cope with diverse situations. For Carme Pinรณs M Pavilion, it provides a semi-private space within the public space, which offers not only shaded path but also temporary accommodations for people. For example, people could take temporary rests on the seats located at the mounds, and lean against or sit on the supporting structure on the side. In this way, a high level of accommodation potential is achieved.
Carme PinĂłs M Pavilion - Isometric EN
- Isometric view after make2D is shown on the left. Different lineweights show hierarchy of the pavilion - main structure and the junction of two floating planes are emphasized. Set the top decking as medium thick and the ceiling decking as thinnest, according to the distances fromthe viewpoint. - Design intention: two floating planes set at different angles; simple design integrate with surrounding landscape; sunlight penetrates through the gaps which gives a sense of the climate. - Thresholds formed by pavilion structure and topography, not only acting as the entrances of the pavilion, but also defining the in-between space (between public space and semi-private space).
- Threshold and circulation present peopleâ€™s movements, density and activies. Also show how the temporarily accommodation potential is integrated in the design.
Week Two Diagrams
Thresholds + Circulation
- Main pavilion structure (middle) consists of joists and beams; a layer of top decking and side decking (above); a layer of ceiling decking (below)
- Circulation paths (main axis and three secondary paths) show how people move through the space.
- Design intention: two floating planes set at different angles; simple design integrate with surrounding landscape; sunlight penetrates through the gaps which gives a sense of the climate
- Thresholds formed by pavilion structure and topography, not only acting as the entrances of the pavilion, but also defining the in-between space (between public space and semi-private space). - Density and activities of the population show temporary accommodation potential.
Step1: the topography and seating
Step2: main structure
Step3: detailed main structure (beams + joists) and gutter
Step4: ceiling decking
Step5: top decking + side decking
Rendered final rhino model (with shadow)