Sunday, September 28, 2008

Twig Project Attempt 3

I really like the idea of the curves against the straight twigs so I've kept that since my last model. Now I'm working with color to further contrast the structure with the twigs. This structure also allows the twigs to be a part of the piece by going through the cup, bonding the twigs together to make a cylinder shape.

Twig Project Attempt 2

My main focus for this project is the juxtaposition between the curves of the structure and the straightness of the twigs. At this point the twigs don't really stand out and don't have a part in the structure: they are just stuck into the cup like form that the structure created in the center. I need to find a way to make them a part of the structure.

Twig Project Attempt 1

We're allowed to use an adhesive this time! for this project we were instructed to make an enclosing place for twelve twigs. At this point I'm just playing around with what i can do with the paper by making it into a Chinese food box and making the twigs noodles...hungry anyone?!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Twig Precedent

I chose Disney Hall in Las Angeles California for my precedent because it was a curved building. I also liked it because it doesn't look the same from different angles like the structure i created for my twigs. If you look closely at the building it has horizontal lines that stretch along the curves that make up the building. This reminded me of the straightness of my twigs and also inspired me to choose a paper that had some form of lines going across it.

Twig Project

There were many issues discussed in class on the various twig projects that my class has been working on. The issues that most factored into my project was variety reduction : focusing on one aspect of my project or one idea instead of meshing a bunch of ideas together. My idea was a play on the juxtaposition between the straightness of my twigs and the curliness of my structure. This point was almost clear but not clear enough. Tommy suggested that instead of having the twigs fan out in the cone shape i had created in the center of the structure, that i should make the cone into a cylinder and have the twigs protruding out on both side, giving it and even straighter look. The idea of the twigs fanning out instead of the being straight, each twig parallel to the next, is more of a contrast the the curving and swirling shapes that my structure creates.
Another issue that was mentioned about my project was the craft. The fact that i had created this "complex looking" structure out of only one paper makes the craftsmanship seem better rather than me making something out of many pieces of paper and just taping them together. There is still some craft that i think i can improve on. The structure stands up by its curves but i don't think it's standing up as much as it should be so i have to find a way to manipulate it to stand more upright.This critique was very helpful because we got to talk about each project intimately and hear other people's views on how to make something that is already good, magical.

AIA 2030 John Lynn

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." This is a quote that stood out to me in John Lynn's speech about the 2030 challenge. John Lynn made me think about architecture of the future and how architecture effects the world around us. He compared humans to a storm in the fact that we create transformation and construction/destruction. These are only parts of the storm. As a whole, future architects can make a conscientious effort to benefit our planet from the destruction of global warming.
When i had first walked into the lecture i didn't know what the 2030 challenge was. I now know that it is a gradual step by architects and builders to make buildings that will not harm the environment or decrease the carbon footprint on the earth. This goal should be achieved in small increments; by setting small goals to finally reach the large goal in 2030. By now, we should have stopped the carbon footprint by 50%, by 2010 60%, by 2020 80%, and finally by 2030, the problem should be solved. It is also important that these buildings have sustainability; which could mean longevity, energy conservation, withstanding outside environments etc... All of this will help make the world that i will be designing a less damaged place to live.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ambidextrous Sketch


this was definitely something i haven't tried before. Everyone knows that that can write better with one hand over the other but i never tried to actually draw with the other hand. By doing this exercise I learned to slow myself down and pay attention to detail to make it resemble a hand as much as possible.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Place For A Leaf

I chose to make this the place for my leaf because it has distinct characteristics of the leaf. I had originally chosen this leaf beacause it was very plain except for a little strip of green and red. This gave me the idea of the color draining from the leaf so i decided to take the raffia and weave it throughout the structure. I made the stand a neutral color in order for the focus to be on the leaf and for the leaf to be displayed. The structure also stands diagonally to further enhance the movement that i was trying to create throughout the structure.

A Place for A Leaf

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Place For A Leaf- Sketches

I sketched a couple of ideas for my place for a leaf and think I'm going to do something similar to one where the leaf is hanging in it on the right.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Negative Space with Bike

This was the same as the chair but a lot more time consuming and difficult because it created a lot of negative space.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Negative Space with Chair

This exercise gave me a new view on how to look at objects. 
It was kind of difficult in the beggining to look at something nd not draw what you see but draw what you don't see as well. I enjoyed doing this because it made me notice things that i wouldn't have before.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

5 Object Sketch

For this sketch i did a basic contour of things that i found around my room.

Upside- Down Sketch

This was sort of  challenge for me in the beginning because i was so tempted to turn it the right way and draw what i thought i saw. Through this exercises i learned how to look t likes, the way they curve and their relationship to one another rather than copying the drawing i was looking at.

Word Exercise 1