Instructor: Mari Michael Glassell

Architecture Design Studio II





Course References

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Student Handbook

University Catalog


Phase 01

Phase 02

Phase 03

Precedent Analysis


01 Eisenman

02 Technics

03 Compositions

04 Koolhaas



Palo Duro


Reading Responses


2012 TAS

2010 ADA


Wrecking Orchestra


Glassell Pinterest

Over Drawing LTL

Drawing Arch

Plagiarism Necessary

Mats Loves It

The Funambulist



Architecture Videos

The Architect's Newspaper

Design Observer

Failed Architecture


Asa Allen
Javier Cardoso
Ian Dupont
Faith Hardcastle
Nicole Lide
Leo Martinez
Austen Mathews
John Oberle
Emma Riggs
Sebastian Rosado
John Shank


Important DATES

_Sunday, November 30 / Studio Pin-up + Clean-up / ALL WORK DUE (10:00pm)

_Monday, December 01 / Final Review (9:00-12:00)

_Thursday, December 04 / Studio Partay + Digital Work Due (Time TBD, Glassell's Loft) BRING CD OR THUMB DRIVE WITH ALL WORK FROM THE STUDIO.

_Thursday, December 04 / Faculty Walk-Thru (STUDIO CLEANED AND WORK ORGANIZED ON DESKS)

_Friday, December 05 / Wiki Uploaded to be graded

P03 Final Review UPDATE! Mon Nov 24

Please note the list below has changed to include the isolated ADA diagram (on clear film) and One (1) special drawing, diagram, etc. ALSO, be sure and EDIT YOUR 1/4" TAPE MODEL TO INCLUDE GROUND, MORE RIGID CONSTRUCTION, ETC.

Additional layers to be added to both PLAN AND SECTION:

_Toilet Paper Holders
_Labels (either words or number key for each programmed space)

Double check layers:

_Grab Bars
_Drains (and drain lines)
_Glazing (properly inset)
_Scale Figures (multiple opacities)
_Drawing Lables (Section 01, Section 02, Buiding Plan, etc)
_Drawing Scales
_North arrow (plan and site plan only)

P03 Final Review Deliverables! Wed Nov 19

/ Big Idea

_4-5 Paragraph Narrative of Big Idea
_One (1) Parti Diagram
_One (1) Special Drawing, Diagram, etc

/ Final Review “Boards”

Each of the following deliverables should share the same graphic language include poche, CMYK usage

_1/4” Building Plan (min. 24” x 24”)
_Three (3) 1/4” Longitudinal Sections
_Six (6) 1/4” Transverse Sections (same size as mid-review drawdels)
_Three (3) 1/8” Section Perspectives

/ Drawdels + Renderings

_Six (6) Mid-Review Transverse Section Drawdels
_Six (6) Mid-Review Transverse Section Interior Renderings

/ Models

_1/8” Mass Model + Full Site (CMKY one highlighted piece)
_1/4” Tape Model EDITED WITH ground
_Three (3) Circulation Models (only what was complete at Mid-Review)

/ Drawings

_1/8” Site Plan
_1/8” Building Elevation on Site Section
_16 Site Sections
_Three (3) Site Axons (binder clipped)

/ Diagrams

_One (1) Ordering Systems Diagram @ 11x17 (take of ADA info)
_One (1) ADA Route Diagram printed on clear film @ 11x17 (include turn around, clear width, approach, route, landings, and handrails)
_21 Program Diagrams

/ Previous Phases

_P02 Final Model
_P01 Final Drawdel

DUE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AT 10:00 PM We will all meet in studio Sunday evening to pin-up, clean-up, and do RAPID FIRE REVIEWS!!!!

P03l Tape Models Fri Nov 17

Take into consideration your discussion with Matt Hall yesterday. This was an invaluable advantage for each of you as it is very rare that an outsider is able to take the time to come in for informal discussions. Use this wisely!!!! With a little more than two weeks to go, each of you should be at a point on Monday where you have exhausted all design options, tested all possibilities, and found a solid plan and section series that demonstrates your design goals.

/ P03l Tape Model @ 1/4" = 1'-0"

These should be semi-well crafted models as this is the only physical model we will have at 1/4" scale for the final review. Be sure and use this step as a way to physically test your plans, experiment and investigate aperture, and take control of the poche/interior partitions.

Your models may be made out of chipboard and tape and should illustrate the following conditions:


_Interior partions

_Level Changes

_Glazing left open!

_Ground is NOT required, but if it helps demonstrate your project, you may of course add it

/ P03k Long Section EDITS @ 1/4"=1'-0"

Continue to edit your longitudinal sections in preparation for the section perspectives we will tackle next week. Be very intentional in heights, roof lines, poche, etc.

Updated / Added layers:

_Scale Figures

_CMYK -- Either Fill in Poche -OR- Ground @ CMYK

_Panoramic Image OFF (do not delete this layer, merely turn it off)

_Information beyond (interior and exterior)


_Shower Heads




_Grab Bars


/ P03j Plan EDITS @ 1/4"=1'-0"

Continue to revise, modify, and develop your building plan. Be mindful of the following:

_CMYK Usage

_Paper Space (minimum will be 24" x 24") - how do you position your plan?

_Topography lines

_Labels/Section Cut lines

/ P03 Revised Big Idea/ Parti!

Revise your Big Idea and Parti Diagram, printed each on 8.5 x 11 (or in the same manner of your previous iteration). BIG IDEA should be at least four (4) paragraphs and include a TITLE.

Deliverables Due Monday at 8:30 pinned up

_P03l Tape Model @ 1/4"=1'-0"

_P03k Long Section EDITS @ 1/4"=1'-0"

_P03j Plan Edits @ 1/4"=1'-0"

_P03 Big Idea + Parti Printed on 8.5 x 11 or in the same manner as the mid review

P03k Long Sections Wed Nov 12

/ P03j Systems Diagram EDITS @ 1/8" = 1'-0"

After our discussion today, you should each know how to truly UTILIZE your diagram to assess proportion, poche, sequence, and circulation. Take time to really assess line weights and line types and be AGGRESSIVE with the layers you employ, add, or change.

Required additions:

_Label: Organizing Systems Diagram, Scale @ 1/8"=1'-0", Glassell, Name, etc.

_Remove Plan

_Bold up the CMYK layers

_Feel free to add layers or omit portions of those that ARE NOT helping demonstrate and articulate your project

_ADA Route @ CMYK + 60" or "T" dashed turning locations

/ P03j Plan EDITS @ 1/4"=1'-0"

Refine each of your plans, paying attention to macro-micro relationships as well as dealing with small scale built-in conditions (sink details, drains, grab bars, faucets, shower heads, doors, etc. Also, be clear when assessing appropriate ADA needs such as approach, circulation widths, turn around locations.

Added layers:

_Glazing (see Nicole's)


_Doors (if applicable -- NO SWING DOORS)


_Shower Heads

_Shower drains

_Section Cut lines

_North Arrow

/ P03k Long Sections - BASIC @ 1/8"=1'-0"

Choose three (3) locations that successfully demonstrate the longitudinal conditions inherent to your project. MAKE GOOD CHOICES WITH THIS!!!! These will be eventually translated into section perspectives -- look at pinterest for different methods people employ panoramic images with analog and digital drawing for inspiration: Section Perspective

Each longitudinal section should have all of the following layers for Friday (at least):

_Ground Line

_Panoramic of Palu Duro Canyon (color image, sepia, or black and white)



Deliverables Due Friday at 8:30 am pinned up.

^Note: All deliverables may be printed on a single sheet or tiled for Friday

_P03j Systems Diagram EDITS Printed @ 1/8"=1'-0" scale -- all lines, no planes

_P03j Full Plan Iteration EDITS Printed @ 1/4"=1'-0" scale

_P03k Three (3) Longitudinal Sections Printed @ 1/4"=1'-0" scale

P03j Ordering Systems Mon Nov 10

It's time to make some big changes!!! After your mid-review (and our discussions this morning) you should have very solid modifications in mind. This next step is crucial in your development, as once your plan is solidified spatially we can begin to detail, chisel, and produce more complex drawings. MAKE GOOD CHOICES!!!!!

/ P03j Analog Index

Using your notes and our discussion from today regarding your mid review, index, diagram, and note on your existing plan the changes that need to be made. Be mindful of areas that need more attention, have superfluous space, or need aperture adjustments.

/ P03j_Systems Diagram @ 1/8" = 1'-0"

system [sis-tuh m] noun assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole:

Ordering systems are what give one's project clarity. They range from a multitude of systems -- conceptual systems, devices, proportions, axis, etc -- that help stream line your design goals and solidify an concrete manner in which you organize your project -- from exterior to interior. Use this diagram as a way to both learn from and MODIFY your mid-review plan. THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE MERELY REPRESENTATIONAL, BUT DEMONSTRATIVE of the areas you have neglected, clarity that is lacking, or unorganized spaces/decisions.

Please make good choices with how the layers begin to read on top of one another. Consider line weights, line types, extension off the page, CMYK, etc. While the layers listed have line types associated, it is up to you to decided line weights:

00_Plan @ 30% opacity (either mid-term plan or minor edited plan)

01_Proportion System @ solid line (body)

02_Poche System @ solid thin line (proportion of thick versus thin, ratio of thick/thin, frequency of thick/thin -- thick construction lines!)

03_Sequence Line Network @ solid line (choose at least six (6) section sequence lines and connect these. Be mindful of how wide each are, meaning how much of each space do they occupy and why)

04_Circulation @ four (4) line weights (ADA accessible route = thickest, Wanderer = thinnest, sink oriented, toilette oriented)

05_Light/Aperature @ dashed lines (how do these help organize your plan? how do the size and location create an organizing language for your project?)

06_Major Axis @ solid thick line

07_Big Idea @ CMYK solid

08_Big Idea 02 @ CMYK dash

/ Full Plan Iteration @ 1/4" = 1'-0"

After you complete your Systems Diagram, marinate on what it begins to express. How can you begin to massage your plan to be more concise? More systematic? More clear in the architectural devices, poche, program, aperture that you have employed? This should be a HUGE iteration and thus be at a point Wednesday to move forward with detailing.

We will also begin to bring furniture in during this pass -- however, this does NOT mean that you are to download boiler plate blocks from the internet. You are each to design the furniture or built-ins you wish to employ.

All layers required for mid review should be present. Additionally, please include the following:


_ADA grab bars

_Double threshold line for EVENTUAL DOOR LOCATIONS.

_Glazing (see Nicole's for how to draw glazing)

_Appropriately sized ramps, stairs, routes

_Dressing Space furniture/built-ins

_Mud Room furniture/built-ins

_Shower heads

_Shower Drains

Plan may be printed on a single sheet of paper @ 1/4"=1'-0" or tiled.

Deliverables Due Wednesday at 8:30 am pinned up.

_P03j Analog Index Directly on top of your mid-term plan (or trash paper)

_P03j Systems Diagram Printed @ 1/8"=1'-0" scale -- all lines, no planes

_P03j Full Plan Iteration Printed @ 1/4"=1'-0" scale

Added Plan Layers Wed Nov 05

_Section Cut Lines

_Shower Drains (trough or center)

_Sinks (Ian, Nicole, Faith, Austen -- others if SUPER confident)

Remember that sinks can be built into the poche!!! Do no just "throw" sinks in, if you are not ready than hold off. Basic sink dimensions -- minimum trough @ 10", min vanity depth @ 22" -- ALL SINKS IN THIS STUDIO WILL BE CUSTOM, MEANING DO NOT USE A DOWNLOADED FILE. You may also just INDICATE SINK LOCATION and we can design the sink bowls, faucets, etc during the next three weeks.

P03 Midterm Review List Nov 03-Nov 07


P03_Big Idea + Parti Diagram (New Assignment, due Friday Nov 7)


P03i_Six (6) Graphite Renders (Interior Space) @ 1/4"=1'0" (New Assignment, due Friday Nov 7)

P03h_Six (6) Section Drawdels @ 1/4"=1'0"


P03f_Three (3) Circulation Models @ 1/4"=1'0"

P03d_One (1) Tape Model @ 1/8"=1'0"


P03_Midterm Plan @ 1/4"=-1'0" (New Assignment, due Friday Nov 7)

P03e_Three (3) Plan Iteration Diagrams @ 1/8"=1'0"

P03d_Six (6) Plan Diagrams @ 1/8"=1'0"

P03c_Twelve (12) Plan Diagrams @ 8.5 x 11

P03_Trash Paper -- Binder Clipped together

TOTAL: 22 PLANS (Do not re-print, may use old prints even if I wrote on them)


P03b_Midterm Site Plan @ 1/8"=1'-0" (updated within base plan site in ONE (1) LOCATION) (New Assignment, due Friday Nov 7)

P03b_Midterm Long Site Section @ 1/8"=1'-0"

P03a_Thee (3) Site Axons (binder clipped, chosen scheme on top)

P03a_Sixteen (16) Transverse site sections

P03i Final Plan + Renders Mon Nov 03

/ P03 Big Idea + Parti Diagram + Title

Iterate your current big idea (at least three (3) paragraphs) and develop a simple parti diagram that demonstrates your project. Print on 8.5 x 11 -- either both on one sheet of paper or on two separate sheets. Include a title to your project (can change from Phase 02)

/ P03 Midterm Plan @ 1/4"=1'0"

Iterate and further develop your current building plan, keeping in mind the changes you have made through your circulation models, sections, and drawdels. Make good choices about how to utilize color (CMYK), line weights, and linetypes.

Print final plan centered to scale (page size dependent upon project)


_Topo lines (exterior) may run off page

_Level Changes - ramps, stairs, etc. (interior)

_Vertical/Railing edge

_Elevation tags (small numbers)

_Construction Lines

_Poche/Aperture (also indicate apertures that existing above or in ceiling via dashed lines)


_Single line for moment of enclosure (eventual door locations)

_Toilets (no grab bars yet)

_Shower drainage direction/location (dashed line)

_Above/Below (dashed lines)

_Labels (dressing space, sink area, toilet 01, toilet 02, showers, etc)

_Final Square Footage

_North Arrow / Scale

_Name/Glassell 2501 Design Studio II

_Single Color use ONLY - CMYK - MAKE GOOD CHOICES!!!!!

/ P03i Renderings @ 1/4"=1'0"

After you complete your six (6) section drawdels, test each of them via a light source. Be sure to note your north orientation and thus the actual route the sun would take when moving around your project. Take images (at least three of each drawdel) that document the variations within direct and ambient light that exist in each of the 8'-0" section slices. How does your aperture actually perform? Does it bring in light as you assumed it would? What changes should you make that would create the type of qualitative space your big idea warrants? While these renderings should be influenced by the images you take (and thus the drawdels you have constructed) it does not mean that they cannot change, as you should always be designing!!!

Develop six (6) Qualitative Renderings that ONLY demonstrate the interior light conditions as facilitated by your project apertures. This should be done using only graphite and water color paper. The final renderings should be formatted EXACTLY like your section drawdels -- same width of paper space, vertically stacked, centered, aligned with one another -- as they are thought of as "buddies" and reinforce each other. Look towards Formable Wall / Blue Architects for inspiration.

Drawdels = exterior/structure + Renderings = interior/aperture = holistic demonstration of your project as it exists at this stage.

/ P03 Midterm Site Plan @ 1/8"=1'-0"

Reprint your site plan to include your base parti diagram located in ONE (1) location only, the location you have chose to move forward with. Be sure the topo lines, gradient, and parti are clear, intentional, and concise.


_North Arrow

_Long Section cut line (label tags)

_All Sixteen (16) section lines (solid line)

_3-4 Datums that continue through the entire length of the plan (dashed line)

_Two (2) Height Fills using grey fill -- indicate the lowest area (darkest), middle area (lightest), high area (white)

_Trajectories of Approach (CMYK solid line)


P03h Drawdel!!!! Friday Oct 31

This next step is a critical moment in your design development, as you need to be extremely focuses on GROUND, SECTION, SEQUENCE, AND APERTURE. As you modify and edit your six (6) sections, take time to trash paper and parti to remind yourself of the essence of your project. WHAT IS YOUR BIG IDEA??!!! Let this help you make decisions. Also, remember that even a few inches of poche shift can change the way the space reads or is understood.

Each of your big ideas should be visible in PLAN AND SECTION, meaning both drawings should be able to tell the story. Take THE TIME TO REALLY INVESTIGATE your sections, develop them, chisel them, mold them, DESIGN THEM!!!!

/ P03 Reading Delirious New York, Rem Koolaas (PDF link on sidebar), Definitive Instability: The Downtown Athletic Cub, p 152-159 Each of you should have a question or sketch in your sketchbook that will help span discussion Monday morning. READ THIS!!!!

/ P03 Precedent Parti/Par-tay

Each of you have been assigned 1-2 precedent studies. Choose one (1) to move forward with -- however, those of you assigned (2) need to be clear why you chose one or the other, though you are welcome to choose both. Remember, precedents are not introduced to allow you to copy other projects, but to learn how other designers are dealing with similar issues. Make good choices.

_Analysis To move forward, take time to look at each project (found on ArchDaily, and being to analyze the plans, sections, and images that focus on aperture, light, viewing, thick vs thin, ground condition, circulation, etc. Each of these components should be demonstrated via a single 11x17 sheet of paper that is composed of drawings, images, and parti diagrams.

_Synthesis Develop two (2) parti diagrams that demostrate your precedent study. One (1) focused on light/aperature and One (1) of your choosing.

/ P03h Section Drawdel

Modify and develop your six (6) sections EXTENSIVELY. Taking time to design how program and circulation relate, exterior and interior, aperture and program, spatial sequencing and occupation, and ground condition versus structure!!!!

Align all six section VERTICALLY, formatted with a charcoal grey background and WHITE LINEWORK/POCHE. The sections should be equally spaced and mounted on a single sheet of foam core.

During this next pass of section edits you should MODIFY the following:

_Poche (thick versus Thin)

_Aperture (remember where these are placed and how they bring light in should relate to PROGRAM)

_Stairs or Ramps (with railing walls only @ 36" AFF)

_Ground line (can run off the page entirely, solid white line)

_Scale Figure + Proportion (light opacity white)

_Information beyond (either light white lines or light white opacity is fine)

_Circulation (be clear where the sections are being taken -- if it cuts a ramp, this should shift in relative height)

_Elevations Points (to the left side of each section, not the elevations heights relative to your +0, this should be indicated with a plus sign, can google this or look on the construction documents in studio)

After you develop, design, and post-produce your six (6) sections, it is time to print. Be sure that the grey background you use is dark enough to really register the white line work and thus eventual shadows that will be tested. The vertically formatted sections should be equally spaced, with similar margins. You may cut down to any width that suits your design.

Once printed, being to drawdel ONLY THE POCHE out 2" -- using only museum board. Remember that each of the six (6) sections is actually a 8'-0" slice of your project, thus should not just extrude the poche as is, but investigate what is happening on either side of the section cut. This should be well crafted, intentional, and beautiful.

When dealing with the ground and foundation, be sure to design HOW YOUR BUILDING SITS IN THE GROUND, as this will change the poche you drawdel. Again, only drawdel you structure, not the ground.

Deliverables Due Monday at 8:30 am pinned up.

_P03f Circulation Models Completed At least three (3) models @ 1/4"=1'-0" that demonstrate iterative circulation and ground conditions.

_P03 Reading Koolhaas p. 152-159 -- one (1) question or one (1) sketch for discussion Monday.

_P03 Precedent Parti One (1) 11x17 single sheet that demonstrates plan, section, image and Two (2) parti diagrams: one that demonstrate the light/aperture of the precedent, and one of your choosing.

_P03h Section Drawdels Six (6) sections at 1/4"=1'-0" printed with charcoal grey background, white line work, and mounted on foam core. Each of the six (6) sections should be drawdeled 2" (or 8'-0") out of museum board, focusing on the poche as an 8'-0" slice of the project.

/ P03g Section Wednesday Oct 29

/ P03f Circulation Model EDITS/FINISH

Each of you should fully complete the circulation models due Monday. Now that we have had to discuss each of them, it is expected that all students will have modified, edited, and developed the circulation models and thus design. Be sure to have intention with how vertical planes are use. Remember that ADA routes do not have to be the same as circulation paths. And most importantly, remember that your SITE is the objective CONSTRAINT that pushes back on your design!!!!

/ P03g Sections @ 1/4"=1-0"

From your circulation models, define six (6) sequence slices within your design. Choose areas that need the most development in section, that offer the most potential with aperture, poche, level changes, ground interaction, programmatic overlap, and your BIG IDEA. These six sections should demonstrate a wealth of information about the variation of space and levels within your design. Use the poche to help form your spatial sequence, do not default to it! Check out the Eye Film Institute drawings to see how large projects use poche to demonstrate programmatic relationships.

You may use these to further develop your circulation model edits and visa versa. Sections are tools of design, not mere representations. All of you should remain flexible and iterative in your schemes.

Each of the six (6) sections should run transversely (short) and be indicated on your circulation models. Keep in mind that as we move forward these sections will be part of a 8'-0" slice of your project, so be sure and think of the full spatial moment of the section you are choosing, rather than just the section cut line.

Section drawings should be black and white @ 1/4"=1'-0" scale and have all of the following layers:


_Apertures (think of where you cut both in plan and section)

_Ground line

_Information Beyond (simple light lines)

_Scale Figure (black or gray only)

Also, DO NOT forget about the proportion of the body!!! All knowledge from Phase 01 and Phase 02 should be employed in your design development. Please take the time to look at the Normative Body Standards to assess the proper widths of spaces necessary for one person, two persons, etc. This is a great resource and diagram to refer to.

These may be printed on any size paper, as we will edit and drawdel over the weekend. They can be on one sheet or all separate.

DO NOT JUST EXTRUDE WALLS, but make decisions about where walls vertically terminate, how they attach, lean, situate, hold up the roof, meet the ground etc.

Deliverables Due Friday at 8:30 am pinned up.

_P03f Circulation Model EDITS At least three (3) models @ 1/4"=1'-0" that demonstrate iterative circulation and ground conditions.

_P03g Sections Six (6) sections at 1/4"=1'-0" black and white

/ P03f Circulation + Sequence Monday Oct 27

Moving on! This next phase of the project will focus on the relationship of ARCHITECTURE TO GROUND thru developing your circulation paths, level changes, approach, and topographical grading. As you move forward, be sure and take the time to continually develop your plan parti and big idea to provide a solid foundation of INTENTION within your design.

Remember that program and circulation and form collectively work together to create a spatial experience, choreographed through sequential understanding. Do not think of this exercise as separating yourself from your plan, but merely honing in on the very specific relationship the ground plane offers (both site and structure) to one’s project design.

Also, keep in mind the ADA information collectively organized on the group wall, as code will be expected within each of your projects.

/ P03f Trash Paper

Produce at least 3’-0” of trash paper sketching, indicating design edits and development from P03e PLAN AND SECTION ITERATIONS. These should demonstrate changes made after our group discussions today, introducing the specific siting location you choose, and appropriate programmatic and poche revisions.

/ P03f Circulation Models @ ¼”=1-‘0”


All of these concepts should be noted during this task. Circulation models force one to isolate the horizontal planes that one directly interacts with when experiencing space. Each model should iterate both the extreme and the ADA compliant situations for the interior and exterior conditions of your project.

First, how does your project touch the site? What are the access and approach consequences to this type of siting? How and where do you begin your approach? Do you change the site, or re-grade, to provide a more intimate relationship between structure and ground?

Second, how does one move through your project? Do level changes provide areas of transition? Do they begin to demonstrate programmatic shifts? When does one use stairs versus a ramp? How can landings double as spaces? How can stairs perform more than just vertical transition? Where do walls, specifically retaining walls, play a role in defining your circulation? How does your big idea begin to take control over these decisions? Using your trash paper sketches, develop three (3) iterative circulation models that demonstrate circulation, retaining walls (or critical vertical planes), site, and approach.

The first model should demonstrate the EXTREME CONDITION, WITHOUT PRIORITIZING (doesn’t mean disregarding) ADA CONSTRAINTS. The second and third iterations should being to chisel down these moves. Each model should have the following:

_Site/Ground Condition = cardboard (neatly cut)

_Interior/Exterior Circulation = museum board or chipboard

_Retaining walls or critical vertical planes = museum board or chipboard

_Scale figure = small piece of wood or piano wire cut to scale (avg. human height = 6’-0”)

_Pencil marks that identify seven (7) sequence lines that are major sequences in your project program, structure, or circulation

_Write on your model neatly the slopes that you are dealing with, direction, or any other notes you find necessary

Each model should demonstrate the structure IN ITS ENTIRETY, but may cute the site model to fit the structure. Meaning you do not need to building the entire site, but ONLY THE SLICE THE STRUCTURE IS SITUATED WITHIN.

Be mindful of the thickness of cardboard you use, as now we are working to scale and these types of stepping heights matter. Please note a very simple example of Circulation Models which isolate the ground condition via chipboard.

Deliverables Due Wednesday at 8:30 am pinned up.

P03f Trash Paper at least 3'-0" of trash paper sketches

P03f Circulation Models Three (3) models @ 1/4"=1'-0" that demonstrate iterative circulation and ground conditions. Must demonstrate both site (cardboard) and structure (chipboard).

P03e // Iterate, Iterate, Iterate Friday Oct 24

You will BEGIN THIS EXERCISE WITH YOUR BIG IDEA. Each student should really use this time to focus on their big idea, how it is evolving with the addition of PROGRAM, SITE, AND PLAN. Be concise, be intentional, and allow your big idea to help you make all your deaccession as you iterate further.

/ P03e Big Idea

At least three (3) paragraphs that discuss how your big idea has incorporated your postion about SITE, PROGRAM, AND PLAN. This may be a stream of conciseness at this point. Print on 8.5 x 11 single sheet.

Label: Name, Arch 2501 Design II, Glassell, TITLE OF YOUR PROJECT

/ P03 ADA Studio Board

Each team should have both printed material and parti diagrams on the collective wall in an organized fashion. This does not mean to merely regurgitate the information found, but to develop a simple parti illustration to help present the information to you and your colleagues.

TEAM TOILET: Asa, Javier

TEAM SINK: Faith, Nicole

TEAM SHOWER: Ian, Austen



/ P03e Iterations

Combine the six (6) iterative diagrams developed from task P03d (now noted below) into three (3) concise iterations. Meaning your base three (3) iterations demonstrate Poche + Aperture, Circulation + Threshold, and thus a more chiseled parti. As you move forward with these three iterations, be mindful of HOW EACH SCHEME IS DIFFERENT. This is the time in the project where you should use each of the three iterations to TEST AND EXHAUST ALL IDEAS ABOUT HOW YOUR PROJECT WILL DEVELOP.

We have now also introduced ADA requirements, which will SLIGHTLY modify your current schemes. It is important, especially when diagramming the accessible route, to be as specific as possible. Meaning be clear about how one turns, access space, and enters/exits. Do not feel like this is a huge constraint, but rather a way to better DESIGN SPACE. Do not, under any circumstances, merely default to ADA requirements. Remember that your program diagrams offer areas of OVERLAP, TRANSITION, and SEGREGATIONS. These opportunities were formed to allow you to make better design decisions about how program can share circulation, apertures, etc.

Three (3) Iterations / Schemes should be different and be developed via one (1) plan and one (1) section each @ 1/8"=1'-0". Total of three (3) plans and three (3) sections which demonstrate three (3) different schemes of your project.

Iterative Layers for BOTH PLAN AND SECTION:

_Poche + Aperture (interior and exterior) - ITERATE FROM PREVIOUS PARTI

_Threshold (space) + Enclosure (moment of interior to exterior transition) - dashed lines

_Four (4) Circulation paths (more detailed iterative assumptions of how the space is utilized) - 1. Wanderer 2. Toilet Focused 3. Sink Focused 4. ADA Accessible Route (darkest path)

_Level Changes - Ramps or Stairs indicated

_Level Changes - height noted via 6pt font number and a (+ or -) sign. Means you must establish a zero plane in section.

_ADA Sizing - chisel program blocks to reflect collective knowledge about sizing ADA accessible spaces

_Program boxes - continue to iterate where they overlap, segregate, sizing, etc.

_Total Square footage for each scheme (may be different)

_Section cut lines on plan for each scheme (may be different)

_North Arrow (plan only)

_Ground Section Profile (section only) -- may use Site Index sections

Deliverables Due Monday at 8:30 am pinned up.

P03 Studio ADA Board fully pinned up

P03 Buddy Conversations verbal proof of discussion had with your buddy over the weekend

P03e Big Idea 8.5 x 11 single sheet, labeled

P03e Trash Paper At least 3'-0" of trash paper iterative sketching (print your plans and sections and sketch on TOP!)

P03e Iterative Plans Three (3) iterative plans printed at 1/8"=1-0"

P03e Iterative Sections Three (3) iterative sections printed at 1/8"=1-0"

P03d // Poche Wednesday Oct 22


/ P03d Big Idea

Continue to iterate your big idea via two (2) paragraphs that begin to develop your ideas of SITE, PROGRAM, AND PLAN.

/ P03d Parti Iterations@ 1/8”=1’-0”

_Step 01: EDIT P03c Parti Diagram

Once the parti has been further iterated, begin to push your design via the next two steps, in any order:

_Step 02: Circulation + Threshold x 3 Iterations

Noting areas of threshold with dashed lines, demonstrating the spatial consequence of thresholds. Additionally cite four (4) routes of circulation: a wanderer, a toilet-oriented patron, a sink oriented patron, and an ADA patron. Printed at 1/8"=1'-0".

_Step 03_Aperature + Poche x 3 Iterations

Develop the poche of your project by further assessing how the structure can reinforce the program box organization, overlap, and segregation – also addressing how one may begin to assign apertures in plan or section to bring in light, visibility, threshold, or formal consequences. Printed at 1/8"=1'-0".

/ P03d Site Plan @ 1/8”=1’-0”

After you have iterated your parti, choose three (3) location on YOUR DESIGNED SITE PLAN as a first assessment of planar siting. Make sure to use your big idea to help you make decisions about these locations. Printed at 1/8"=1'-0"

/ P03d Tape Model @ 1/8”=1’-0”

Develop a single tape model that demonstrates the INTERIOR SPACE of your iterated plan parti diagrams.

Deliverables Due Friday at 8:30 am pinned up.

_P03d Big Idea Two (2) paragraphs developing SITE, PROGRAM, AND PLAN

_P03d Parti Iterations Six (6) iterative diagrams @ 1/8"=1'-0" (Three (3) = Circulation + Threshold, Three (3) = Aperture + Poche)

_P03d Site Plan Demonstrating three (3) possible siting locations @ 1/8"=1-0"

_P03d Tape Model Interior Space @ 1/8"=1-'0"

P03c // Programming Monday Oct 20

Begin by coding your program statement, assigning each program element as either ACTIVE, STATIC, OR TRANSITIONAL dependent upon your BIG IDEA. From this point, you will develop five (5) sets of iterative processes that will allow you to design and develop your diagrammatic floor plan IN REGARDS TO INTERIOR SPACE + PROGRAM.

_Set 01: Parti Iteration

Using the aerial image of your model (with ground taken out) develop three (3) parti diagrams centered on an 8.5 x 11. Either choose one or create an additional to be the fourth BASE PARTI which sits alone, centered on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

Layers: Aerial Image (ground removed), single line, mass, or combinations PARTI diagrams (no CMYK), thresholds (dashed boxes)

_Set 02: Sizing Box Index (hidden step)

Using your BASE PARTI, develop at least three (3) different sizing boxes for all program elements. These are not to be printed, but done on trash paper, your sketchbook, as numbers, etc. Take time with this step to allow you to exhaust the SPATIAL POSSIBILITIES INHERENT TO THESE SIZED ELEMENTS.

_Set 03: Program Diagram Interior Space

Using the SIZING BOX INDEX, begin to place one box for each program element ON TOP OF YORU BASE PARTI, with aerial image removed. Be mindful of how you either OVERLAP OR SEGREGATE EACH BOX. Use opacities to indicate which elements are ACTIVE, STATIC, OR TRANSITIONAL in terms of your big idea. Note: The Base Parti should remain the same in each iteration and the program boxes SHOULD NOT STAY IN THE LINES.

Develop three (3) iterations of organization and proximity for the programmed interior space centered on an 8.5 x 11. You may ALTER the program boxes to be larger than originally assed if your concept and design warrant it so. From these three (3) choose one or create a fourth to be your BASE PROGRAM DIAGRAM that should be centered on an individual 8.5 x 11.

Layers: Base Parti (black and white), Active Boxes (CMYK darkest opacity), Static Boxes (CMYK lightest opacity), and Transitional Boxes (CMYK medium opacity) -- be sure that each program element listed is accounted for.

_Set 04: Modification

Using your BASE PROGRAM DIAGRAM begin to modify your parti diagram. Be mindful of how your parti diagram begins to take a new position of interior space as it responds to the program assessed.

Develop (3) iterations of the modified parti centered on an 8.5 x 11. From these three (3) choose one or create a fourth to be your BASE MODIFIED PLAN.

Layers: Base Program Diagram (boxes stay the same CMYK opacities), Modified parti (including thresholds dashed)

_Set 05 Sequences

Using your BASE MODIFIED PLAN, develop a sense of approach and sequence via at least two (2) approaches and ten (10) sequence lines FOR EACH ITERATION. Include a rough estimate of the total square footage of your BASE MODIFIED PLAN on each iteration (as a small label).

Develop (3) iterations of the SEQUENCES centered on an 8.5 x 11. From these three (3) choose one or create a fourth to be your BASE FLOOR PLAN DIAGRAM.

Layers: Base Modified Plan (including program boxes and modified parti), two (2) approaches (CMYK arrows), and ten (10) sequence lines (CMYK solid lines)

Deliverables Due Wednesday at 8:30 am pinned up.

_P03c Set 01: Parti Two (2) 8.5 x 11 sheets (one with three iterations, the other with one base diagram)

_P03c Set 02: Sizing Boxes Some type of proof of three (3) iterations of all seven (7) program components

_P03c Set 03: Program Diagram Two (2) 8.5 x 11 sheets (one with three iterations, the other with one base diagram)

_P03c Set 04: Modification Two (2) 8.5 x 11 sheets (one with three iterations, the other with one base diagram)

_P03c Set 05: Sequences Two (2) 8.5 x 11 sheets (one with three iterations, the other with one base diagram)

P03b // Site Diagram Friday Oct 17

The next phase will allow each of you to gain more control of your site via intent and development.

EACH SITE should now be 75' x 300' - and considered a hypothetical "slice" of a canyon type condition.

/ P03a Site Index EDITS

Add a single CMYK line onto each of the sixteen (16) sections within your index. This new line should focus on two things:

1. Your big idea -- how can you use your big idea to make your site condition more clean, concise, and clear?

2. Faceting/Stacking -- no curves.

/ P03b Site Diagrams

/ Big Idea

3-5 Sentences updating your big idea to include and integrate your new site conditions.

/ Site Plan

Arrange the new sixteen (16) sections and begging to work in plan. How do you gain a new understanding of your site condition when looking in plan versus section?

The plan should have the following layers/labels:

_North Arrow

_Long Section cut line (label tags)

_All Sixteen (16) section lines (solid line)

_3-4 Datums that continue through the entire length of the plan (dashed line)

_Two (2) Height Fills using grey fill -- indicate the lowest area (darkest), middle area (lightest), high area (white)

_Trajectories of Approach (CMYK solid line)

_Places of Active, Static, and Transition space within your site (CMYK)

_Circulation paths (assumed) -- hiker, walker, biker, you

/ Site Longitudinal Section

Develop a single line longitudinal section of the site plan at 1/8" = 1'-.0" This should not have any curves, but rather employing faceted surfaces. Please note the following SINGLE BLACK AND WHITE LINE layers:

_Single line section profile

_Dashed horizon line (keep width constant for all sixteen sections)

Deliverables Due Monday at 8:30 am pinned up.

_P03a Site Index EDITS Sixteen (16) sections centered on a 5" vertical strip - centered

_P03b Site Plan At 1/8"=1'-0" scale (can be tiled or printed on one single piece of paper)

_P03b Site Long Section At 1/8"=1'-0" scale (can be tiled or printed on one single piece of paper)

_P03b Big Idea Printed on single piece of paper

Phase 02 Wiki Upload!!! Uploaded by midnight, Friday October 17th. Please see Sergio Elizondo's page from 2502 as a formatting example. Only JPG!

P03a // Site Design Wednesday Oct 15

After our site visit, you should all have intimate knowledge about the inherent qualities of the extreme conditions within a canyon setting. Be sure to think through each of the tasks outlined below and remember the different types of faceting, shearing, eroding, and rocky components that create the canyon itself.

All tasks below are to be line drawings in black and white, thus you can print black and white.

/ Site Index

Translate the sixteen (16) sections taken on site into a digital format -- either AutoCAD or Illustrator. Remember these are to be SINGLE LINE PROFILE SECTIONS that demonstrate the various site conditions you observed. Each section should include the horizon line and two (2) vanishing points. Be sure and arrange each section centered and evenly space within a 5" VERTICAL STRIP. Each section should be labeled 01-16. Please note the following SINGLE BLACK AND WHITE LINE layers:

_Single line section profile

_Dashed horizon line (keep width constant for all sixteen sections)

_Plus signs signifying two vanishing points (one on each side)

Please note the Mississippi flood plain drawings done by Mathur and da Cunha:

/ Site Axon

After sorting your index, you will begin to design your site conditions via three (3) iterations. You will design via axon and start connecting each of the single line perspectives via dashed lines -- the start of moving from single line profiles to a solid topography. Each axon should be centered on an 11 x 17 sheet of paper and be ONLY BLACK AND WHITE LINES DRAWINGS.

To begin this step, start with the horizon plane -- this forces all sections to have a consistent datum as they axonometricize. Next make decisions about the order in which you start to use your site index. When placing each section, make design decisions about how far these are spaced apart -- WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY? Finally, connect the sixteen sections via 3-4 continuous dashed lines that allow us to visualize the potential whole. Please note the following SINGLE BLACK AND WHITE LINE layers for each of the three (3) iterations:

_Horizon plane (can be solid or dashed)

_16 Single line section profiles arranged (solid)

_3-4 dashed continuous lines that connect all sixteen sections

_Label each section according to the site index


/ Site Perspective

After your iterations are complete, either choose one of the three or create a fourth iteration in Rhino. This step is where you will develop an actual mass using the axons you created above. When translating axon to perspective, you will have to make decisions on how to facet each and every section to one another. Make sure to be critical at the small scale edges, as the more detailed this site is now, the more you will have to respond to in the future!!!

After you build this in Rhino, use a Two-Point Perspective View in wireframe to post produce. Post Production should include the following SINGLE BLACK AND WHITE LINE layers:

_Wireframe site mass constructed (fully faceted, connected, etc)

_Horizon line (dashed)

_Plus signs signifying two vanishing points (one on each side)


_Construction lines that indicate only the bounds of the perspective (ie. only connecting vanishing points to mass)

Print one (1) perspective on an 11 x 17 sheet of paper.

Deliverables Due Friday at 8:30 am pinned up.

_P03a Site Index Sixteen (16) sections centered on a 5" vertical strip - centered, black and white

_P03a Site Axon Three (3) axon iterations printed each on an 11 x 17 piece of paper - centered, black and white

_P03a Site Perspective One (1) wireframe, line perspective printed on an 11 x 17 piece of paper - centered, black and white

P03 // Site Visit Monday Oct 13

We are headed to Palo Duro Canyon State Park!!!

Wednesday we will go on our first ever studio site visit -- please note the following in preparation for our trip:

_Wear proper shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots)

_Wear pants (no poison ivy up in here)

_Bring/Wear sunscreen -- will be hot

_Prepare to carpool

/ Required Materials

_Digital Camera / Iphone for video or imagery

_One (1) roll of duct tape (any color)

/ MEETING AT 7:00 AT THE UNIVERSITY STARBUCKS Students should all be in carpool at this point and ready to head out to the site. It will be approx 1.5 hour drive there and back, aiming to return to LBB by 4:30 pm or earlier.

/ LunchWe will be at the canyon during lunch, please bring something to eat. We will stop along the way for drinks etc if necessary.

Get Ready!!!!

P02h + i // Diagrammatic Axons + Final Model Monday Oct 06

I know this is going to be a tough week for all of you, just remember to make a list, prioritize, and make good choices. You got this!

This week will be divided into things due Wednesday, and things due Sunday, so please note the due dates for each:

/ Deliverables due SUNDAY Oct 12 10:00pm

/ P02f Section EDITS Edit and fully complete the seven (7) sections discussed – as mentioned in class, these are not content (design edits) but legibility edits.

/ P02g Image Strips Add ten (10) images of your FINAL MODEL in both states, five (5) open and five (5) closed -- each image should be printed at 4”x4” in one photo stip.

/ P02j Special Drawing Each of you should create a unique drawing, diagram, parti, sketch, etc. to your project, demonstrating your big idea

/ P02 Big Idea Final Printed

/ P02i Final Model Each model should be started TODAY as it takes more time than you think to execute a super nice model, painted, and cured by the review. Model should be:

_1:1 scale

_Ground = ¼” MDF laminated OR ¼” plywood laminated = painted CMYK

_Project = basswood and museum board only

_Should show wall thickness

_Must move as designed

_May cantilever over ground (make good choices about what ground to use)

_Must have AT LEAST 1.5” of ground under model itself

/ Deliverables due WEDNESDAY, Oct 08 8:30 am:

/ P01g Full Axon

Edit each axon as discussed in class, adding or editing the following layers:

01_Construction Lines

02_Four line weights (at least)

03_Full Range of Motion (dashed line that demonstrates full movement)

04_Full Opposite State of motion (either a thin dashed or solid CMYK line or a ghosted CMYK or a ghosted GREY)

05_Ground (either Leo, Austen, or Asa style – CMYK)

06_Structure (make sure and show dowels etc. that provide the kinetic movement to your project)

07_X-Ray in ground (dashed)

08_Interior Condition (lighter line) that demonstrates the interior wall thickness, spaces, and thresholds.

/ P01g Diagrammatic Axons (Axon Partis)

Choose one (1) view of the four you have developed and create a very reductive, single line weight axon “icon” to use for the diagrammatic series. Note that this axon should clearly demonstrate both the open and closed positions in all eight (8) diagrams developed.

Remember that this series is intended to isolate eight (8) stories and thus stay very very simple. Use CMYK to call out each diagram’s purpose, leaving the line axon the same. Check out BIG Diagram Strategies and MVRD Diagram Strategies.

Each diagram should be printed at 4" x 4" and be labeled as follows:

01_Ground Manipulation

02_Circulation Path (three paths using single lines demonstrating: 1. YOUR path 2. VISITOR path 3. CAT’s path)

03_Threshold / Approach

04_Active/Static/Transitional Spaces

05_Resultant Spaces (between states)

06_Scale / Proportion

07_Systems of Organization / Devices

08_Structure / Operation

/ P02 List of Things to Do In your sketchbook break down each day with each task ahead of you, prioritizing.

P02g // Full Axons Friday Oct 03

Everyone should take this weekend to properly catch up and digest their projects.

Remember that every step of the process should involve (and result in) iteration with one’s design. Always consider how you can make your project better with each pass, making sure that your project is demonstrating your big idea, definitions, and the concepts listed above. Think about the macro to micro – meaning we are wearing smaller gloves now, thus it is time for you to each consider ideas of OCCUPANCY, THRESHOLD, GROUND, OPERATION, AND INTERIORITY at an intimate scale.

/ P02f Section EDITS

Edit and fully complete the seven (7) sections discussed.

All section should include the following layers:

01_Construction Lines

02_Scale Figures

03_Full Range of Motion (dashed line)

04_Opposite State of motion

05_Poche (CMYK)

06_Section Cut Line (heaviest line)

07_Ground Plane

08_ What’s beyond


10_Grey Sky

/ P01g Image Strips

Take the nice model due today and photograph it NICELY. Make sure to take it to a solid background space (9th floor) and employ light to gain new understandings of your project. You will print ten (10) images of this model – five (5) in open state and five (5) in closed state.

Print each image at 4”x4” in one photo stip.

/ P01g Full Axon

Moving into full axons, we will begin to develop the project from all four sides. This means that each axon should demonstrate additional views from the Hybrid Section Axon done last week.

Develop three (3) full axons of your project in sequential views, noting that the Hybrid Section counts as View 01. Think of it as if you are turning the project ¼ of a turn in each axon.

CENTER each axon on it’s own 20” x 20” piece of paper. While this is a line drawing first, we will add poche, ground, ghosted movement, etc next week, so make good choices with this base condition. Please make sure each axon has the following layers:

01_Construction Lines

02_Four line weights (at least)

03_Full Range of Motion (dashed line)

04_Full Opposite State of motion (solid line, will ghost later)



07_X-Ray in ground (dashed)

Deliverables Due Monday at 8:30 am pinned up and organized on the group table.

_P02f Section Edits Seven (7) sections fully post-produced, printed (either one continuous sheet of paper or tiled with individual 11x17)

_P02g Image Strip Ten (10) images printed at 4" x 4" demonstrating both states -- five (5) for open and five (5) for closed.

_P02g Full Axons Three (3) Axon line drawings CENTERED on 20”x 20” piece of paper each.

P02d + P02e // Edits + Interiority Monday Sept 29

/ P02d EDITS Section Plane Axons

Be sure and edit your axons as discussed in class today, remember that the distance between each section should be directly proportional to the actual piece the section is cutting through. Make good decisions about:

_Ground Line

_Construction Lines

_Ink + Graphite Trash Paper drawing (this should demonstrate multiple variations of how you are understanding and designing interior space.

Please check assignment posted previously for all layers expected. Pay particular attention to the following:

_Full range of motion (base drawing)

_Active, Static, Transitional call outs (base drawing)

_Multiple variations of interiority (trash paper layer)

_Contiguous vs. Segregated interior conditions

_Adding Ground

After all of your edits are made, make a decision on how to add the ground condition via foam core. This is to be one layer thick foam core glued to clear film and is to be treated as the TOP LAYER of the Axon Hybrid drawing.

/ P02e Tape Model Designing from the interiority

This model should challenge your design by using the interior condition developed in P02d to generate the next iteration. How do you change your design based on the interior condition? How does the interior space want to be enveloped? How does the POCHE begin to change. Focus on ideas of GROUND, THRESHOLD, VISIBLE OCCUPANCY, AND DEMONSTRATING YOUR BIG IDEA. Each model should demonstrate thickness, kinetic movement, thresholds, and ground condition -- as this is your last study model before embarking on the final model. USE THIS TO HELP PUSH YOUR DESIGN!!!

May use pink foam, foam core, museum board, basswood, piano wire, tape, etc. -- should be at 1:1 scale.

/ Reading Ch. 5 Drawing + Composition

Please add one wiki comment or question to the Conversation link: Reading Responses on the sidebar.

Deliverables Due Wednesday at 8:30 am pinned up and organized on the group table.

_P02d Section Plane Axon Hybrid EDITS @ 20" x 20" compiled of five physical layers: base axon drawing (nice paper), hand-drawn trash paper line drawing (state 01 and state 02), state 01 final volume (clear film), state 02 final volume (clear film), and foam core ground condition (clear film).

_P01e Tape Model Should include GROUND, THRESHOLD, VISIBLE OCCUPANCY, AND DEMONSTRATE YOUR BIG IDEA. Must move as designed.

_Reading One (1) response via conversations page

P02d // Section Plane Axon Friday Sept 26

We are composing five (5) physical layers to help you visualize and distill your own project design by understanding the INTERIOR SPACES you have created. Each layer described below should independently demonstrate your big idea AS WELL AS when layered together.

/ Step 01: Section Edits / Additions

Remember that you are to use this time to edit your design, keeping in mind the specificity of the spaces + occupation, the intentional nature of poche, the presence of structure, the full range of kinetic movement, and the realization of RESULTANT SPACE.

Edit the three (3) sections discussed in class adding and formatting the following layers:

_Full range of motion (angle of degree)

_Dimensions in regards to the body

_At least one(1) derivation of motion, identifying a point between the fully closed and fully open state.

After your three (3) section edits, develop a total of seven (7) sections – including two that book end the project and only cut through the ground condition.


_Face the same direction

_Be indicated on ONE key diagram

_Have all layers and edits mentioned above

_Be composed of line drawings (no poche or scale figures)

_Include State 01 (solid line), derivations of motion (dashed lines), and State 02 (dashed line)

_Include all range of motion

_Include the active, static, and transitional call outs from previous exercise. This will help you connect the dots!!!!! (This can be CMYK, as it should still be thin linework)

/ Step 02: Base Section Axon

Formatted on a 20” x 20” single sheet of paper, arrange these seven (7) section axonometrically as discussed in class. These is not a prespective thus each drawing will retain its original proportion. Make sure and be clear about how far apart each section sits, as it should directly respond to where the sections were cut.

Base drawing (axon section planes compiled) should include one set of the following:

_Body Dimensions

_Name etc.

_Be legible as a set

/ Step 03: Connecting the Dots axonometrically

On Vellum (which is translucent) trace over your section planes – making decisions about how the ACTIVE, STATIC, AND TRANSITIONAL SPACES CONNECT through the sections. This will result in MULTIPLE lines for each state, as you are to use this step to work through the various ways these spaces connect, segregate, etc. The final line drawing may be more than one volume, as you may not have a continuous space resultant space. THIS IS OK.

Think: How many ways can I connect these dots? You may have one line, two, three, etc. This is a point in the process to exhaust all possible ways to develop your INTERIOR SPACES.

Solid Ink Lines = State 01 (open or closed) connecting interior space Solid Graphite Lines (or dashed ink lines) State 02 (open or closed) connecting interior space

Both line drawings are to be on the SAME SINGLE SHEET OF VELLUM @ 20” x 20”

Look towards CJ Lim's Guest House for inspiration here. OR in your course book, Drawing: The Motive force of Architecture CJ Lim Soho Thresholds

/ Step 04: Filling in the volume

Scan your line drawing. Make a decision about which volumes, demonstrated in axon, work best as your interior space – via your big idea.

Digitally fill in the final volume for State 01 (full CMYK) and State 02 (lighter CMYK). Print each one on a SEPARATE SHEET OF CLEAR FILM, as they are to be layered on top of one another.

Results in two (2) sheets of clear film @ 20” x 20”

/ Step 05: Bringing up the Ground

Using one sheet of thin foam core, raise the ground on the BASE AXON drawing. You may glue the foam core directly to the base drawing.

Deliverables Due Monday at 8:30 am pinned up and organized on the group table.

_P02c EDITED Kinetic Sections Full edits of Three (3) Sections printed each at 1:1 scale (on single 11x17 sheet of paper)

_P02d Section Plane Axon Hybrid @ 20" x 20" compiled of five physical layers: base axon drawing (nice paper), raised ground (foam core), vellum line connection (vellum), state 01 final volume (clear film), state 02 final volume (clear film)

_P02d Big Idea Edit Continue to edit and iterate your big idea, always

_READ Book left in studio, XS, choose two (2) project that help you visualize extra small spaces, not the project and why it's applicable.

P02c // EDITS Wednesday Sept 22

Now that you've discussed the scale of your project, you should iterate your design to BETTER ACHIEVE KINETIC SPACE at that scale. Find scale figures in different positions if that is helpful -- seating, standing, walking. How dos the added information change your design? Use this time of iteration to re-write you BIG IDEA and make sure that the three (3) types of spaces you are creating -- ACTIVE, STATIC, AND TRANSITIONAL -- are clearly understood, conceptually and physically!!!


/ P02c Edited Sections

Added / Edited Layers:

00_Image (without background) taken off -- or used only to show quality of INTERIOR SPACE

01_Construction Lines (MORE)

02_Three (3) scale figures versions of the scale you choose. These can vary in opacity.

03_Full Range of Motion all motion (dashed line)

04_Opposite State of motion (dashed line)

05_Poche (CMYK), check the Cyans!!!!

06_Section Cut Line (heaviest line)

07_Ground Plan (is it flat?)

08_Grey Sky / White Ground

09_Dimensions - using the scaled body of your choosing, dimension your project using three body parts.

10_Active, Static, and Transitional call outs (points of intersection, overlap, etc)

/ P02c Tape Model

Do a quick tape study model using any material you wish. This model should move and feature the ground condition as you have designed through section.

Deliverables Due Friday at 8:30 am pinned up and organized on the group table.

_P02c EDITED Kinetic Sections Three (3) Sections printed each at 1:1 scale (on single 11x17 sheet of paper)

_P02c Tape Model 1:1 scale iteration with ground condition

P02c // Orientation, Scale, Section Monday Sept 22

Moving forward, you will choose either one (1) of your Kinetic Models OR begin to create a hybridization of any of the three (3) models discussed Monday. Please be sure and not that these kinetic models should expand upon their initial ideas of:


These concepts should be how to you critically exam your model AND THUS how you begin to translate that into section. Do not forget to ALWAYS ITERATE as we move forward, making sure that your project is demonstrating your big idea, definitions, and the concepts listed above.

/ P02c Orientation Strips

Once you've chosen a model (or hybrid of models) you will photograph it in AT LEAST five (5) distinct orientations -- with a color or black background. Be intentional with your choices, be mindful that these images should be studied in flat elevation -- but that does NOT mean that other images (axon or perspective) wouldn't be helpful in making your choice! These are intended to help you understand ALL OF THE SPATIAL CONSEQUENCES INHERENT TO YOUR PROJECT.

Five (5) flat elevation orientation images printed each at 4"x4" or one one continuous stirp

/ P02c Kinetic Sections

After studying all five (5) orientations, choose one that demonstrates your big idea and move forward. Measure the model and construct three (3) 1:1 scale sections of this model. Be sure to measure each piece, be exact!

When choosing sections, think about the following: what spaces are most important? Do I want to focus on active space? Is my whole story told with these three sections? Is the kinetic nature of my project demonstrated in this section? Have I made good choices? How does it situate in the ground? Why?

Choosing sections is hard. Take the time to think about it.

This project will introduce three new aspects of technical drawing: poche, scale figure, and ground plane.

_Poche is the solid infill that allows one to distinguish thick and thin, solid and void. It is a fill that happens between section cut lines. This is where you iterate! Once the base drawing is done, modify the thickness and thinness of your project. Where does the space what to be heavy? Light? How can the interior of a mass be different than the exterior? Is there a threshold? Poche must be 100% CMYK.

_Scale figures allow one to understand relative height and scale of your project. You must choose an image of yourself from Phase 01 (in your suite) or one of your colleagues (or you can be creative) and photoshop out the background. Insert the scale figure into your section drawing. How does it change the way you see your project? Each of you must have a scale figure that is 3" tall, one that is < 3", and one that is >3". Your call.

_Ground planes provide relative orientation within a project. Once you've selected the most successful orientation for your model, include a ground plane in your section. This line is also a cut line thus should be a similar thickness to your section cut lines. Is the ground plane flat? Does your model change the ground plane?

Layers (from lightest to darkest):

00_Image (without background) of model chose

01_Construction Lines

02_Three (3) scale figures (one at 3" tall, one bigger, one smaller)

03_Operation (dashed line)

04_Opposite State of motion

05_Poche (CMYK)

06_Section Cut Line (heaviest line)

07_Ground Plan (is it flat?)

Deliverables Due Wednesday at 8:30 am pinned up and organized on the group table.

_P02c Orinetation Strips At least five (5) images printed at 4" x 4" demonstrating five (5) different model orientations

_P02c Kinetic Sections Three (3) Sections printed each at 1:1 scale (on single 11x17 sheet of paper)

P02b // Kinetic Models Friday Sept 19

ki·net·ic (adjective) of, relating to, or resulting from motion. (of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.

Your diagrams and drawdels were the result of a MOTION WHICH YOU TRACKED and then defined in terms of: ACTIVE STATE, STATIC STATE, AND TRANSITIONAL STATE. As we move in the next steps of translation, do not neglect these ideas, as they help you make decisions about unifying these spaces into one KINTETIC, VOLUMETRIC, OBJECT. These states have a specific spatial relationship demonstrated in YOUR HYBRID MODEL Now, how to you push your development by understanding the kinetic nature of each of these three spaces and the RESULTANT SPACE they create when moved??!!!

/ P02b Big Idea

Update your definitions and big idea from Phase 01. Try to focus on being more clear and concise and specify with your ideas. How does your model want to move? What type of KINETIC OPERATION allows you to push your big idea? How does this help you make decisions. Should be 3-5 sentences printed on 8.5 x 11 (max) -- includes definitions, big idea, title.

/ P02b Kinetic Operation

To further translation, you will start developing your iterations to EXECUTE ONE KINETIC, VOLUMETRIC, SPACE. This means that each model should demonstrate (clearly) the spaces that result from the hybrid ACTIVE, STATIC, AND TRANSITIONAL SPACE models done in P01a. These are your base spaces that were created as a result of combing in your isolated models.

As a similar "combination" you will now add a kinetic operation, that introduces an additional RESULATANT SPACE. Does your model slide? Fold? Pull (tension)? Push compression)? Bend? Collapse? Expand? How do you make these decisions? WHY????

_Three (3) Iterative Kinetic Models May either iterate one after the other, or try variations of operations. Be creative. Use this exercise to help you test and expand upon all ideas you may have up to this point. Each of the three iterative kinetic models MUST OPERATE via one operation (minimum) to three (3) operations (maximum).

_Materials Allowed: Bass Wood, Museum Board, Piano Wire, White Foam Core (don't make me regret the foam core...)

Please note these are to be WELL CRAFTED, KINETIC, BEAUTIFUL MODELS. All three investigating notions of KINETIC SPACE. Use the twenty (2) sections from P02a to WORK THROUGH IDEAS. Use the four (4) models from P02a to work though spatial consequences!

Deliverables Due Monday at 8:30 am pinned up and organized on the group table.

_P02b Big Idea Including definitions of the follow: Active Space, Static Space, Transitional Space, Operation(s) Chosen + Big Idea + Title. Printed on 8.5 x 11 (max).

_P02b Three (3) Iterative Kinetic Models Well crafted, fitting in a 12" x 12" x 12" envelope. Each must be operative.

P01 WIKI // Upload Wednesday Sept 17

Be sure and upload all tasks from Phase 01 (P01a-P01i) to your individual wiki page, including AT LEAST five (5) images of your final drawdel. There are to be the digital files (not images).


P02a // Translation Wednesday Sept 17

Now that you have each had time to digest Phase 01 and ramble your thoughts it’s time to translate your drawdels into volumetric spatial conditions. Remember that one never leaves earlier processes behind – meaning DO NOT detatch yourself from the definitions, big idea, or understandings you developed during Phase 01, but rather TRANSLATE the results of Phase 01 into Phase 02.

ki·net·ic (adjective) of, relating to, or resulting from motion. (of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.

Your diagrams and drawdels were the result of a MOTION WHICH YOU TRACKED and then defined in terms of:


These states have a spatial relationship that were investigated in your drawdel. The next steps afford you the opportunity to ITERATE and EXPAND upon the methods used in your drawdels.

/ P02a Translating Volumetrically

Sit in front of your drawdel. Using your sketchbook, begin to identify spatial ways in which your drawdel is demonstrating the definitinos of the three states of motion. How does your BIG IDEA help you understand the potential in your drawdel?

_Step 01_Sections

Develop twenty (20) sections over the course of the process, starting with five (5) of your current drawdel.

Use these to work through the building of each isolated model. Design through section.

_Step 02_Isolated Models

Develop three (3) isolated models, one for each state of motion as defined by your Phase 01. Each model must be made of a different material. Be intentionaly in your material choice, as each will have a different process of ASSEMBLY!!!! Are you carving space? Layering? Laminating? Adding? Substracting?

Materials Required:

_Foam (volumetric, stereotomic)

_Museum Board/Chipboard (planar, tectonic)

Additional possibilities:

_Foam Core

_Bass wood dowels

_Piano Wire

Remember to always consider the following:

_Interior versus Exterior



_Extension versus Intersection

_Resultant versus Source

_Step 03_Hybrid Model

After looking over your Isolated Models, develop a SYSTEM OF ORGANIZATION to combine these SPATIAL STATES OF MOTION INTO ONE DEVICE. Make sure and think about how these spaces are coming together, where is the transition, where is the threshold? What did you learn during our "threshold hunt"?

Make. Good. Choices. Intentionally. (to not "BAM" this....)

Deliverables Due FRIDAY at 8:30 am pinned up

_P02a Isolated Tape Models Three (3) demonstrating each isolated state of motion using three (3) different materials

_P02a Hybrid Tape Model One (1) demonstrating the aggregation or FULL VOLUMETRIC combination

_P02a Sharpie Sections Twenty (20) single line, working sections on trash paper

P01 Final // Deliverables Monday Sept 15

Please note that the drawdel assignment is more detailed in the post below this. I will be in Studio Sunday night (time to be emailed) to disucuss how to arrange the walls, however, you are welcome to COLLECTIVELY identify the best way to display the following:

P01i One (1) Final Drawdel 24" x 24" x 4" deep (max)

P01h One (1) Final Hybrid Diagram 24" x 24"

P01f-P01g Nine (9) Final Superposition/Superimposition/Tonal Plane Diagrams 8" x 8"

P01e Nine (9) Final Isolated Diagrams per state (Active, Static, Transitional) 8"x8"

P01d Analog Index of Stop Motion Strips

P01c Final iteration of Stop Motion film

P01b Tracking Suit (worn)

P01a One (1) Final Seating Device Technical Composite Drawings 24" x24"

Deliverables Due MONDAY at 8:30 am pinned up

P01I // Drawdel Friday Sept 12

/ P01i Final Drawdel 24"x24"

Must be 2-4" deep and use AT LEAST clear film and foam core. Additional materials: Various sizes of Foam Core, Museum Board, Card Stock, Coated Bond paper. Straight or T pins (for clear film only). Diagram should be printed on coated bond paper unless otherwise noted.

These drawdels should explore the actualized SPATIAL relationships of your diagrams -- how do you make decisions about what is highest? Lowest? How does the clear film attach? Is it laminated? Pinned? What does it allow you to isolate? Raise?

How do you avoid having a datum in space? (Unless you are Ian) What does the removal of the datum offer?

These are expected to be EXTREMELY WELL CRAFTED, as they are your final amalgamations of Phase 01.

Final Drawdels must be able to hang on the wall and be 24" x 24" -- though not all edges must hit the bounds of the dimensions, the drawdel must address the 24" x 24" bound on all sides at some point.

P01I // Composite Wednesday Sept 10

/ P01h Hybrid @ 24” x 24” EDITS printed on nice paper

After today’s discussion, edit your hybrid composite diagram, adding the following three (3) layers:

1_Seating Device Elevation Composite – no image (unless you are Faith or Ian) -- linework may be flattened into a single, light lineweight and situated at very back. UNLESS your big idea warrants it to be layered into the drawing in a more operational manner. How do you position it? What do the additional lines add or subtract from your big idea?

2_White Outs / Color Block Outs (think of Emma’s and look at examples from links below and on sidebar!)

3_Drawdel Height Index on trash paper (see more details below)

Keep in mind that when adding layers, other graphics may need to be altered slightly to achieve the BIG IDEA OF YOUR COMPOSITE. Take note of:

_EDITING OF TONAL PLANES look for nuances, especially after adding the seating device elevation/white outs.

_Tonal Plane opacities

_Construction Lines

_Scale of Seating Device on back layer

_Proportion Scale (can make up coding/notation style)

_Range of Motion (dashed)

_Scale of Activations (connected)

_Three body parts (solid lines) for each state: Active, Static, and Transitional



/ P01g BIG IDEA EDIT rewrite your big idea to reinforce the nuanced decision you are making about your project diagrams. Be concise, specific, and intentional, as this will also help your DRAWDEL PROCESS.

/ P01i Drawdel Index @ 24” x 24” trash paper

Using trash paper sheet(s) – iterate maybe? – begin to index the spatial strategies inherent to your diagrammatic layers. What layers would start to recess in space as opposed to pulling forward? What layers would operate best on clear film? Museum board? We will begin drawdeling in class Friday, but you must all have a general idea of what physical layers you will implement in your diagrams.

/ Drawdel Materials Aquired -- we will use these materials again so buy plenty.

_Foam Core (at least two thicknesses)

_Museum Board

_Elmer’s or Tacky glue

_Glue Stick

_Xacto Baldes (many) and knife

_Computer (for printing during class)

Deliverables Due WEDNESDAY at 8:30 am pinned up

_P01e, P01f, P01g EDITS all printed (final) at 8” x 8” labeled and cut

_P01g BIG IDEA EDITED printed on 8.5 x 11 (include definitions, name, title of project, etc.)

_P01h Hybrid EDITED printed on NICE 24” x 24” single piece of paper, cut and labeled

_P01i Drawdel Height Index on trash paper sheet(s)

_Drawdel Materials Acquired and in studio

P01G + P01H // Tone + Hybrid Monday Sept 08

/ P01f Superimposition vs Super Position EDITS

After today’s discussion, edit the six (6) diagrams from task P01f, making sure you have the following layers:

_Construction Lines

_Proportion Scale (can make up coding/notation style)

_Range of Motion (dashed)

_Scale of Activations (connected)

_Three body parts (solid lines) for each state: Active, Static, Transitional



/ P01g BIG IDEA clearly write you position (in 3-5 sentences) and print on the 8.5 x 11 piece of paper that your definitions and title were printed.

/ P01g Tone + Plane (ITERATION 3_TONE)

AFTER editing your six (6) diagrams, you will move your attention to ITERATION 03:

Iteration 3_Choose one of the previous iterations (either Iteration 1_ Superimposition or Iteration 2_Superposition) to move forward with. Make sure these have been edited before brining them into Iteration 3_Tone

_Added layers: Tonal Planes

Choose from your image stacks images that both the content and composition will reinforce your BIG IDEA. Change these to black and white – this may mean that you need to change the levels, exposure, etc so that they become more clear as a tonal addition.

BASED ON YOUR BIG IDEA use your construction lines, range of motion, scale of activation, body parts, etc to begin to construct boundaries within EACH diagram. These should be of MULTIPLE SCALES. Each tonal plane should demonstrate either:


Check out work done by Bryan Cantley / Form:uLA OR Glassell Pinterest Board

Results in three (3) diagrams printed at 8” x 8” , one for each action – Active, Static, Transitional

/ P01h Hybrid @ 24” x 24”


This may mean you need to change the PRIORITY OF LAYERS, OPACITIES, OR LINEWEIGHTS to accommodate all three diagrams legibility and reinforcement of one another.

How does your BIG IDEA help you make decisions about combining these layers? How have your prioritized information? What is MOST important? What is LEAST important?

Results in one (1) hybrid diagram printed at 24” x 24” cut and labeled, each action should be demonstrated on this diagram, which means all body parts at all states and all ranges of motion.

Deliverables Due WEDNESDAY at 8:30 am pinned up

_P01f Superimposition vs Super Position EDITS Six (6) diagrams each printed on 8”x8” single piece of paper, cut and labeled

_P01g BIG IDEA printed on 8.5 x 11

_P01g Tone + Plane (ITERATION 3_TONE) Three (3) diagrams each printed on 8” x 8” single piece of paper, cut and labeled

_P01h Hybrid One (1) diagram printed on 24” x 24” single piece of paper, cut and labeled

P01F // Superimpose vs Superposition Friday Sept 05

/ P01e Single Diagram Edits

After today’s discussion, edit your nine (9) diagrams by critically considering number of lines, line weights, line types, and opacity. Make sure that each diagram demonstrates YOUR POSITION.

/ WRITE Define how you are understanding and thus executing ACTIVE, STATIC, AND TRANSITIONAL. Print on a single 8.5 x 11. Include a TITLE OF YOUR PROJECT.

/ LAYER additional elements listed below:

1_Scale of proportion (as discussed in class) choose a module of proportion to creat your scale, this could be the grouping of movements, the size of the body part itself, or the maximum space which the body part moves within.

2_Regulating Lines used similar to construction lines but should demonstrate the spatial occupancy of the body part in active, static, or transitional

3_Connect Scale of Activation via single line. This may mean that you need to edit your current scales of activation to be more specific to the movement you are tracking. Be specific, connect the dots.

4_Close range of motions be clear in the ways you develop the seating device range of motion as a constant or variable. Be sure that this does not become an object, but a technical analysis of the movement you are tracking.

Results in nine (9) EDITED diagrams

/ P01f Superimposition vs Superposition

AFTER editing your nine (9) diagrams, you should now superimpose (vertically overlap) each category – ACTIVE, STATIC, AND TRANISTIONAL -- into three (3) separate diagrams. MAKE SURE THAT ALL LAYERS THAT EXISTED IN THE SINGLE DIAGRAM ARE PRESENT IN THE SUPERIMPOSED DIAGRAM.


You will do this over two iterations:

Iteration 1_Superimpose: simply layer each diagram within each category. This may mean that you need to edit line weights, align scales, etc. What type of change do your register in the spatial occupancy of the movement being tracked?

Results in three (3) diagrams, one for each action – Active, Static, Transitional

Iteration 2_Superposition: take a position on how these three (3) diagrams overlap. How can you being to shift, rotate, or connect them via a CONSISE POSITION YOU FORM ABOUT STATIC, ACTIVE, AND TRANSITIONAL MOVEMENT + SPACE? What points line up? What regulating lines inform your decisions? What proportional modules start to reveal ORDER? CHAOS?

Results in three (3) diagrams, one for each action – Active, Static, Transitional

/ Reading: Cook, Peter. Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture. Ch. 07 / Drawing and Technics

Respond via one (1) sketch in your sketchbook and two (2) posts or responses on the Conversations link on the sidebar

Deliverables Due MONDAY at 8:30 am pinned up

_P01e Single Diagram Edits Nine (9) diagrams each printed on 8”x8” single piece of paper, cut and labeled

_P01e Definitions Static, Transitional, and Active definitions printed on 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, including title of project

_P01f Superimposition and Superposition Diagrams Six (6) diagrams (three (3) for each iteration) on 8”x8” single piece of paper, cut and labeled

_Reading Response one (1) sketch, two (2) wiki responses

P01d + P01e // Diagramming Wednesday Sept 03

TRACKING Active, Static, Transitional

After seeing the stop motion strips and films, take time to rationalize independently how the body and the seating device change the space of each other. Notice your tracking suits in both and begin to develop a system that identifies when your body was being active, static, or transitional. How does the scale of activation (ie. Unscrewing, bending, hammering) change your understanding of orientation? Remember that DIAGRAMMING HAS THE ABILITY TO CHANGE WHAT YOU ARE TRACKING.

/ P01a/b/c EDITS

Make sure all previous assignments are updated, edited, and looking good

/ P01d Analog Indexing

Using your printed motion strips, begin an indexing process that identifies the following transformative properties:

_How do you define transition? How does white space allow you to pull construction lines? How many times do you transition?

_How do you define static? Where are anchor points within the strips? How many?

_How do you define active? What scales are you moving within? Is it just your hand? Your hips? Your shoulders?

_Where are the different points of activation (scales of activation) within the seating device itself? The joints? How are you taking this apart?

_What is the range of motion that is being defined by the seating device’s deconstruction?

After defining a system, index how many / which slides are demonstrating the most active, static, or transitional moments FOR EACH BODY PART.


/ P01e Diagrams

Using your index, being to manually trace the movements of each body part and seating device via points, lines, or planes. Use the process of image stacking and blending (overlay, multiply, etc.) to flatten each slide into one diagrammatic understanding.

Develop nine (9) diagrams and nine (9) image stacks: three (3) for each body part as follow for each of the states of motion you are tracking. For example, if my three body parts were my toes, knees, and back, I would have the following diagrams/image stacks:

1 Toes, Active 2 Toes, Static 3 Toes Transitional 4 Knees, Active 5 Knees, Static 6 Knees, Transitional 7 Back, Active 8 Back, Static 9 Back, Transitional

Each diagram should have the following three (3) layers:

_Multiple lines demonstrating single body part in single state
_Seating device range of motion
_Seating device scale of activation
_All layers for BODY PARTS: Solid COLOR (CMYK) Lines
_All layers for SEATING DEVICE: Dashed lines
_All Diagrams and Image Stacks should be labeled with the body part, state of motion, name, my name, etc.

Please note: Each body part should have a line or point or plane identified on ALL SLIDES. The key is how these are divided up into the three categories of drawings. Meaning that if you have 240 slides, the back should have 240 lines distributed over three diagrams

Print all eighteen (18) required diagrams or images stacks on 8”x8” single piece of paper.

Deliverables Due FRIDAY at 8:30 am pinned up

_P01a/b/c EDITS

_P01d Analog Index Done directly on printed film strips

_P01e Diagrams x 9 Each diagram should be printed and cut down to 8” x 8” and be properly labeled

_P01e Image Stacks x 9 Each image stack should be printed and cut down to 8” x 8” and be properly labeled

P01c // Stop Motion Drawing Friday Aug 29

Work hard, work intentionally, make good choices.

/ P01a EDITS

First you should make the technical edits discussed in class today. Make sure all required layers are addressed and everyone has AT LEAST four (4) lineweights. Be sure and edit the diagrammatic layer to be more accurate to your P01b Tracking Suit as well as to the way you actually utilize the seating device – rembember how Nicole’s demonstrated a very specific sort of “sassy.”


After these edits are addressed, transfer BOTH ELEVATIONS to a single 24” x 24” piece of paper. This may mean that you need to retouch line weights and linetypes. All text should stay at 10pt or less.

Composite Elevation 24” x 24” should focus on the side elevation, centering the diagrammatic usage of this elevation. The front elevation should be included to reinforce the side elevation, to offer more information, to provide a collective whole via two parts. Think about where you overlap them – what point of the seating device warrants a shared point? What line? What construction line? Should the elevations be side-by-side? Different opacities? Different line weights? Make good choices.

Both elevations should be the same size (scale) and be featured on the Composite Elevation. Keep in mind the space around the side elevation, as you will be diagramming your motions on top of this next week.

/ P01b Tracking Device (Suit) EDITS

As mentioned in class, pay attention to the consequences of your body on the seating device as well as consequences of the seating device on your body. Where is it rigid? Fluid? How do you edit your tracking suite to be more specific?

/ P01c Stop Motion Drawing

With the aid of partner, film a stop motion of you using your seating device as intended, using it specific to your body, and taking it apart. Be mindful of the following techniques:


1_What is the time span between still images? 4 second? 1.5 seconds? 10 seconds? 25 seconds? Why? What are the consequences of MOTION TRACKING that come with this decisions?

1_What type of background are you using? Why?

2_Are you always facing the same direction? Why?

3_Where do you discard the parts of the seating device you remove? Why?

4_How honest is the stop motion to the actual process you took to deconstruct? Or are you omitting information? Why?

5_How do employ lighting? Shadow? Darkness?

6_Do some test images before starting the animation to see the QUALITY OF STILLS!!!!!

_Three Iterations:

1_Base Film: Use all stills timed as they were taken

2_Edited Film: Either remove stills, add stills, or change the time between stills (speed up or slow down)

3_Final Film: Either remove stills, add stills, or change the time between stills (speed up or slow down)

_Film Strips

Print all still used in the Final Film animation in proper sequence @ 4"x48" strips. These are to be hung in rows similar to the way in which Muybrdige demonstrated his motion images. Make sure all stills are in the right order and all are printed.

Deliverables Due Wednesday, September 3rd pinned up and ready no later than 8:30am:

_P01a EDITS Students should have replaced the original 11x17 elevation(s) with the revised copy AND HAVE THE 24”X24” Composite Elevation Printed

_P01b EDITS to be worn in class

_Three (3) Stop Motion Iterations Base Film, Edited Film, Final Film

_Film Strip Print all stills from "Final Film" @ 4” x 48” linear strips, number of strips will vary depending on film length

P01b // Tracking Wednesday Aug 27

After today's discussion, you should all be WELL AWARE of the consequences your body has when interacting with the seating device. Think of this next phase as a way to assess the TRANSFORMATIVE qualities that happen to your body in sequence when the seating device is being activated. Remember to note concepts of MOTION, TIME, AND RESULT.


As discussed today, edit your P01a Tracing drawings of your seating device – being mindful of the following things:

_Background (either image or white/black out) should fill the ENTIRE 11x17

_Linework should be either black, white, or grey

_Density of information: more construction lines, more dimensions, more notations, more textures (fabrics, ridges, etc), more scales of information

_Lineweights You should have AT LEAST five(5) lineweights.
From lightest (0.15-0.25) to darkest (1.25-1.5): Construction Lines, Furthest Beyond (back of chair in front elevation), Connection, Dimensions/Notations, Operation, Structure.

_Clean Make sure your lines are NOT FUZZY when exported. Have crisp, clean lines. TEST PRINT!!!!

In addition to the edits above, you will add a DIAGRAMMATIC LAYER using a heavier lineweight. This layer must be either CYAN, MAGENTA, YELLOW, OR BLACK (CMYK).

Assess the three (3) main body parts that are either affected by or directly affect the seating device. Must be symmetrical, ie. If one chooses “hand” both hands and their positions should be documented on top of the technical drawing.

Sit in your seating device and intently decided how your body situates itself on or in the device. What parts of your body are touching it? What parts are superfluous or unattended? Does the device need your body to operate? How?

Should the body parts be demonstrated with a point or a line? Why? Is it rigid or modular? MAKE GOOD CHOICES!


Using the diagrammatic layers created in your P01a EDITS, you will focus your attention for P01b to YOUR body. How do you use the seating device? Do you slouch? What parts of you feel rigid when interacting with it? What parts feel fluid? How does your body operate the seating device? Activate it?

Using ANY MATERIAL NECESSARY, design, develop, and construct a TRACKING DEVICE (SUIT) that can be worn on your body. This tracking device should ONLY be worn on the three body parts you’ve previously assessed. Remember to be super specific. For example, think about the following possibilities:


Do not default to the whole arm if only parts of it are actually affected by the seating device. THE MORE SPECIFIC YOU ARE THE MORE DENSE YOUR STUDY WILL BE.

The TRACKING DEVICE should be removable and be able to stay together on its own (when it’s not being worn). This should be well crafted, intentional, and well executed. Remember that these will be photographed from the side elevation, thus should be perceived from the side. This does not mean that you should default to tracking the side of your leg, but that you should be aware of seeing your tracking device from all angles.

Be sure and have a clear reason behind the design of your tracking device (suit) and the way in which you activate your seating device!!!!!

Deliverables Due FRIDAY at 8:30 am pinned up and/or worn

_IO Graph Drawings @ 6 increments of time EACH printed in BW on a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper and properly labeled

_P01 EDIT One (1) Front Elevation Drawing of SEATING DEVICE + diagrammatic layer of three body parts (CMYK) Device should be centered on 11x17 piece of paper.

_P01 EDIT One (1) Side Elevation Drawing of SEATING DEVICE + diagrammatic layer of three body parts (CMYK) Device should be centered on 11x17 piece of paper

Please note that these drawings should be of presentation quality and thus been POST PRODUCED in Illustrator. Make good decisions about line weights, line types, and opacity of the original image. Do you use black lines or white lines?


PHASE 01a // Tracing Monday, Aug 25

FOCI: Tracing, Drawing - Analytical, Technical Craft , Drawing Meaning - line weights, line types, data, texture


Step ONE: Seating Device

Each student is to FIND, SCAVENGE, SALVAGE, OR ACQUIRE a type of SEATING DEVICE. There is no size limit or volumetric constraint, however the following guidelines should be taken into consideration:

1. Weight (needs to be brought to studio and easily moved)^

2. Fitting in the studio (there will be a total of twelve (12) of these, remember)^

3. Complexity (the more complex, the better! Movable parts! Lots of connectors!)

4. Cannot be a single mold or cast piece

5. Must BE USED FOR SITTING but can demonstrate various ways of “sitting” (conventional examples: chair, stool, bench, lounge, ottoman, drafting stool.......)

6. It is possible to return the object in its original state, however, you need to be comfortable with the possibility that it may be rendered useless after this study.

^Note: If you wish to choose a type of seating device that you do not wish to bring to studio please let me know and we can discuss.

Suggested locations:
Salvation Army
American Council of the Blind / 1508 34th St., Lubbock, TX 79411 / (806) 762-1453
Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store / 1301 Buddy Holly Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401 / (806) 763-7229
Assorted Thrift Stores
Junk Yards
Try it all...

Step TWO: Active Trace

Each student is to download the FREE SOFTWARE called IO Graphica IO Graphica

This software is to be TURNED ON during the entirety of this tracing phase. However, be extremely mindful of when this is program is on and when it is paused -- meaning only keep it on when you are ACTIVELY DRAWING! This can include computer activities or edits in Photoshop, Internet research, AutoCAD drawing etc -- MAKE GOOD CHOICES. (You should pause the program if you take a break from drawing or leave your computer).

Step THREE: Static Trace

Position your seating device in a location that allows you to photograph it in perfect elevation. Think about where your camera is in relation to the device and try to be as square as possible. While you are encouraged to take many photographs, choose one successful SIDE ELEVATION and one successful FRONT ELEVATION to move forward with.

Once you have photographed your seating device in front and side elevation, take these images into AutoCAD (properly scaled 1:1) and begin to trace them. Each drawing should include all scales of detail and be able to demonstrate the seating device in its entirety if the image were to be turned off.

_Required Layers:

0 Image take a flat elevation image (centered) of your seating device using a NEUTRAL BACKGROUND. (very back layer, may choose to employ opacity)

1 Construction Lines (to fill entire sheet of paper) Use these as one would use regulating lines -- to determine proportion, distance, depth, material thickness, overall structure -- USE THESE TO CONSTRUCT YOUR DRAWINGS.

2 Dimensions (should be in line with one another) every aspect of your object has a dimension, show it!

3 Notations identify each part via text (no larger than 10pt). Notate everything, even if you have to make up words to describe the piece.

4 Structure Identify the structure of the device, how is it supporting the device? Constructing it? Forming it? What is it’s role in the SYSTEM?

5 Connection How is your seating device connected? How does this influence the system?

6 Operation (if applicable) Using dashed lines, indicate how your object operates (pivots, turns, folds, etc.)

Deliverables Due Wednesday:

_IO Graph Drawings @ 6 increments of time printed in BW on a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper

_One (1) Front Elevation Drawing of SEATING DEVICE Device should be centered on 11x17 piece of paper.

_One (1) Side Elevation Drawing of SEATING DEVICE Device should be centered on 11x17 piece of paper

Please note that these drawings should be of presentation quality and thus been POST PRODUCED in Illustrator. Make good decisions about line weights, line types, and opacity of the original image. Do you use black lines or white lines?

_Reading: Peter Eisenman: Diagram, An Original Scene of Writing - pg 93-103 You are to have two (2) sketches in your sketchbook that respond to the reading. These will be used to generate a discussion about the reading on Wednesday.

00 // INTRO Monday, Aug 25

Welcome to the GLASSELL WIKI PAGE! The studio will use this page for "project assignment streaming" -- students should check here EACH DAY for updates, deliverables, and due dates.

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Lebbeus Woods, The Wall Game via Mats Loves It