Sunday, December 7, 2008

Concrete Project

This is our first model/failure of our concrete piece.
My group cut out waves into foam and put them around 
inside of a cardboard box.  We were going to test it out 
by using plaster, but found out we didn't buy enough, so 
decide to just go ahead and pour in concrete.
Carlos, Ellie, Christy, and myself poured the concrete.
We took turns, pouring the water and concrete mix, while one of
us stirred.  We used wood shavings as our aggregate in this model.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Woodland Chapel


Venturi House

North Arrows and Scales

Drafting Blocks

Interior Perspective

This is the first drawing exercise I drew before we
learned about the horizon, and vanishing points.

These are my two interior drawings i drew using
the horizon and vanishing points.  The above is of 
my studio desk and below is in my dorm room.

Photos for Perspectives

Monday, November 10, 2008

Perspectives & Shading Drawings

The picture is a two point perspective of the corner of the
Gatewood Studio Arts Building at UNCG.

This is a one point perspective of my dorm hallway.

This is a one point perspective looking down the
stair well in the Gatewood Studio Arts Building.

This is a one point perspective on a bridge.  It also 
deals with shadow and how the position of the light 
source affects the way the shadow looks.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008


This is the final model for my dialog project.
I had fun doing the graphic.  Since my precedent 
was a ying yang symbol I reflected it onto the graphic.
This also shows how the skews are suppose to be 
viewed in the model, since the crossing points are
suppose to be the inner circles.
The two drawings of the plan and elevation views
are helpful and allows a viewer to see details that they 
might miss.  Such as when you are looking down in a
plan view the skewers might all look like they're
all on the same level, but the elevation helps to show that 
half is inserted at the top and half on the bottom.


This is my second iteration, I moved one set of skewers to the top and one set to the bottom.  By doing that it fixed it to only have two spaces, now just need to fix the craft.
This is my first iteration it didn't because even thought there are two spaces, with sticking the skewers right through the middle it divided the two spaces again making four spaces.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Understanding Dialog

*How is dialog created?
Dialog can be created by the repetition of two things and creating space between the two.  For mine I divided a circle into two equal parts using an "S" curve which created the dialog.

*How is a sense of space defined?
In some projects there were more then two spaces, but by making the two distinct spaces more larger and overpowering it creates the two spaces.  Most used the planes to create the walls of the space, and some used the skewers.

*How is the idea of system generated?
With the skewers and planes creating a whole, even though they are two different things.

*How does the joinery support the project concepts/strategies?
Some used the skewers to join the planes together and some used it as a support system.

*How is scale utilized in the project?
Most projects were designed by how long the skewers were and the size of the planes, limiting the size of the project.

*How do two-dimensional images add to the understanding of the project?
By taking pictures, it allows you to zoom in on more complicated areas of the project and gives you more detail.

*How did the initial project idea evolve?
I first thought of what had two specific spaces and used a precedent to help me.  Others used their unity project and some played with the materials to figure out what will work. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cell Phone & Twig

I had fun doing this project.  It is a pen and ink design drawing of my cell phone and a twig.  We first started out with 16 squares of each, then 64 of each, then 32 thumbnails of combining a cell phone quality and twig quality, then combing more in 16 thumbnails, and then 8 thumbnails.  The final drawing was 4 9"X9" squares.  


My unity project shows depth and gives the feeling that the planes are floating.  

Comparing Projects

My project is similar to Neal's project. When we brought in our first iteration they were so alike it was funny when we saw each others. After that they began to change, I turned mine on the side to create flow and depth and he changed his idea to have curves and movement. They are similar because we both connect the skewers and planes in the same way and the planes are at different heights on the skewers. The projects are very different too. My project is based on a grid pattern with having the skewers 2-4-4-2 and Neal's project is in a line with the skewers 2 rows of 6. My skewers lay horizontal and the planes are left straight when stuck through the skewers, but Neal's skewers are vertical and slanted at different angles which allows him to curve the planes. My planes are evenly spaced on the skewer 2 inches apart, with 4 lines of my planes. On Neal's project the planes aren't spaced out evenly and they are 3 rows of the planes, the top row has 4 planes, the middle row has 5 planes, and the bottom row has 3 planes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

12 Twigs

This is my first model, but it wasn't as strong
 and the paper didn't hold the twigs up well.

With using a thicker paper I was able to make it stand up more.
I did change to have the twigs come out the bottom so it stands 
up on the twigs instead of on the paper. I also spray pained the
twigs white and use black paper to contrast.  The twigs contrast 
vertically with the paper going horizontally.