Instructor: Mari Michael Glassell

Architecture Design Studio III




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Phase 01

Phase 02

Phase 03





Diagnostic Testing Phase 01 Review Phase 02 Site Visit


Atlas of Novel Tectonics, Reiser + Umemoto


MATS Loves it

Drawing Architecture

Things Organized Neatly

Pointless Diagrams

Bus Journey



Architecture Videos

The Architect's Newspaper

Design Observer

Failed Architecture

Patricia Alvarado
Shayla Baysinger
Karam El-Hallaq
Sergio Elizondo
Alex Griffin
Travis Martin
Kirsten Murillo
Stephanie Nevarez
Hannaphen Park
Humberto Ramirez
Sergio Salazar
Mei Starns
Rodolfo Sigala
Itzel Villafranca



I encourage you to laser cut as soon as possible, as well as make a list of those parts that you intend (or could) hand cut. This model does not have to match the plan development.


02_Model should show thickness and thinness of: ROOF/CEILING, EXTERIOR WALLS, INTERIOR WALLS, OPEN/CLOSED (no plexi required)

03_DO NOT include printed floor plan in model

04_Demonstrate INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR level changes

05_Field to be painted matching white of site model

06_Device to be painted solid color (MAY BE MADE OF MUSEUM BOARD, CHIPBOARD, ETC.)

07_Clear Film of images to be printed and secured to model in EVENT SPACES ONLY.

08_ROOF/CELING to be removable

09_Interior detail limited to spatial organization -- YOU DO NOT NEED COUNTERS FOR EXAMPLE.

10_All APERTURES AND OPENINGS should be visible and demonstrate the correct thickness/proportions (both HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL)


Order of presentations and locations within gallery space TBD.

FINAL STRETCH // Friday, April 25

Please make sure you are being CONSISTENT WITH YOUR DEVELOPMENT AND UPDATES. I promise, everything can always be improved. Listed below are the final deliverables expected as the completion of Phase 03. Use this week wisely! Time your laser cutting! You got this!



FINAL DELIVERABLES Due Thursday, May 02 11:59 PM.

_BIG IDEA STRIP Including Parti Diagram, Title, Big Idea, and Narrative (template provided)

_FINAL MODEL @ 1/8" (Note model should fit perfectly in site model, please take time to measure this before painting)

_FINAL SECTION DRAWDELS Five (5) completed sections @ 1/8" drawled (min field = 1", max depth of total = 8") All sections should be the same length.

_FINAL PERSPECTIVES Three (3) @ 11x17

_FINAL BUILDING PLAN @ 1/8" (Please make sure all layers ever listed are present)



_FINAL 3-5 FILM Will project on wall during review

_FINAL IMAGE STRIPS @ 4" Strips with thirty (30) images illustrating TESTS OF SIX DIFFERENT DEVICES/MODELS (including Final Model)

_SITING MODEL SERIES Three (3) 1/16" Siting Models (museum board/cardboard) One (1) Siting Drawdel (field + device)

_03B_HYBRID DIAGRAM @ 1/16" Include three (3) clear film program studies overlaid

_03B_MAPPINGS Four (4) Mapping Studies @ 11x17


_03N_TAPE MODEL @ 1/8" Study model of device only

_STUDY TAPE MODELS Any additional study models necessary

_PHASE 01 FINAL DEVICE Paired with Final POUR Strip

_PHASE 01 HYBRID DIAGRAM Including six (6) sequence drawdels

_PHASE 01 OPTIONAL Anything you feel is necessary from Phase 01

I will be able to open the gallery Wednesday and Thursday night to start pinning up -- depending on your progress. All deliverables are due Thursday, May 01 at 11:59PM.

PHASE 03N // PERSPECTIVE + UPDATES!!! Friday, April 18

Please be sure to take time with this step, especially given the holiday break. This is the time to really nail down your orthographic drawings to prepare for our week of final production. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OVER THE BREAK, DO NOT HESITATE TO EMAIL ME.


/ 03N PERSPECTIVES Develop three (3) perspectives of your project, either interior or exterior. All of them must demonstrate how your project is PERFORMING THROUGH PROJECTION. These are not to be "renderings" but perspectives, which illustrate the essence, experience, and sequential nature of your project. These are to be thought of as story boards and thus be presented as if I'm moving through your spaces sequentially. Make good choices on your shots!!!!!

Look towards Drawing Architecture, and architecture firms such as LTL Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro for ideas and inspiration.

Each perspective should be formatted and printed on a single 11x17 sheet of paper -- landscape (horizontal) format.


_Same graphic language on each of the perspectives

_White or color strip "sky"

_Must include a black and white context panoramic (either your own from the mapping phase or that of your colleagues)

_Must include scale figures (either image or blocked out)

_May not be "framed" in the 11x17

_Should illustrate intention and control with white space -- both in the background and foreground

_Every surface should NOT be materialized, think about what you want each perspective to focus on

_Encourage Mixed-Media (ie. CAD linework, hand drafting, image collage, color pop, etc.)

Mari Michael Glassell, Auburn University

/ 03N TAPE MODEL @ 1/8" = 1'-0" Develop a tape model of the device only. This should include a refinement of massing, thick and thin wall types, and theater/viewing spaces. You MUST TEST THESE WITH A PROJECTOR and print an image strip that includes five (5) images.

/ UPDATED BUILDING PLAN (Round 3) @ 1/8" = 1'-0" MAKE SURE ALL LAYERS EVER LISTED ARE PRESENT IN YOUR DRAWING. Please note the specific areas your plan needs attention -- as discussed in class. Hone in on the micro-changes needed to really refine your project.

Added layers:

_Dashed lines indicating furr downs, ceiling changes, ceiling facets, ceiling openings.

_Construction Lines!!!!

/ UPDATED SECTIONS (Round 3) @ 1/8" = 1'-0" Take this time to REALLY DEVELOP IN SECTION. Where can you being to open the ceiling to allow registration of poche? Where can you being to furr down the ceiling? Design through section!

_Five Sections total - at least 1 longitudinal

_Must include contextual buildings (4th street, welding building, abandoned building, avenue J)

_ADD IMAGE OF PROJECTION NOW (can be black and white) -- please make sure and stretch, skew, or crop the image to match what would happen in real life.



Update your initial Axo Series (Phase 03J) to match your current project. Remember, each diagram should tell something new about your story while simultaneously demonstrating your design process and intent. These are a series of explanations! Like a story board!!!

Axo Series List:

01_Existing Site

02_Field Condition


04_Mass / Device

05_Interior and Exterior

06_Event Space

/ DIGITIZED PARTI Make sure and digitize your parti diagram -- printed on single 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.

/ SITE MODEL FINALE Make sure all of the site model is painted (appropriate number of coats), glued, and ready. The welding building may remain free.


Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!!

PHASE 03M // MASS + DEVELOP!!! Wednesday, April 16

Develop Develop Develop!!!!! Please make sure that all updated drawings are printed with your current line weights, line types, color, poche, scale figures and ALL LAYERS EVER LISTED so that I may understand the full project and its graphic legibility before leaving for Easter break.


/ 03M MASSING MODEL @ 1/16" = 1'-0" This is to be part of your 03H Siting Model Series and thus should be made of museum board and cardboard. These are to be refined massing models, NOT TAPE MODELS.

/ UPDATED BUILDING PLAN (Round 2) @ 1/8" = 1'-0"

Added layers:

_Specific Notations (meaning chisel down to "martini bar" or "newspaper stand" or "waiting area")

_Projector Location / Projected Surface / Dashed line for Projection Source

_Door Tags or Types (listed in key)

_Update Wall Tags to match Shayla's approach -- using number/letter, concept, and depth all on one notation

_Tuck your chairs in

_Remember toilets must be 18" from a wall, do not center in space as a default.

_Glassell Ramp Notation (will be emailed)


/ UPDATED SECTIONS (Round 2) @ 1/8" = 1'-0"

_Five Sections total - at least 1 longitudinal

_Must include contextual buildings (4th street, welding building, abandoned building, avenue J)

_ADD IMAGE OF PROJECTION NOW (can be black and white) -- please make sure and stretch, skew, or crop the image to match what would happen in real life.

/ UPDATED PARTI (Round 2) Print a digital version of your parti logo on 8.5x11

/ UPDATED TITLE AND BIG IDEA Include title, words, and updated narrative on 8.5x11 piece of paper.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!!

DEVELOP + UPDATE!!!!! Monday, April 14

Use this time to make changes discussed in class -- dig deep, develop, iterate!!!!! Take this time to make a HUGE LEAP into refinement. I expect MASSIVE EDITS!

Inspriation Precedent: Check out the LA Museum of the Holocaust by Belzberg Architects AND Danish National Maritime Museum by BIG.

Please MAKE SURE that all previous layers listed are present in your drawings!!!


/ UPDATED SECTIONS @ 1/8" = 1'-0"

Added layers:

_Check you ADA ramps, routes, and bathrooms (60" diameter dashed circle)

_Wall Tags (including key that indicates depth of wall and concept)

_Entry Doors (pivot, slide, or garage only at this point -- only allowed at ENTRY)

_Entry Threshold

_Railings (for stairs and ramps)

_Elevation Tags (also including finished floor)

_Full notations (labels, ramps, etc.)

_Check sizing of spaces (key or labels)

/ UPDATED SECTIONS @ 1/8" = 10"

_Five Sections total - at least 1 longitudinal

_Must include contextual buildings (4th street, welding building, abandoned building, avenue J)

_You do not have to include image at this time


/ PARTI either digital or trash paper - this is the LOGO for your project

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!!


The time has come! We are now ready to really dig deep into our plans and sections and start developing these into usable and meaningful SEQUENCES OF SPATIAL PERFORMANCE. We are now ready to begin designing the micro-performances by focusing on the operational aspects of your project. Use your list to prioritize and construct your edits in the computer. Be mindful not to "stuff the sausage" or "add tumors" but to carve our of your poche, shape and mold space with program, develop an interior logic and qualitative understanding of your spaces.


/ 03L PARTI ICON Using your parti iterations, develop a single REDUCTIVE parti diagram that can be come an ICON to represent your project. This should be pretend on a single 8.5x11. Basic lines, planes, volumes, and arrows only.

/ 03L PLAN DEVELOPMENT Now is the time to focus on five MICRO-PERFORMANCE areas for refinement in your plans: Bathrooms, Kitchens/Bars, Sitting, Moving, and Wall Type. Please make sure to include ALL PREVIOUS LAYERS assigned in addition to the areas/layers listed below. All plans must be 1/8" = 1'-0" Scale and include topography lines, surrounding building context, and north arrow/scale.

Please be sure to continue to evaluate OPEN vs. CLOSED and THICK vs. THIN. How does one begin to register the thickness of walls? DO NOT PUNCH OPENINGS, BUT DESIGN OPENINGS THROUGH CLOSED AREAS.

01 Bathrooms We will now begin to refine the interior logic of each bathroom. Remember that NO CONVENTIONAL COPY AND PASTE bathroom are allowed. Each of you must allow your BIG IDEA to form a position about how bathrooms should be organized, integrated, and participatory in your scheme. DO NOT JUST STUFF THESE IN. Please look towards ADA Guidelines to successfully execute to code.

_Bathrooms may be divided into four (4) single pods, share sinks, share access, are all unisex

_Add toilets, including one ADA compliant toilet (must include lavatory)

_Add lavatories (sinks) -- may be stand alone or include vanity (22")

_Add Doors to toilet stalls ONLY (be creative with out you access and enter the bathroom areas)

Please use this time to challenge how your bathrooms add to your spatial and conceptual goals. Research unique bathroom conditions such as The Rural Studio Bathrooms, EL MERCAO RESTAURANT by VAILLO + IRIGARAY ESTUDIO, or LTL Tourbus Hotel Rooms.

02 Cafe/Kitchens Think about how the bar, seating, and space work together. Do not just attache bars, but more so carve out of you poche or centralize these conditions. They should be thought of as events in their own right.

_Add bar tops (24" min) + bar stools

_Add seating (be it fixed, designed, or flexible)

_Add open or closed Kitchens

_Are there islands? Prep spaces? Pass-throughs?

_How do we get food from kitchen to people?

03 Sitting Each of you have taken a position about how each event space is experienced. Now is the time to add that detail to the plan.

_Add seating (fixed, designed, or flexible)

_Areas to stand

_Dashed lines to suggest ceiling dropping or raining above?

_Areas to lay down

_Show how topography lines begging to address seating

04 Moving At this point all of you must have conditioned space. This means you all must have a point of entry and exit -- interior to exterior. Where does this go? How large is your threshold? How can this move allow your poche to be registered? No doors yet, just threshold lines.

_Main entry

_Back entry (secondary)

_Cafe entry

_Ramps notated

_Stairs handrails

05 Wall Types Use your current poche to design how each wall suggests the relationship of divide and field. You may have as many wall types as necessary, but these should be narrowed down in terms of retention, concept, interior, exterior, etc. THIS DOES NOT MEAN CHANGE THE THICKNESS, MERELY VALIDATE IT.

_This is a list but should include small graphic Wall Tags at each wall

/ 03L LONGITUDINAL SECTION(S) Develop two (2) new sections at 1/8" = 1'-0" scale.

_One Longitudinal Section (including surrounding building context)

_One Optional (either long or transverse) Section (including surrounding building context)

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Monday morning!!!!

DIGESTION // Wednesday, April 09

Please take time with these next steps, as this should be the moment of EPIPHANY, DEVELOPMENT, AND ITERATION. Each of the following tasks should help you digest your Mid-Project Review in a way that helps propel your project into a successful and productive three weeks. BE BOLD.



/ LIST Create a list that assesses the main issues or problems to address that were noted in your review. This should include general things like programming organization, carving or mitigating the poche, open versus close, field versus device, as well as specific things that include ways in which you should push your projection locations, framing, big idea, etc. USE THIS LIST FOR THE NEXT STEPS:

/ PARTI Develop three (3) Parti Diagrams that "dumb down" your scheme.

A Parti or Parti pris comes from the French Prendre parti meaning "to make a decision". Often referred to as the big idea, it is the chief organizing thought or decision behind an architect's design presented in the form of a basic diagram and / or a simple statement.

These should demonstrate the main drivers (conceptual + spatial) within in your project. Each of the three are intended to be ITERATIONS. Look towards firms like MVRDV or BIG to gather ideas.

/ SPECIAL Using analogue methods (no computer) develop two (2) special drawings, models, or drawdels that help push your design, develop, or refine. Drawings or models should be a 1/8" scale, unless otherwise discussed individually.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!!


Please note that the pin-up template and locations are listed on the WHITE BOARD IN STUDIO. The first three (3) of each group will present in the studio space.


/ Group A

01 Phen, 02 Salazar, 03 Mei, 04 Humberto, 05 Karam, 06 Kirsten, 07 Monet

Group B_

01 Elizondo, 02 Alex, 03 Travis, 04 Shayla, 05 Rodolfo, 06 Itzel


Please take time to look thoroughly and critically at the EYE Film Institute -- notice how simple diagramming techniques can really begin to demonstrate your process, big idea, and intent. These should be translated into your AXO Series. Also notice how the POCHE REALLY MATTERS IN PLAN AND SECTION. Use the next two days to push your project graphically, be bold, be aggressive, be concise.

NOTE: Pin-Up Template, Review Schedule, and Location for Mid-Project Review will be listed tomorrow, Tuesday, April 08.


Phase 03 Mid-Project Deliverables:

03K_One (1) Mid-Project Model @ 1/8" Scale (do not paint, may be museum board and cardboard)



03J_Axo Series - Six (6) Series Axo printed horizontally on a 6" Strip, each labeled

03F_Three (3) Building Sections + Existing Context Buildings (welding building to fourth street) @ 1/8" Scale

03H_Two (2) Siting Models @ 1/16" Scale

03H_Three (3) Moment Models @ 1/8"

03H_Narrative, Title, and BIG IDEA printed on a single 8.5x11 (landscape format)

03F_Three (3) Siting Diagrams on Clear Film (hung with T-Pins)

03F_One (1) Refined Drawdel

03E_Three (3) Program Diagrams

03E/03G_Two (2) Tape Models

03B_One (1) Hybrid Map @ 1/16" Scale

03B_Four (4) Site Maps (Data, Frequency, Atmosphere, Collection) Printed on 11x17

_Three (3) In Class Field Drawdels

_Image Strips - Include five (5) images from Device 01, Device 02, Moment Models, and Mid-Project Model

_Trash Paper Plans, Event Parti, All process work hung together with single binder clip

Phase 02 Mid-Project Deliverables:

02E_Three (3) Sequence Section Models

Phase 01 Mid-Project Deliverables:

01H_Final Orthographic Drawings with Clear Film Diagrams

01G_Special Drawing

01C_Hybrid Diagram + Strip Drawdels

_Final Device Model + Final Test Strip

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!!

PHASE 03K // MIDTERM MODEL Friday, April 04

After working through the plan and section edits + internal development, develop a 1/8"=1-0" refined model that FITS IN THE SITE MODEL. This will be used for your mid-review.


/ 03K Midterm Model @ 1/8"=1'-0" includes new field condition and fits entirely into plug of site model.

Please have all updated plans, sections, axons, and big idea printed and ready for discussion.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Monday morning!!!!

SITE MODEL / DUE Monday, April 07

You may work on the Site Model during class tomorrow if you are part of the assembling team or finishing team. HOWEVER, you must make sure that you make time (AND MAKE A LIST) FOR DESK CRITS TOMORROW. THIS IS MANDATORY!!!!!

PHASE 03I + 03J // PLANS + AXONS Wednesday, Apr 02

After yesterday's discussion, you should all have BIG IDEAS ABOUT THE MASSIVE EDITS UPON YOU. This is the time to get as much down as possible to allow Cade and Jigga to be productive in helping you refine space. We are moving to medium sized gloves now. Remember to also test and be CONSCIOUS OF LINE WEIGHTS, LINE TYPES, AND POCHE.


/ QUESTION Prepare a question to help guide your desk crit with Jigga or Cade.

/ 03I PLAN EDITS Develop your plans using Medium-Small gloves, adding the layers listed below. Make sure and take this time to assess interior square footage, conceptual goals about circulation, and how the building meets the site edge. Friday you should have BOTH BUILDING PLAN (1/8"=1'-0") AND SITE PLAN (1/16"=1'-0") ready to discuss.

Adding layers (in addition to previous layers listed for Task 03I Plans)

To Building Plan:

00_More Construction Lines (lightest)

01_Scale People

02_Context: Welding Building / 4th Street Edge / Light Poles

03_Elevation Tags (9pt)

04_Program Key (number space) OR Program Labels (in space) with Square Footage (8-9 pt)

05_Projection Location (if on vertical service, graphic indicator; if horizontal, use image)

06_Projection Source using dash lines (where is the projector located?)



To Site Plan:

00_More site and topi lines

01_Context: All surrounding buildings (including LHUCA) and Marsha Sharp

02_Building Shadows

To BOTH Plans:


01_North Arrow

03_Drawing Label

/03J AXO SERIES As we are focusing on relating architecture and film in terms of sequence, series, and performance, it is time to illustrate your work thus far in such a manner. You are to develop six (6) axonometric drawings that fit two (2) to a single 11x17 sheet. Each diagram should tell something new about your story while simultaneously demonstrating your design process and intent.

Precedent Diagrams: BIG Architects, Vilhelmsro Primary School and Mountain Dwelling. Feel free to look over more of their work, as BIG utilizes the diagram to understand and demonstrate their BIG IDEAS.

Think carefully about these before beginning. Think about how best to use COLOR, ARROWS, PLANES.

Axo Series List:

01_Existing Site

02_Field Condition


04_Mass / Device

05_Interior and Exterior

06_Event Space

/ 03F SITING SECTION UPDATES Continue to UPDATE AND REFINE the three (3) transverse sections you have already developed. Making sure that each layer assigned previously is illustrated in a clear and concise manner in addition to adding the following layers:

00_Contextual Buildings: Welding Building / 4th Street / Power Poles

01_Add Height (elevation) tags (or light lines) on the left side of the paper (pull through like construction lines) that indicate the heights of all surrounding buildings, Marsha Sharp, etc. AND the lowest contextual points such as 4th street. These should be the same on every section. These are intended to help you mitigate the existing conditions with your building heights and depts.

02_More refined Grade lines

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!! Please be pinned up totally on each of your panels.

PHASE 03I // PLANS Monday, Mar 31

As we move in to plans, PLEASE BE SURE TO BE MINDFUL, INTENTIONAL, AND ON TASK! We are moving quickly through your design process and it is important that you trust your decisions making process so that you may easily move to the next phases.

Use this next task to experiment graphically. Surf through Drawing Architecture to see a variety of post production work for sections and plans. How do you want to use your color? What type of color do you want to use to poche your device? Your field? Both? This is the time to test graphics so that we have time to develop your own agenda.


/ 03H REFINING CATCH UP! Please be completely caught up for Wednesday, as this is the last time I will be able to critique your work before I return.

/ 03 IMAGE STRIPS Be sure a print the fifteen (15) images strips taken of device 01, device 02, and your moment models. Each strip is five (5) images.

/ 03I PLANS Now is the time to translate your program diagrams into more refined ideas of plan organization, spatial poche, circulation, and site integration. Develop two (2) plans NOTE SCALE OF EACH PLAN IS DIFFERENT -- these can be tiled for now if necessary.

00_Trash Paper Sketches Four (4) 1/8"=1'-0" sketches of Plan Development

01_Building Plan 1/8"=1'-0" Make good choices on your cut area. Remember that plans are just horizontal sections cut between 3' and 4' off the finish floor. As most of you have multiple levels integrated in your project, it's important to cut this plan in a way that tells your story, your big idea, the integrity of your spaces, in the most clear and effective manner. THICK AND THIN!!!!!!!!

Each plan should include a "TIME ZONE" map that indicates the six (6) sequence lines (eventual transverse sections) that you are focusing on within your project. These lines should start at the top of the page and decency through the entire sheet, slicing through the actual cut lines before straightening out. Look up ways in which Time Zones are illustrated. These are how we begin to tie architecture sections and cinematographic story boards together -- as our transverse sections tell the story of the sequence of spaces, events, and enclosure.


01 Construction Lines

02 Above / Below

03 Program Labels + SF (9 pt font)

04 Thick/Think POCHE! Be bold!!!!

05 Interior and Exterior

06 Ramps / Stairs

07 Projection Screen locations (use image if projected onto a horizontal surface)

08 Field Cut Lines + Poche

09 Topo Lines / Field Lines

10 Time Zone Labels (as distances)

02_Site Plan 1/16"-1'-0" This is treated as an aerial, but should be utilized in our case to demonstrate the occupiable locations of your field + device relationship. Be clear to draw site lines, topo lines, and roof lines.


''01 Construction Lines

02 Topo Lines / Field Lines

03 Roof Facets

04 Ramps / Stairs

05 Projection Screen locations (use image if projected onto a horizontal surface)

06 Big Idea siting lines (how did you position your device where you did?)

07 Time Zone Labels (as distances)

08 Include Full site context (ie. Martha Sharp, Adjacent Buildings, etc.)

/ 03F SITING SECTION EDITS Continue to refine the three (3) transverse sections you have already developed. Making sure that each layer assigned previously is illustrated in a clear and concise manner.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!! Please be pinned up totally on each of your panels.


Measure + Draw / Alex, Monet, Patricia, Shayla

Financial + Acquistiion / Rodolfo, Travis

Assemble / Phen, Mei, Karam, Humberto, Itzel

Sand + Paint / Elizondo, Salazar, Kirsten

We should aim to be cutting on Monday -- Final Model due Friday, April 04, 2014 at end of Studio.

PHASE 03H // REFINING Friday, Mar 28

As we move forward, be sure an pay attention to the steps I assign -- each is intended to inform the other. Additionally, I now want you all to be thinking about SEQUENCE OF SPACE AS STORY BOARD. We will utilize "time stamp" notations on all drawings from now on, noting distance traversed rather than speed assessed.


/ 03H SITING MODELS At 1/16" = 1'-0" develop two (2) iterative "siting models" out of MUSEUM BOARD AND CARDBOARD

These should be SUPER REFINED versions of your site drawdel. Take time and care both with craft and positioning -- how do site and device come together?

Add small tick marks for six (6) sequence lines (including original three (3) sections) along one edge of the site model -- in pencil.

/ 03H MOMENT MODELS At 1/8"=1'-0" further refine EACH OF YOUR EVENT SPACES. Think about what spatial operations you are using to FRAME YOUR SPECIFIC FILM. In what ways are you investigating LANDSCAPE WITH YOUR SPECIFIC FILM? And how is the third event space PERFORMING THE SPECIFIC FILM? Deliverable; three (3) moment models, one of each event space.

/ 03F SITING SECTIONS EDITS While these are our base sections, it is important to establish refinement and DENSITY NOW! Modify your sections to coincide with the development of 03H Models -- makes more refined changes about thickness and thinness, event, program, and site. ALL THE FOLLOWING LAYERS SHOULD BE INCLUDING IN EACH SECTION:

00_Construction Lines

01_Information Behind (both interior and exterior)


03_Wall Cut Lines

04_Grade Line

05_Scale People

06_Label as "TIME STAMP" or "DISTANCE STAMP" -- ie. Section 10'0" or Section 20'3" indicating how far into the project this section was taken.

07_Film Image skewed and opacitisized

Not allowed at this point:


02_More thant 10% of original grade

03_Windows or Doors

Note all sections SHOULD FACE THE SAME DIRECTION unless otherwise discussed on Friday.

/ 03H NARRATIVE AND TITLE All students should title their project, similar to how movies are titled. Print this on separate piece of paper to hang on your wall. Additionally, write a three (3) paragraph narrative about Film + Device + Site. This is the first draft of this assignment, so may be stream of consciousness. BE CREATIVE!

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Monday morning!!!! Please be pinned up totally on each of your panels.

PHASE 03F & 03G // SITING & PROJECTION Wednesday, Mar 26

Now that we have established programmatic relationships within our initial diagrams, it is time to let our field conditions and site context modify our devices. Be mindful of how you modify both the device and the program organization, make good choices and be intentional!


/ 03E PROGRAMMING DIAGRAM EDITS Be sure to make changes now to each of the three (3) diagrams to help you move forward.

/ 03F SITING DIAGRAMS Choose either one (1) program diagram or a hybrid of multiple program diagrams to use as your "Base Program Diagram. This base diagram will be used as the departure point for the following siting diagrams. Each diagram should be done over the 1/16" = 1'-0" site diagrams you have developed and be printed on single sheets of CLEAR FILM. Be sure that each of the layers (Event, Operation, Transition, Circulation, and Profile Lines) are on EACH OF THE FOLLOWING DIAGRAMS.

01_Place Place your "Base Program Diagram on the site in accordance with you big idea.

02_Access Modify your "Base Program Diagram" in terms of site access -- both from 5th street and Avenue J, as well as from LHUCA. Think about entry and exit, circulation through the site and through your device. Be sure to MODIFY.

03_Field Conditions Modify your Access Diagram to address your proposed field conditions (site drawdels). Make sure that there is a change in all the layers.

Each clear film diagram should be hung over the drawdel on the wall using T-PINS OR INSECT PINS. They should overlap one another.

/ 03F SITING SECTIONS Study the clear film diagrams as they relate to the drawdel below. How does it begin to interact with the field condition? How does it begin to MODIFY THE FIELD CONDITION. After rigorous sketches, tests, and trash paper sketches, develop three (3) transverse SECTIONS that run through each of your EVENT SPACES. Each section should include the following layers:

00_Construction Lines

01_New Ground Line / Grade (how does your device and your field work together)

02_Thick/Think Poche (how does your device sit in the ground? How doe the walls begin to develop interior and exterior space?)

03_Film Image" (as it would be seen in the section, remember our exercise today)

/ 03F DRAWDEL Develop a 1/16" = 1'-0" drawdel that includes both your device and your field condition. To start, you may want to print your most successful SITING DIAGRAM and drawdel from that source.

/ 03G IMAGE STRIP Compile a single strip of five (5) images from your live testing. These images should become a resource for both you and others to see how your device is performing with the material of projection.

/ 03G ITERATIVE TAPE MODEL Do this last, as the above studies will guide your modifications. Develop a 1/8"=1'-0" tape model of your new device. Including interior spaces that CAN BE TESTED ON FRIDAY.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!! Please be pinned up totally on each of your panels.


In terms of Phase 03, we will be studying the links between film and architecture -- specifically the assessment, comparison, and investigation of SPATIAL SEQUENCE AND CINEMATIC SEQUENCE.

Whereas Cinematography (from Greek: κίνημα, kinema "movements" and γράφειν, graphein "to record") is the RECORD OF MOVEMENT, we will begin to look at how the PERFORMANCE OF ARCHITECTURE can be a REGISTRATION OF MOVEMENT.

Remember that PROGRAMMING is not to be an exercise of STUFFING THE DEVICE but of MODIFYING THE DEVICE through the understanding of spatial development and programmatic performance. Use this time to develop programmatic relationships that correspond to the spatial devices (i.e.. compression, tension, extensions) you have already developed since Phase 01.

Keep in mind, the program for Phase 01 = Glue, Soap, Ink, Phase 02 = People, Phase 03 = Film. All of these programs should be thought of as iterations of one another that all deal with MATERIAL FORCE in different ways. Don't go backwards, MOVE FORWARDS.


/ 03C SKETCHBOOK DIAGRAMS Scan the three (3) diagram spreads you did over spring break which relate to each of the three (3) film choices. Be sure and include and CENTER the ENTIRE SKETCHBOOK in the scan. Print each one on a single 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

/ 03D SIZING & SCALING Draw a profile line around your latest device (from Phase 02 or Phase 01 depending) and gather the actual AREA of the device at 1:1. If it is above 9000 SF (requirement for TOTAL interior and exterior square footage of Phase 03), use this time to merely scale your device to be closer to the requirement. This does not have to be exact, but should be relatively close. THIS IS YOUR BASE PLAN FOR THE FOLLOWING DIAGRAMS.

/ 03D TRASH DIAGRAMS Using the SCALED PLAN from above, develop the following four (4) diagrams (at least) on trash paper. This should be thought of as your design process -- use this time to develop and MODIFY YOUR DEVICE QUICKLY AND PURPOSEFULLY. Diagrams are to be drawn at 1/16" = 1'-0" scale.

01_Digestive Diagram Diagram your Phase 02 Big Idea, highlighting areas of your three words (ie. compression, dispersion, extension).

02_Interior versus Exetrior Diagram areas within your device that may become interior or exterior spaces -- enclose versus open.

03_Event Diagram three (3) areas within your device that want to become event spaces. Think about how you assess this -- do areas of collection want to be event space? Areas of compression? Areas of tension? DO NOT LET THIS BE ARBITRARY.

04_Circulation Diagram three (3) circulation paths within your device: A patron, a tourist, and a homeless wanderer.

/ 03D EVENT PARTI Focusing on your recent WES ANDERSON FILM CHOICE develop three parti diagrams on TRASH PAPER that show how your existing spatial devices can exhibit the following types of cinematographic techniques:



03_Your Choice (Big idea?)

See Digital Art Museum Design Process for examples. Parti drawings do not need to be to scale but should illustrate spatial techniques for exhibiting three (3) image stills from your movie. Please bring these on a thumb drive for testing.

/ 03E PROGRAMMING Using illustrator and AutoCAD, develop three (3) iterative programmatic diagrams that assess the proximity, adjacency, overlap, or segregation (etc.) of the major program elements. While these do not need to be EXACT SQUARE FOOTAGE CALCULATIONS they should demonstrate the proportionally relationship of each type of program listed on your project statement.

At 1/16" = 1'0 include the layers listed below on each diagram, printed on individual 11x17 sheets of paper.

00_Profile Lines (black solid line indicating interior and exterior space - should be modified from your trash paper diagrams)

01_Event Space (color plane, darkest opacity)

02_Operation Space (color plane, medium opacity)

03_Transition Space (color plane, lightest opacity)

04_Circulation (color dashed line)

ON EACH DIAGRAM, Include A PROGRAM SCALE similar to one the Program Diagram used by OMA for the Seattle Public Library. Be sure to include all programs listed.

/ 03E TAPE MODEL Develop a tape model, at 1/18" = 1'-0" of the modifications you have developed in the above tasks. This tape model will be used to test the projected image on Wednesday, so be sure to include the event spaces + spatial devices (event parti diagrams) that you are intending to investigate further.

/ 03E BIG IDEA Five (5) sentences that describe your big idea for Site + Film Choice + Device

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!! Please be pinned up totally on each of your panels.


TEAM ZISSOU: Karam, Patricia, Shayla, Rodolfo

TEAM DARJEELING: Elizondo, Alex, Monet, Kirsten, Phen, Mei, Salazar

TEAM RUSHMORE: Travis, Itzel, Humberto

PHASE 03B // MAPPING EDITS Wednesday, Mar 12

MASSIVE EDITS are expected on each of your maps for Friday's discussion. As we will use these as base maps for the entire project, make sure and demonstrate DENSITY OF INFORMATION and GRAPHIC CLARITY so that they may be more effectively utilized in terms of SITE, PROGRAM, AND STRUCTURE.


/ 03B MAPS Print the four (4) maps: DATA, FREQUENCY, ATMOSPHERE, AND COLLECTION so that they EACH FIT on a single 11x17 piece of paper.

/ 03B HYBRID MAP Hybrid map should add a layer of SEQUENCE LINES that begin to illustrate rhythm, direction, arrival, and speeds within your site analysis.

_Print @ 1/16" = 1'-0" scale, pinned up on the wall for Friday.

_Print additional copies, OR PIECES, as we will do charrette DRAWDELING on Friday during class. Also have all drawdel materials, ie. museum board, mat board, foam core, card stock, ready for Friday's charrette.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!! Please be pinned up and ready for discussion in our studio. Phase 02 should be stored.


It is time to SYNTHESIZE your data collection from the site via integrated mapping methods. All maps should start to suggest a larger network that is happening in and around the site. Establishing these relationships will help you orient, position, and assess how your devices should engage wit SITE, PLACE, AND PROGRAM.

All maps should include the following @ 1/16" = 1'0"

01 NETWORK Area of study (meaning you should show relationships but not an aerial image)

_North edge: Marsha Sharp

_East edge: Texas Avenue

_West edge: Avenue L

_South edge: 7th Street

02 SITE (aerial image)

_Immediate block of site

03 PANORAMIC At least one panoramic integrated into each map

04 TIME Indicate data collected from both days

Refer to images of James Corner's Taking Measures Across the American Landscape. How can the panoramic be integrated to give new information, new relationships? The panoramic may be scaled, chopped, opacity, layered, blurred, etc…


/ 03B MAPPINGS Five (5) maps, including one hybrid. Each map should have at least 10 layers, either prescribed by me or ones your team assessed during data collection. These may be printed on tiles -- though we will edit, I expect each map to illustrate DENSITY about the relationships around the site. We will drawdel these next, so make sure you are ready to take on that next SYNTHESIZED STEP in the process of creating your new field condition.

MAKE SURE AND DEFINE WHAT YOUR BIG IDEA FOR EACH MAP IS, MEANING DEFINE "FREQUENCY" AS IT APPLIES TO YOUR SPECIFIC FINDINGS. Listed below are the required layers, you must decided on your own how you filter in your own layers of information.

01 DATA (TRACING) - May use lines, notations (9pt font or less), or planes

1 Infrastructure, 2 Surrounding Buildings, 3 Edge, 4 Trees/Vegetation, 5 Objects, 6 Heights, 7 Surface Articulation, 8 Written Notations


1 Your Circulation, 2 FFAT Circulation, 3 Arrival Points, 4 Car Circulation, 5 Trolley Circulation, 6 Movement


1 Points of Rest, 2 Public Space, 3 Private Space, 4 Clusters


1 Sun/Shade, 2 Noise, 3 Program (webs), 4 Axis of Direction


Turn all layers on. We will discuss how to prioritize during class on Wednesday.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!!

PHASE 02 Documentation should be COMPLETELY UPLOADED by midnight, Saturday, March 08. Failure to upload will result in a five (5) point deduction from your project grade.


The start of the next phase will focus on notions of TIME, PLACE, AND ACTIVITY. How does one begin to MAP TIME? How does one use CONSTANT AND VARIABLES to illustrate ACTIVITY? How does one use CONCEPTUAL FOCUS to demonstrate PLACE?

MAP, FILM, AND IMAGE As a pair, be sure to not only delegate tasks, but work together to ensure a collective understanding of the site via different methods: film, image, and notation. YOU WILL PRESENT YOUR COLLECTIVE DATA IN PAIRS, not as individuals.

The following deliverables are expected PER PAIR, NOT PER INDIVIDUAL.


/ TWO SITE VISITS: Each of you must attend the First Friday Art Trail ( FFAT) from 6:00-9:00 this evening AS WELL AS one additional time over the weekend. Be sure to change the time of day you are gathering site information.

/ DATA COLLECTION: MAP Print 5-7 aerials or maps on 8.5 x 11 to use as your base maps. Draw, tape, or notate DIRECTLY ON THESE MAPS, as they will act as your on-the-ground data collection. While all layers do not have to be present on each aerial map, they must be mapped. Meaning you can attack this in whichever way is most convenient on the site. These maps should illustrate the following layers FOR BOTH SITE VISITS:

_Required layers (5) :

01 Your Circulation

02 FFAT patron circulation (organism)

03 Clusters of People (places of rest)

04 FFAT Trolley

05 Program of Contextual Buildings, Spaces, or Streetscapes

_Group Layers (15)

15 Illustrated layers that come from the white board discussion or any of your colleagues fifteen layers

/ DATA COLLECTION: FILM How does one begin to understand place through a focused constant? Each pair is to determine a "big idea" extracted from 1-3 layers discussed in class. Video footage should be gathered at both site visits to illustrate contrast of TIME, PLACE, AND ACTIVITY.

_3-5 Minute Video footage demonstrating your focus. Footage should be edited for time (meaning edit all your footage down to the most essential 3-5 minutes) but does not need to be fully edited for layered content.

Remember to note how Where the Hell is Matt? tells a story through using constants and variables, framing and position, people and activity -- PLACE, TIME, AND ACTIVITY.

/ DATA COLLECTION: IMAGE Each pair must present eight (8) panoramic images that COMPLIMENT THE FILM IN FOCUS. Four panoramic for each site visit. Print these on 11x17 -- you many have more than one panoramic on each sheet of paper. Panoramic may be done via collage, sticking, or app methodology.


Deliverables are due at 8:30am FRIDAY morning!!!!

PHASE 02E // SEQUENCE SECTIONS Wednesday, Mar 05


I realize this project timeline was rushed -- after reading your response papers today, I also understand that you all want more time to dedicate to developing your ideas, which is great news. Use this next assignment to DIG DEEP, CHISEL, UNDERSTAND the indicate nature of what you have been developing. Make good choices on your sections as they should each show a DIFFERENT RELATIONSHIP THAT YOU CAN INVESTIGATE in your field-to-object proposal.

MAKE SURE THIS IS AN ITERATION. Things should change, both in field and device, as this study is where we are changing from medium gloves to small gloves. These models should be able to be seen through, meaning no backing. One should be able to "get in your model" and be seen as as section from both sides.

What is occupiable? What is enclosed? What is thick? What is thin? Are there apertures? What is interior? How does the field change the space outside of the device? Adjacent to the device? Within the device?

Just because they are tape models does not mean they do not demonstrate intimate ideas!!!!


/ 02e SEQUENCE SECTION MODELS VERY INTENTIONALLY choose three (3) sequences sections from your final model. These should be no smaller than 8'-0" (1" of the model) and be chosen as a means to further iterate and investigate specific areas of object to field relationships. Models must be fully developed in terms of thick versus thin, field versus object, interior versus exterior, etc. AGAIN, THIS IS THE TIME TO ITERATE AND INVESTIGATE THE INTIMATE REALITIES OF YOUR PROJECT.

- Tape Models (still showing intricacies)

- Materials Suggestions: Cardboard, museum board, chipboard, card stock, foam core

- Make good choices on your section selection. Meaning make sure these sections can help you to move forward into Phase 03 as a solid understanding of how your device-to-field relationships works!

/ MAPPING LAYERS After today's lecture you should all have a much larger grasp on the idea of mapping relationships, both actual and conceptual. Re-read James Corner's Agency of Mapping" and develop a list of fifteen (15) possible layers YOU SPECIFICALLY may want to investigate in terms of SITE, PLACE, EXPERIENCE.

/ PHASE 02 DOCUMENTATION Start NOW! Due formally by 5:00 pm, Friday March 07 Be sure and take tons of photos of your final model, you may upload as many as you feel are necessary to demonstrate and illustrate your project.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am FRIDAY morning!!!!

PHASE 02 // TAKING A PAUSE Monday, Mar 03

As we collectively did not finish Phase 02 by today's review, you should each look towards this review as insight for how to move and push your concepts further. Our incompleteness has also shown me that we are not yet ready to move to Phase 03, thus will take a bit more time investigating your notions of FIELD TO OBJECT AND OBJECT TO FIELD RELATIONSHIPS. That being said, the following is MANDATORY FOR WEDNESDAY:

/ FINISH EVERYTHING!!!!! This does NOT mean start over, but merely finish all deliverables listed for the final review, including painted (with necessary coats), designed, and executed. We will have one additional exercise dealing with this project that affords you more time for investigation, thus use this time to wrap up your CURRENT TRAJECTORY ONLY.

/ READING James Corner, The Agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique, and Invention via College of Fine Arts, Arizona

/ RESPONSE Each of you are to write at least two (2) paragraphs that repond to the review held today. One's response may be negative or positive, stream of consciousness or articulate, but MUST suggest ways in which the density of YOUR SPECIFIC PROJECT is being executed and developed. Be crucial!!!!! Use this as a way to gather your thoughts and give them to me!

Deliverables are due at 8:30am WEDNESDAY morning!!!!


Students will receive the order and location of their pin-up session Sunday evening. Please be printed and prepared to start the review at 8:30 am. If any of your updated drawings are printed and not torn, tiled, or marked all over, then you may use those instead of reprinting.

02A / Indexing - Three (3) Diagrams: Surface, Mass, Interaction / Nine (9) image strip notated

02C / Site Model - Nine (9) Profile Sections cut no clear plexi, image printed on clear film, painted MDF base - remove plexi backing/protective film (NOTE: Wire, string, finishing line are optional but encouraged)

02C / Drawdel - New Surface 01 / To be hung directly on wall (should read as one single drawdel)

02D / Diagrammatic Sections - Three (3) Longitudinal MINIMUM @ 1/8" = 1'-0"

02D / Final Hybrid Plan - Include all layers from Hybrid Diagram, Two "NEW" Devices, shadows, and ground lines showing "new surface"

02D / Final Hybrid Aerial (optional)

02D / Trash Paper Plans (optional) - Scanned and scaled @ 1/16"=1'0"

02 Final Model / Including one new field and two new objects - filed and object must be painted either your COLOR or plain Museum Board (white). Surface and Device should not be the same color.

02 Big Idea / Printed on 8.5 x 11

Make sure all drawings have the following:

North Arrow

Scale (text or graphic)

Section Cut Lines (labeled neatly)

Clear and Legible Layers

Appropriate Lineweights and Linetypes

Your Name, ARCH2502, MM Glassell

Deliverables are due at 8:30am MONDAY morning!!!!

PHASE 02D // POSITION & MODIFY Wednesday, Feb 26

"Whereas when you start to look at variations in a field, difference is no longer isolated but forms emergent wholes not reducible to the sum of their parts" - Atlas of Novel Tectonics, Geometry p64

We are now moving into stages of quick and INTENTIONAL modification -- both object to field and field to object. I encourage you to really take time to mediate about the reading and thus the importance of SYSTEMATIC COHERANCE. How do large, concise moves register small differences? How can your surface begin to act as a catalyst and BEHAVE through the site, rather than as isolated events? What are the CONTEXTUAL RELATIONSHIPS you are extracting? The next stages should focus on minimizing the operations or parameters for each given surface.

You are now focusing on how your original PHASE 01 DEVICE will intervene, disrupt, and insert into the new field condition you have created. Each site must hold two (2) variations of the original device SIMULTANEOUSLY. Those these may overlap, you must think about how two devices can work together, within the site, against the site, into the field, etc.



/ TRASH PAPER PLANS (quick and dirty, scaled and intentional)

Using sharpie markers, colored markers, and thin pens, start the process of positioning, modifying, and disrupting the field WITH THE DEVICE. Follow these steps and concepts for each of the three trash paper plans @ 1/8" = 1'-0" scale:

01 POSITION/SCALE/RESPOND -- focus only on placement and orientation of two (2) of the original devices within the site, including scaling the device up or down (making bigger or smaller)

02 SITUATE/MODIFY -- change, alter, modify the two devices according to the big idea of the site and the device. How do these things want to come together? What relationships are you focusing on to help you make decisions about modification. THIS IS NOT ARBITRARY!!!!'

03 INSERT/DISRUPT -- change, disrupt, modify bot the FIELD AND THE DEVICES to create a holistic, integral COHERENT SYSTEM OF INTERVENTION BETWEEN FIELD AND OBJECT.


After you have completed the trash paper plan iterations, make a decision about the exact placement, scale, orientation, and modifications for both the field and the devices. These final layers should be added to the HYBRID DIAGRAM.

- Devices may be illustrated as an "aerial" (meaning top elevation only) or as a "plan" (meaning interior exposed) but should be WHITE.

- Highlight (using line weights) the areas of the field you have used, modified, or made vertical. Basically draw in plan the surface lines that indicate change in level etc.


Three (3) Longitudinal Sections @ 1/8" = 1'-0" using ONLY FOUR (4) CONTINUOUS LINES.


After all this modification, how has your big idea evolved? How has it incorporated both the big idea of the device and the field condition?

Write a paragraph 3-5 sentences that narrates this process + three key words that paraphrase this idea. Print on 8.5 x 11

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!!

PHASE 02C + 02D // VERIFY + POSITION Monday, Feb 24

Use this time to wrap up Phase02c modeling -- please note the 4 methods that will be acceptable for commingling the clear film and the plexi sections. CRAFT MATTERS!


/ READING_ATLAS OF NOVEL TECTONICS: Geometry, Pages 39-69, Reiser + Umemoto Each student must contribute at least two (2) written responses via the Conversations Link on the sidebar.

/ BIG IDEA As each of you have extracted a dense amount of information from the site, you are to form a position, or big idea that relates to the site and thus the drawdel exercise. How are you making decisions about the vertical relationships in the new field condition? What interests do you have that begin to change the actual site conditions into a conceptual field condition? Use this to help you make decisions when drawling.

Five (5) sentences printed on 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. These sentences should describe your agenda within the field condition and its eventual modifications.

/ 02c VERIFY All verify models should be complete, painted, and drawdeled per task below. Please note that this is a hard deadline, as we will begin to use these models as working models to push our ideas of modification as we move toward the final review. There are four (4) acceptable methods for placing the clear film:

01 Slides -- using a square piece of 1/16" plexi as the support for the square cut clear film. This will slide through the MDF and thus be removable. No piano wire is required with this method.The CLEAR FILM IS INTENDED TO BE USED IN TERMS OF A FINAL MODEL PRESENTATION but should be looked towards for qualitative reasoning within the drawdel.

02 Sewing -- Using the same method as above, but installing fishing line, super thin wire, or string that sews each of the clear film pieces together. Wire, line, or string is to demonstrate the utility lines above. The clear film and thus utility lines should be able to be removed for the purpose of drawling, but REINSTALLED FOR PURPOSES OF FINAL MODEL AND REVIEW.

03 Sectioning -- This method focuses on the utility lines by using piano wire. The clear film will thus be cut to match the profile section exactly and become a more permanent installation within the model. You are allowed to drawdel over the profiles if you use this method.

04 Alex -- Find out what is in his head.


/ 02d BRAIN WORK POSITIONING Each of you are to have solid ideas about the three (3) areas within the site that you will eventually position your device from Phase 01. Please note that these areas have not limits other than the actual site constraints, as both device and field will modify to accommodate, and thus VERIFY one another.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!!

PHASE 02C // VERIFY Friday, Feb 21

ver·i·fy ˈverəˌfī/verb 1. make sure or demonstrate that (something) is true, accurate, or justified.

This next exercise is intended to push the tensions between the ACTUAL AND CONCEPTUAL observations of the site. Using methods of section and drawdeling -- the next task is to model the site in order to verify the actual spatial constraint via demonstrating the potential constraints you have been diagramming all week.

Please note the Layer Series by Nobuhiro Nakanisi to see how collective image aggregation can provide a more holistic, conceptual, understanding of a space -- or site. We are aiming to use ACTUAL sectional profile planes and ACTUAL images to create a holistic understanding of the depth, conceptual nature, and spatial tension intolerant to the site.


/ 02a MASSIVE EDITS Please be sure to take time to edit your diagrams as discussed in the class. The more dense, articulate, and accurate these drawings are, the more productive and successful your models will be. Make sure and have all layers and grids on the new diagrams -- REMOVE ALL AERIAL IMAGES FROM THE ALL DIAGRAMS. Note: Please indicate all nine (9) section cuts on this diagram.

/ 02b MASSIVE EDITS Please make sure to have the profile line as ARTICULATE AND ACCURATE as possible. Including the grade lines. The trick to this task will be to manipulate the images behind in such a way as to compliment the drawing in a meaningful way. Make sure all tops of buildings are seen and your collages are productive.


This task has two parts: Actual Site Model (Section Profiles 02b) and Conceptual Drawdel (Index Hyrbrid Diagram 02a) both should be developed at 1/8" =1'-0" scale.

Part 01 / Actual

Using the nine (9) section profiles, you will create a site model via section planes only.

- Section planes should be cut on 1/16" Plexi and indicate solid and void.

- MDF Base is to be laminated 1/4" sheets and have slices for the section planes to be removed/slid/stuck in

- MDF Base is to be painted WHITE or YOUR COLOR -- I will provide white paint Sunday.

- Images are to be printed on clear film and cut square. These will be slid with the plexi cut for stability

- Use PIANO WIRE to demonstrate the utility lines above -- these will be punched through the transparency to hold in place

Part 02 / Conceptual

Print the edited HYBRID diagram IN STRIPS THAT FIT BETWEEN THE 9 SECTION PLANES. Use this as your base to drawdel the surface of the site. Note that you are extracting a VERTICAL RELATIONSHIP, perhaps exaggerated, from your diagrammatic studies.

- Drawdel should run the entire length and width of YOUR SITE

- Drawdel should be demonstrate larger moves (than Phase 01 drawdels) as they are investigating surface change and surface + mass relationships that already exist. How do you begin to lift, pull, or push to show how the site surface is articulated. How do you create a field to work with? Be mindful of areas of overlap within your diagram and how these overlaps/superimpositions may suggest a height change -- scale change?

- Drawdel should read as one continues drawedel, even though it is technically sliced 9 times by the plane cuts

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Monday morning!!!! Please make sure that Phase 01 has been stored and the walls in studio have Phase 02 neatly organized. We will present these in our studio on Monday

PHASE 02B // SPATIALIZING Wednesday, Feb 19

Great site visit team! Hopefully you all have a better idea of the type of articulation and specificity you need to EXTRACT to have a more productive project. Please make sure to self-edit in a BIG WAY for Friday, as the initial diagrams were far too general to be productive. I expect you all to spend a large amount of time testing, printing, and looking hard at how your diagrams are beginning to demonstrate the SPECIFIC LOCAL CONDITIONS that are inherent to the site.

BE INTENTIONAL, BE ARTICULATE. Ask yourself: Why does my diagram read just like my colleagues? Does my diagram suggest the intricate nature of the site? Does my diagram tell MY STORY about the site? Does my diagram show depth, precision, actual and conceptual? How do my graphics begin to consolidate ideas of surface, mass, and interaction? Would it be more effective to stick with one graphic method for each of these diagram, ie. planes, solids/voids, lines/points? FOCUS!

This site has a COMPLEXITY OF SPATIAL TENSION, show that!!!!!


This is the time to chisel the whole block to become "your site" or "your area of interest" -- which must run the entire length of the alley (280') and can run transversely between min 60' and max 120' -- the alley must be included entirely.

/ 02a MASSIVE EDITS I'm convinced you all know how to diagram at the local level -- be precise, concise, and purposeful. I expect to see very DENSE, INFORMATIVE, AND PRODUCTIVE DIAGRAMS on Friday. Also take this time to edit your index images, notations, including ways to integrate profiles, lines, and points. MAKE SURE ALL LAYERS LISTED BELOW ARE PRESENT.

/ 02b SPATIAL GRIDS Using your scalar images, develop three modular grids that demonstrate three scales of spatial measurement. These grids should be used to define how the site shifts in scale -- not just from surface to mass, but from articulation to inhabitation. Your three grids should be generated by your images and illustrate how the scale of the brick or crevice overlaps with the scale of the human, and/or the scale of the alley itself. These grids are meant to be an ADDED LAYER TO YOUR HYBRID DRAWING, NOT AN ADDED DIAGRAM, though I'd like you to print it separately so I may see how you are developing this. Remember, these grids are not blanketed on the site, but are a tool for you to extract scalar information about THE SPATIAL CONSEQUENCE of surface, mass, and interaction.

/ 02b SPATIAL SECTIONS Develop nine (9) profile sections as discussed on site Wednesday. These nine sections should all run transverse and indicate areas of your specific observations of the site -- why did you choose these 9 sections? Similarly to the way in which you make decisions about sequence lines. Each of the nine sections should be drawn at 1/8"=1'0" and focus on the ACTUAL ARTICULATION OF THE SECTION. Make sure and show where thresholds, windows, sills, lights, dirt collection, grade change, rock, sand, brick, etc fall, as these articulations will change how you see the space they bound.

- All sections must run the entire width of "your site" but will vary in height depending on the vertical constraint

- All sections must show the full height of the buildings they include, the utility poles, lines, etc.

- All sections must be exactly scaled at 1/8"=1'0"

- All sections must include a single profile line (using your color or white only) that is a linewieght which can indicate the intricate nature of the section itself -- cornice, sill, brick facade, etc. This line may oscillate between sold and dashed, but you must be clear as to what each line type means.

- Sections do NOT need to show interior conditions, only the specificity of the exterior condition, ground, and punctures etc.

- All sections must include an image of that section plane. The image itself will be perspectival, thus not fit the lines exactly. The line work is demonstrate the ACTUAL, the image is to demonstrate the CONCEPTUAL. How do you stitch, collage, or contrast the image to convey the conceptual nature of the space itself?

- All images are to be black and white

- Print the sections in the format of your choosing (either multiple on a single sheet, etc) as we are using this to test the visual success of the sections, not present them as isolated events.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!! Please use this time to take down Phase 01 and begin to set up your panels for Phase 02 reviewing

PHASE 02 // INDEXING Monday, Feb 17

Moving on up to PHASE 02!!!! Phase 02 will focus on generating a field condition from site -- as site is merely a sequence of events, a place determined by local relationships, a condition in space, a network.

Beginning with indexing, you will each start diagramming the site through four main ideas: SCALE, SURFACE, MASS, and INTERACTION. These four investigations will be the lens in which you see and extract site information to create a dense and intentional field condition to eventually disrupt.

DELIVERABLES DUE WEDNESDAY are divided into four (4) parts:

01 MEASURE Each student is to make time to visit the site on their own -- BUDDY SYSTEM!. Document this site via image, notes, and sketches -- must be a full spread in your sketchbooks including sketches, map, and notation for you to reference in studio as you work through each part. This can be messy!

02 SCALE Create an image strip compiled of nine (9) images that represent 3 scales of space as it pertains to the 3 diagrams below (surface, mass, interaction) -- scale of the WEED, the HUMAN, and the BLOCK (or AERIAL). Notate each image (via white text and arrows). Notations can include both actual and conceptual observations (ie. grass, water, fungi, hot, cold, noisy, dark, scary, trash, shoe, door, etc.) These are to be dense, graphic, legible, and beautiful!!!! You may adjust the contrast, coloration, and/or crop the frames. Images must be 4" x 4" each and can be connected via single strip.

03 DIAGRAM In a similar manner to the diagrams we did of our original devices, you are each to create four (4) diagrams that include the layers (but can add more!) indicated below. Diagrams are to be scaled at 1/8" = 1'-0" -- this means you need to measure the site!!!

/ SURFACE - horizontal, planar, planes

- Textures

- Building Heights

- Ground / Grade

- Shadow lines

- Sidewalks

- Stairs/Change in Horizontal Movement

- Implied surface (meaning implied vertical limits, horizons, anything that feels like a horizontal plane)

/ MASS - vertical, solid, void

- Edge / Boundary

- Articulate Edge (facade changes)

- Enclosure

- Objects (dumpsters, chairs, temporary and permanent)

- Thresholds

- Voids

- Utility Poles

- Compression/Tension

/ INTERACTION - relational, points, lines

- Extension/Connection

- Entry and Exits (both to the site and within the site, ie. back doors, loading, car, person, bike, bird?)

- Utility Lines

- Circulation Paths (stray dog, fast person, slow person, YOU)

- Construction Lines (regulating lines, proportion, module)

- Program of Surrounding buildings

- Activity/Noise

- Safety/Concern

/ HYBRID - superimposition, hierarchy, agenda

Combining all three diagrams into one hybrid, take care to make good choices about what layers are prioritized, how the graphics interact, and what agenda you are trying to express with YOUR SPECIFIC HYBRID. Added layers:

- Aerial Image of site in BLACK AND WHITE. You may manipulate, cut into pieces, slice, etc. the image to help give weight to your agenda.

- 5 Sequence lines of areas of importance or interest to YOU.


Name the site, as in a book title or a character name. You may not use the words alley or alleyway.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!! Please note that we will be meeting AT THE SITE. You should have all deliverables printed and ready to review.

PHASE 01 // FINAL REVIEWS Friday, Feb 14

We're down to the last two days before final reviews! Please make sure to self-edit over the next few days, paired with the critique from today. The final review list is as follow:

01 A / Four (4) Identification Drawings

01 A / Test Sheet + Original Object

01 B / Matter, Tempo, Substrate Diagrams (final prints)

01 C / Hybrid Diagram (final print)

01 D / Six (6) Sequence Drawdels (pinned on top of hybrid) + words describing each

01 E / Three (3) SUPER Drawdels

01 F / Four (4) Diagrammatic Sections of Super Drawdels

01 G / Device 01, Device 02, Device 03, Device 04 Tape Models

01 G / Test 02 Strip (hung BEHIND 01A TEST STRIP)

01 G / Special Drawing, Diagram, or Model

01 H / Final Orthographic Drawings: Four (4) "Sections" of Device 05 + Four (4) Clear Film line diagrams (landscape orientation)

PHASE 01 Final Device Model (05) and Test Sheet Cut neatly in preparation for Review Pour

Final BIG IDEA 3 words + 1-3 sentences ON 8.5 X 11 LANDSCAPE ORIENTED paper

Please be sure to LABEL ALL DRAWINGS (Drawing Label, Your Name, Glassell, ARCH 2502), INCLUDING SECTION CUT LINES

I will email a "template" for the big idea 8.5 x 11 sheet and a pin-up MOCK UP wall for reference. You are welcome to include any iterations of models or drawings NOT listed above if you feel it is necessary to your project discussion.

Please note the diagram below. Use the number listed next to your name for your specific pin-up location with OUR STUDIO SPACE. GROUP 01 SHOULD BE COMPLETELY PINNED UP BY 8:30 FRIDAY MORNING.

Group 01: Alex(1), Patricia(2), Itzel(3), Karam(7), Mei(5), Sergio Salazar(6), Shayla(4)

Group 02: Humberto(5), Stephanie(6), Rodolfo(7), Sergio Elizondo(4), Phen(3), Kirsten(2), Travis(1)

I WILL HAND OUT THE FINAL SCHEDULE BEFORE REVIEWS ON FRIDAY. Please check you email for templates mentioned above.


PHASE 01H // RE-DIAGRAMMING Monday, Feb 10

Focus on your BIG IDEA during this next stage of edits and development! Remember that your BIG IDEA is the way in which you make decisions about your design, graphics, and diagrammatic direction!

As we are moving into the final stretch, you should each be focused on small edits that make a big impact on your final design. This also includes GRAPHIC EDITS. How clear is your design? How dense are your sections? LINEWEIGHT LOVE!!!!! Be sure to scroll down and make sure that your sections indicate ALL OF THE REQUIRED LAYERS (at minimum). Please orient all drawings in the direction of THE POUR.

Each orthographic sections (four) should have a corresponding "Re-Diagramming LINE DIAGRAM on CLEAR FILM Layer" that includes the following layers:

01 Direction of Pour

02 Lines indicating all three (3) materials: Glue, Soap, Ink -- this can be assumed rather than re-tested, though you are always encouraged to test again and again.

03 Sequence Lines - 6 sequence lines (do not have to be parallel) that indicate areas in which your BIG IDEA is acting the most. For example, one could use a line to cross through the three areas of dispersal, the main areas of collection, of along the line of extension.

Just because these are simple does not mean they are NOT DENSE. Think of how your original diagrams illustrate these same ideas. What graphic methods worked for you in those diagrams?


NOTE all drawings are to be scaled 1:1 and may now be done in any order

/ 01G MASSIVE GRAPHIC EDITS - please make sure to edit the graphic and design of your device through the orthographic drawings, and SPECIAL DIAGRAM that were discussed today. Also being clear to iterate your BIG IDEA to help you make decisions through the next few days. All edits should be printed.

/ 01F RE-DIAGRAMMING - On 11x17 Clear Film create a LINE DIAGRAM (see layer list above). Each clear film sheet should be hung on top of the corresponding orthographic drawings (plan or section).

/ 01F FINAL MODEL - All students must have (at least) cut all pieces and/or started assembling their FINAL MODEL. Please note that all models must be made of ONLY MDF, Museum Board, or Card Stock and may only be COMPLETELY WHITE OR COMPLETELY ONE SOLID COLOR USED IN DIAGRAMMING.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!! Please have all work printed on your desk in preparation for our final Work Day.

PHASE 01G // DEVICE_04 Friday, Feb 08

We're on a iteration roll! With one week left each of you should be iterating and editing, slowly switching from big gloves to small gloves. Make sure that your drawings and tape models reflect the density of information you have worked through, the SPATIAL DENSITY of the super drawdels, and the line weights, types, etc of your original diagrams.


NOTE all drawings are to be scaled 1:1 and may now be done in any order

/ SPECIAL DRAWING - Each of you are to think of an individual diagram, drawing, model, or drawdel that helps tell your SPECIFIC STORY. This is something apart from what I assign and allows you to express your process and project in a meaningful way.

/ 4 SECTIONS EDITED - PLAN is just a horizontal section, thus only 4 orthographic drawings are required. SEE LAYERS LISTED BELOW. Please make sure that your poche also indicates cut lines.

/ 1 ITERATIVE TAPE MODEL - please be VOLUMETRIC with these. Pay close attention to how apertures puncture space, how the COMPLEXITY OF YOUR DEVICE BEGINS TO BE ILLUSTRATED SPATIALLY.

/ BIG IDEA SENTENCE - iterated from Friday's. What is your agenda? What is your position? What is your device trying to devise?

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Monday morning!!!! Please ALL BE PINNED UP IN THE 412 studio and ready for discussion.

PHASE 01G // DEVICE_03 Wednesday, Feb 05

Now that we've decided as a studio that "plan" is just an additional section that runs parallel to the paper, I will speak of the deliverables as "sections" noting that students should have AT LEAST ONE SECTION CUT PARALLEL TO THE PAPER, AT LEAST ONE THAT CUTS "LONG" AND AT LEAST ONE THAT CUTS "SHORT."

The "updated" drawings assigned should not be started from scratch, but merely iterated via our conversations on Wednesday from the previous studies. Use the foundation you began earlier in the week and make adjustments, not new drawings.

All deliverables should be indicative of a third iteration of your device -- everything must show signs of change. Please note the following layers:


01 Construction Lines

02 Cut Lines

03 Poche

04 At least 3 additional line weights or line types that suggest what's "beyond"

05 Dashed lines used for hidden connections or volumes moving "behind"

06 Density of information -- use this iteration to employ more dense information about the inner workings of your device.



NOTE all drawings are to be scaled 1:1 and may now be done in any order

/ 4 SECTIONS - note the description above regarding specificity of cut direction. Meaning a plan is now considered a section.

/ 1 ITERATIVE TAPE MODEL - please be VOLUMETRIC with these. Pay close attention to how apertures puncture space, how the COMPLEXITY OF YOUR DEVICE BEGINS TO BE ILLUSTRATED SPATIALLY.

/ BIG IDEA SENTENCE - iterated from Wednesday's. What is your agenda? What is your position? What is your device trying to devise?

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!!

PHASE 01G // DEVICE 02 Monday, Feb 03

After today's discussion, you should all be prepared to translate this device into a solid orthographic drawing. Use ideas discussed today to help make decisions on your volumetric edits. Pay STRICT ATTENTION TO:

Solid and Void, Material as Solid and Void, Interiority and Exteriority, Thick edges and Thin Edges

How does your agenda with this device begin to mold it into a stereotomic spatial sequence? Think of this as a device that is mean to collect, compress, extend, etc. What are the spatial device you can use and represent to achieve this?

When transitioning to orthographic drawings, take care in the choice of cuts -- both horizontal and vertical -- that you make. Does each drawing tell you NEW information about your device? How does each begin to illustrate your larger agenda? Your BIG IDEA?


NOTE all drawings are to be scaled 1:1

/ PLAN -- Mind your line weights, CONSTRUCTION LINES, line types, and POCHE. ( You may use your ONE color to poche, but please note that poche always has bounding cut lines. Plan should be centered on a single 11 x 17 sheet, landscape. Though we will edit these throughout the next week, it is CRUCIAL THAT THIS STEP FORMULATES A SOLID ORTHOGRAPHIC FOUNDATION FOR EDITS. Density, density, density!!!!!! Since edits will occur, use this time to test graphic methods and wall thicknesses that we can discuss on Wednesday.

/ SECTIONS -- Two (2) sections, either one "longitudinal" and one "transverse," or two "transverse" Please have each section either equally spaced on one 11x17 sheet of paper or centered on individual sheets.

/ ITERATIVE TAPE MODEL -- AFTER you finish the drawings listed above, make an iterative model that sits on the table in its proper orientation. Meaning that it sits correctly, as you have designed and imagined it, without your assistance. This may require you to build up the volumetric aspects on all four side. REMEMBER THAT "WALLS" CAN BE SUPER THICK OR SUPER THINK! These should be thoughtful and flexible, quick but thought through, engaging and iterative.

/ BIG IDEA -- One (1) sentence that describes YOUR SPECIFIC AGENDA with this device. You may use the words (layers of parts) that we have discussed, but make sure to compose them in a specific, meaningful way that clearly suggests the POSITION YOUR ARE TAKING WITH THIS DEVICE.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!! Please have these pinned up somewhere on your wall, even if they must overlap previous drawings for now.

PHASE 01F // SYNTHESIS Friday, Jan 31

syn·the·sis noun \ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\ : something that is made by combining different things

The next phase is a critical point, as we are moving from analysis of a system to synthesis of the relationship of its parts. Look towards the super drawdel reconstructions MEDITATE OVER THESE -- looking for spatial relationships that allow one to extract volumetric (stereotomic) information from each of the drawdels that is conveyed via one (1) single volumetric tape model. This model should focus on each of the original 10 layers (see 01E below) as well as NEW IDEAS:

Solid vs Void / Thick vs Thin / Up vs Down / High vs Low / Slow vs Fast / Heavy vs Light

Through simple profile sections of the drawdels, find ways to create A NEW DEVICE that can be tested and analyzed again. We will test the tape models on Friday as a way to see the translation of parts, value of relationships, and spatial sequencing that has changed through each of your own understanding of the original system.


/ 01e SUPER DRAWDELS -- First complete each of the three (3) super drawls before moving on to the next task

/ 01f SECTIONS each student is to draw four (4) profile sections of any of the super drawdels. These should have at least 3 line weights and can employ both solid or dashed lines. Students may also use these to make volumetric decisions (help see the consequences of certain solids and void) as long as there is a dashed line to represent the actual versus the proposed. These should be formatted on a single 11x17 sheet of paper (portrait) equally spaced and labeled.

/ 01f SYNTHESIS MODEL using only museum board or heavy paper, combine spatial relationships found in the super drawdels to create one (1) clear and concise volumetric model. Think of this model as A NEW DEVICE designed through ANALYSIS AND RECONSTRUCTION of a system, sequence, and spaces. Models should be TAPE MODELS, but well crafted. MODELS SHOULD BE WRITTEN ON to help the student and professor understand what the parameters, layers, or guidelines each student used to make decisions. For example, where is the are of collection? Compression? Extension? We will test these in class on Monday so please make sure they are in good conditions -- organized, well crafted, chaos.

/ TRASH PAPER each student is to have at least 3'-0" of trash paper process sketches that deal with any of the tasks due Monday.


Deliverables are due at 8:30am Monday morning!!!!

PHASE 01E // SUPER DRAWDELS Wednesday, Jan 29

After Monday's discussion and review battles, each of you should have larger ideas about the spatial and systematic value of each of the six (6) sequence drawdels. Remember that each of these illustrated varied vertical relationships of the base layers:

01 Object / Enclosure + 02 Field / Material Force + 03 Constant / Variable + 04 Capacity / Collection + 05 Edge + 06 Extension + 07 Compression + 08 Tension + 09 Intersections + 10 Overlap / Superimposition

Using your six (6) drawdels, you will begin to take a position on how to reconstruct the system we have been studying (Object, Field, Material Force). When placed all together, the drawdels should be roughly 12"W x 12"L and Max 12" H (6" In either direction). For the SUPER DRAWDELS you are to "rearrange" each of the drawdel strips to form a new device, a new whole drawdel, a new super drawdel. This should be done three (3) times. Please make sure that you pose a question each time you rearrange and thus drawdel.


01 Foam core datum DOES NOT have to be level as you rearrange, but it can be. Maximum height off the table for each must stay at 12"

02 Drawdels may shift horizontally to allow for certain spaces to meet in a meaningful way, but do not exceed 15" total width

03 Do not change the spatial qualities, relationships, or understandings that your developed in 01d Drawdels -- but more so focus on the consequences the reconstructions have on another. Slight exaggerations, height changes, or "stitching" is allowed.

04 Each image for the three (3) SUPER DRAWDELS should be arranged in Illustrator and printed on a single sheet (or two but make sure and hide the seams). MAke sure to make copies for you to use in your drawling procedures.

05 Take time and care with CRAFT!!!! As these are delicate models, bad craft completely takes away from any conceptual goals and makes it hard to understand. PRINT EARLY!!!!!

06 Allowed Materials: Card Stock, Heavy Weight Paper, Foam Core (datum or hidden structure), Museum Board (hidden structure only)


/ 01e SUPER DRAWDELS -- Three (3) new composite drawdels that illustrate the reconstruction of the sequence of the original system (01d)

/ BIG IDEA each student is to write either three (3) sentences PER DRAWDEL. Don' tell me what you did, tell what it's doing spatially, conceptually, WHY YOU DID IT, HOW YOU MADE DECISIONS ABOUT PLACEMENT OF SEQUENCE. Please print these sentences in a meaningful way to accompany the super drawdels.

NOTE: If you are re-making your 01d Drawdels, please be SURE AND DO SO BEFORE STARTING THE SUPER DRAWDELS. This will help you tremendously as we move forward.

Deliverables are due at 8:30am Friday morning!!!! Please pin up your 01d Drawdels onto the Hybrid Diagram in place of the strips. The 01e Super Drawdels may be placed on the center tables.

PHASE 01D // DRAWDELS Monday, Jan 27

DRAWDEL: (n.) Drawing + Model; a three-dimensional extraction of two-dimensional information.

This next exercise will focus spatializing your diagrams, thus created 3-dimensional diagrams. Diagrams of Diagrams. The DRAWDEL process should involve your own extraction of information located on the six (6) sequence strips that provide you with the RELATIONSHIPS you have already defined -- how the parts of the system work together. Using the drawing, make decisions about what relationships warrant raising up, diving down, or staying level and how these choices change the spatial consequences.

How do you begin to illustrate, via 3-dimensions, compression? Collection? Overlap? Tension? Extension? Enclosure? Does each drawdel represent all these layers or only a few? Does each drawdel represent these relationships in the same way? How do you RETAIN the same relationships from the hybrid diagram in the midst of extracting in vertically?

Please note the following STEPS:

01 PRINT each sequence strip on an 11x 17 sheet of paper (print at least 6 copies included on this single sheet)

02 PASTE past each strip onto a piece of foam core (cut exactly the dimensions of the strip)

03 CUT fold, facet, void, solid, field, object, intersect, superimpose using ONLY pieces of the original image itself (no blank paper) PRINTED ON PAPER ONLY. Students may use heavy bond paper, card stock, or any sturdy type of paper that can be PRINTED ON.

04 SIZE drawdels must represent the original size of the strip at 1:1 -- meaning they are to be 2" wide x the width of your diagram (12"-15" approx.) You may go up to 6" in either direction from the foam core "datum" -- for a approx maximum size of 12"x12"x12" (depending on the width of your original diagram)

05 ISOLATE make sure and complete each drawdel separately, taking care to see each of the layers of the diagram (see list again in Phase 01b)

Please look towards examples of DRAWDELS from Lebbeus Woods:Siteline Vienna Urban performance Structures, 1998Digging for Architecture, Voiding the Solid, Pin-up: Dibujos and Drawdels, Juan Gris, The Book pt. 13, Smout Allen, University of Florida, Artifact: D3 2013


/ 01c EDITS - Take note of our discussion today and use this time for FINAL edits to your Hybrid Diagrams. As your drawdels will TOTALLY INFORMED BY THE HYBRID DIAGRAMS ONLY be sure that each sequence strip is demonstrating DENSITY OF INFORMATION, PARTS OF THE SYSTEM, VARIETY IN RELATIONSHIPS, AND DEFINED LAYERS.

/ 01d DRAWDELS - Using the six (6) sequences strips from your HYBRID RECONSTRUCTION ONLY create six (6) drawdels that represent EACH strip separately.

/ BIG IDEA each student is to write either one (1) sentence or two (2) or more words that describe EACH OF THE SIX (6) DRAWDELS

NOTE: For Wednesday assignements, please follow the order in which they are listed -- as each task will inform the next

Deliverables are due AND PINNED up at 8:30am Wednesday morning!!!!

PHASE 01A/B/C // EDITS Friday, Jan 24

Per the email sent Saturday morning, students are expected to have completed MASSIVE EDITS to tasks 01a, 01b, and 01c. This does not mean small iterations done at the last minute, but large moves that begin to define how YOU are seeing these systems, relationships, and illustrations REVEAL THEMSELVES. Take time and care to assess each diagram. Stand in the center of the room and look back to make sure your diagrams are legible, clear, and concise. Ask yourself the following questions:

Does each diagram tell me something new about the system, its object, its field, its movement?

Does each diagram take a position of hierarchy, priority, layer, and graphic organization?

Does each diagram respond to the ones before it?

Does each diagram use color in a concise and clear manner?

Does each diagram represent all layers required? How are they the same? Different?

Does each diagram represent DENSITY OF INFORMATION?


/ 01a / 01b / 01c Edits - Pinned up legibly ready for discussion

/ BIG IDEA each student is to write five (5) NEW sentences that describes a big idea about the diagrams and thus project up to this point

Deliverables are due AND PINNED up at 8:30am Monday morning!!!!


Our next exercise is to focus on the idea of "Reconstructions" as a means to analyze new systems of relationship of object to field.

Reconstruct each of your 3 diagrams (matter,tempo, substrate) by combining them into one single diagram. Combining them should be methodical and introduce methodology of layering, superimposition, and intersection. At what points do these diagrams want to overlap? What type of information is gained by overlapping them? How does the combination warrant full reconstructions of one or the other? Think iterative. Graphic display of overlap and intersection as a means to establish a NEW idea of object and field and each as a part of a system.

The layers will remain the same as Task 01b -- however, you will now include the following diagrams into one single drawing:

01 Technical Drawings at least one of your elevations should be pulled into the new diagram in a manner that suggests and/or enables the object to field relationship. How can you use your construction lines, structure, dimensions, proportions to analyzing new system versus old, extracting dimensional and proportional relationships -- drawing may be scaled to fit new diagram.

02 Matter

03 Tempo

04 Substrate

Reference types of hybrid diagrams (as seen in terms of reconstructed diagrams) such extractions and ideas of Perry Kulper, Layered Sketching, Topology, Site, Hybrid Formulas


/ 01B Edits - Matter, Tempo, Substrate edits discussed in class Wednesday

/ BIG IDEA each student is to write five (5) sentences that describes a big idea about the diagrams and thus project up to this point

/ 01C Hybrid Reconstruction Diagrams

Deliverables are due AND PINNED up at 8:30am Friday morning!!!!

PHASE 01B // DIAGNOSTICS Friday, Jan 17

Great day Friday! I hope each of you feels that the testing was well documented and most importantly, that you have enough information to move forward into these next big diagrams! Please note that if necessary you may need to READ THE READING AGAIN to help you with your diagramming process. Think DENSITY OF INFORMATION with these!!!!


Make sure and edit each of the four (4) elevations that you presented Friday. Each of you should know what areas need work -- line weight love, contraction lines, elevation choices, and detail were the main issues overall.


When diagramming, employ the use of tools you know: opacity, line type, line weight, poche, arrows, superimposition, ONE SINGLE COLOR ONLY, image layering, nodes, dashes, etc…EACH of the following three (3) diagrams are to be 1:1 scale of your testing results -- and should EACH contain the following layers as ITERATIONS OF ONE ANOTHER.

01 Object / Enclosure

02 Field / Material Force

03 Constant / Variable

04 Capacity / Collection

05 Edge

06 Extension

07 Compression

08 Tension

09 Intersections

10 Overlap / Superimposition

Take time to look through the library or online resources to investigate means of graphic analysis. From Topographical Intersections or Drawing Architecture. BE CREATIVE, PUSH YOURSELF, ASK QUESTIONS OF YOUR GRAPHICS AND YOUR PROJECT!!!!!

Iterative Diagnostic Diagrams: 1:1 (Same size as the initial testing sheet)

_Diagram 01: Matter: physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, esp. as distinct from energy.

Using a front elevation image as your background, diagram each of the layers mentioned above so that together they form a representational SYSTEM DESCRIBING THE FORMAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUR PROJECT. You should go through iterations of this -- don't rely on your first pass, ITERATE, ITERATE, ITERATE. Use this diagram as your foundation to asses how you, specifically, illustrate DENSITY OF INFORMATION ON ONE DRAWING.

_Diagram 02: Tempo: defined by Rossi as "Atmosphere + Chronology."

Using the Matter Diagram as your base, continue to manipulate and iterate the diagrammatic layers to form one narrative about the formal and operational aspects of your project. What is the essence of your project? How do you use this diagram to tell that story?

Included in this diagram are six (6) 2" strips of six (6) important moments in time of the operational process. (Refer to dropbox for image and video collection). Place these images in the areas where the action was happening -- as if you are creating a graphic timeline of those moments that had THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE on how you read, see, and interpret your project.

_Diagram 03: Substrate An underlying layer; a substratum.

THIS IS A SECTIONAL DIAGRAM!!! How does one begin to show how each material layered into, on top of, within, under, the others? How do you illustrate the complexity of these patterns, the MULTIPLICITY of this operation through section?

ALL WORK SHOULD BE PINNED UP NOT LATER THAN 8:30 am, Wednesday, Jan 22. ANY late work will warrant an incomplete for the day. Just because I'm not there does NOT mean I'm not watching!!!!

PHASE 01A // IDENTIFICATION Wedneday, Jan 15

Each of you are to find a single domestic object (handed out during studio) that inherently suggests ideas of capacity, material force, connection, and most importantly OPERATION. Make sure to be critical when choosing the exact object, as inherent complexities with the OBJECT'S SYSTEM will provide more in depth understanding of the object itself. Once you have found your object, you are to create a series of TECHNICAL DRAWINGS utilizing the layers listed below. These technical drawings should supply both technical and operative information.


The goal of this exercise is to learn how to IDENTIFY SYSTEMS OF STRUCTURE as it relates to architecture space. Think of your object in terms of ENCLOSURE, CONNECTION, SURFACE, APERATURE, STEREOTOMIC, TECTONIC. How do you employ your knowledge of line weights, line types, and overlap to define these things both technically and graphically.

Four (4) DETAILED ELEVATIONS at 1:1 scale of your object. (May be top, bottom, sides, etc.) MAKE GOOD CHOICES ON ELEVATIONS! (Each drawing should printed on a separate 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and include all layers)

Using AutoCAD for drafting and Adobe Illustrator for Post-Production. All lifework should either be white on a saturated image background, or black on a lighter image background.

_Required Layers:

0 Image take a flat elevation image of your object using a NEUTRAL BACKGROUND.

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 object, how is it supporting the object? Constructing it? Forming it? What is it's role in the SYSTEM

5 Apertures (ap·er·ture: an opening, hole, or gap; synonyms:opening, hole, gap, slit, slot, vent, crevice, chink, crack, interstice)

6 Connection How is your object connected? How does this influence the system?

7 Operation Using dashed lines, indicate how your object operates with material force.

PLEASE LOOK TO EXAMPLE OF Construction Lines and Line Saturation techniques via Mats Loves It. Use this as inspiration for the DIAGRAMMATIC AND GRAPHIC WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN USE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS!!!


_ATLAS OF NOVEL TECTONICS: The Judo of Cold Combustion, Sanford Kwinter / Introduction, Reiser + Umemoto

Each student must have four (4) pages/sketches/diagrams illustrating their interpretation and understanding of the reading.

ALL WORK SHOUDL BE PINNED UP NOT LATER THAN 8:30 am, Friday, Jan 17. ANY late work will warrant an incomplete for the day.

00 // INTRO Wedneday, Jan 15

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