Instructor: Victoria McReynolds


Architecture Design Studio III



COURSE INFO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Course Coordination

Course Syllabus

Course Schedule

Course References

Wiki Help

Student Handbook

University Catalog


PHASES

Course Readings

01_Seeing See Seeing

02_Field

03_Architectural Performances

03_Solar Observatory Precedent


STUDENTS

Avila, Erick
Barhorst, Caitlyn
Barnes, Rebecca
Christian, Megan
Cronin, Megan
Dossett, Ben
Hubbard, Jonah
Kerr, Mason
Loutherback, Steven
Marek, Harrison
Reyes, Rebekah
Stone, Reid
Voights, Daniel



    


Final Review Content

distillation model
11”x17” distillation diagrams
8.5”x11” characteristic diagram
distillation model light evidence photos

4”x17” (3) ground source images: use / weather / shadows
8”x8” (3) site diagrams: edges / circulation / patterns
(2) 1/16” site models
8”x8” (3) site strategy diagrams
1/16” final strategy models testing enclosure conditions
1/16” final plans
1/16” final sections

1/8” longitudinal section composite drawing
1/8” project model
light demonstration images
(1) or (2) project diagrams, 16"x16" max size
(2) or (1) project perspectives, 16"x16" max size


4/29 @ 2:00pm - Due: Longitudinal composite section


--Victoria McReynolds 10:00, 29 April 2014 (CDT)



Site and Light


The strategy is one of seduction: to establish a certain credibility that we are dealing with architecture and to then open up a Pandora's box of goodies.

Peter Cook on drawing, from "Drawing: the motive force of architecture"


Develop your project by articulating the relationship to people and site. Engage the scale of the individual by articulating the architecture language of connection and engage the scale of the site by constructing positions across the landscape. Generate a longitudinal section demonstrating both technical and atmospheric relationships of architecture. Convey the medium (stereotomic / tectonic) conditions and the event conveyed in a particular moment.

Composite drawings allow you as the author of space to describe both the technic and atmosphere of your project. Convey dimensional accuracy of assemblies and materiality through architectural drawing conventions of line spacing, type and weight. Your reality of scale and enclosure is understood in this technical information. Through atmosphere the space you created embodies an attitude. Tonality, texture, and saturation all contribute in communicating qualitative conditions occurring in your project. Maintaining degrees of contrast is essential when layering information into the drawing. This requires more than just the basic binary of ON / OFF relationship such as black and white. Refer to Josef Albers Homage to the Square series as an excellent example of sustaining complexity among diverse conditions.


Wednesday (4/23)
(8) 4"x17" light evidence photos, 1 per light room
(1) 1/8" project model demonstrating light rooms
(1) 1/8" longitudinal section, 16"xY" bond paper horizontal, vertical clear film solar tower


--Victoria McReynolds 18:30, 20 April 2014 (CDT)



Project Model

Continue to develop the project model demonstrating light rooms, site strategies diagram, and distillation model architectural language. Provide 8 light evidence photo-strips demonstrating the effect of each program space.


Wednesday (4/16)
(8) 4"x17" light evidence photos, 1 per light room
(1) 1/8" project model demonstrating light rooms


--Victoria McReynolds 04:16, 17 April 2014 (CDT)



Project Model

Build a 1/8" project model demonstrating light effects for each light room. Utilize the architecture language of aperture, threshold, vessel configuration from your distillation model to drive the performance of light within your solar observatory. Establish both continuity and variation across all light effects. Do not allow your projects to become balloons. Apply restraint when creating enclosures. All enclosures are a type of vessel or threshold and are to have a corresponding relationship to an aperture. Balance relationships of light and shadow. Elegantly crafted.


Reference project examples of Steven Holl's St. Ignatius Chapel for an architecture language of light effect and MOS PS 1 Afterparty that repeats the unique geometry modifying the geometric controls (height, diameter, slope, distance) to create a constant.


Wednesday (4/16)
(1) 1/8" project model demonstrating light rooms


--Victoria McReynolds 19:01, 14 April 2014 (CDT)



Document and Identify

Upload to your wiki page phase 03 progress work that was reviewed Friday including images of your program and site model. Follow similar format as previous wiki work postings.


Additionally identify one site strategy from which to develop further. For Monday have the revised and final site strategy including updated plan, section, and model.


Monday (4/14)
Phase 03 progress work wiki post
Final site strategy diagram, plan, sections, model, etc.


--Victoria McReynolds 10:24, 13 April 2014 (CDT)



Site Situation Diagrams

Continue to build into the plan and sections all information related to the site. Return to the site to confirm actual measurements and to visualize your program organization.


Generate a diagram drawing that visualizes the spatial relationship you determined in your situation title. Restrain the diagram to a maximum of twelve lines and area created from those lines, refer to Stan Allen's Field Conditions diagrams or Reiser + Umemoto Geometry diagrams. The site situation diagram is a tool of graphically conveying the project intention.


Friday (4/4)
(3) 8"x8" Site Situation Diagrams
(3) iterate program models
(3) iterate Site Situations drawings


--Victoria McReynolds 00:32, 3 April 2014 (CDT)



Distillation Models

Photo document 3D Distillation models in the photo lab for image submission this Wednesday. Select 9 to 12 excellent JPG images that show a range of external and internal relationships. The intention is to include parts of phase 03 into the NCBDS presentation I will give later this week titled Light Resistance: Correlating Spatial Consequences with Formal Maneuvers.


Wednesday (4/2)
3D Distillation Model photo documentation


--Victoria McReynolds 23:27, 31 March 2014 (CDT)



Horizontal Stratus

Bring all content reference into the drawing mixing pot: actual, extracted, mapped, modeled. Include regulating conditions to visualize forces and alignments across the site, both in plan and section. Adjust program positions to respond specifically to horizontal stratas in your cross-sections. Take advantage of larger site juxtapositions, such as the road edge, existing building face, East-West long orientation of site, or North-South short orientation. Continue to develop the three site strategies. Use this time between today and Wednesday to re-position program to reveal latent unique qualities of the site. Visit the project site, make sketches, confirm heights, and visualize your strategy to include in developing your site situations.


Rebuild program models with a ground connection that elevates the horizontal ground plane rather than frame the absence of content. Consider joints and connection techniques with your paper program, draw on the program models to transfer information from plan and section to three dimensions.


Wednesday (4/2)
iterate (3) Site Situations


--Victoria McReynolds 23:20, 31 March 2014 (CDT)



Site Situations

Develop three site strategies according to your site position that arranges program according to site models, maps, actual condition and extracted condition. Work between plan and sections when completing the model. Provide at minimum basic square foot sizing and circulation heights. Site situation is about program organization and arrangement on the site according to your site position. Refer to the Solar Telescope section images for minimum dimensional requirements.


Monday (3/31)
3 Site Situations
each site situation includes:

(1) program paper model
(1) 1/16" site plan @ 12"x36"
(3) 1/16" cross sections @ 24"x24", one section on bond paper, two other on trace laid over the bond paper.


--Victoria McReynolds 19:15, 29 March 2014 (CDT)



2D Device Distillation & Readings

Revise 2D diagrams according to studio discussion and edits. Print out each layer on its own transparency to be pinned up over selected section drawing.


Read your section from Bernard Tschumi's Architecture and Disjunction book and summarize major points to lead a group discussion on Monday. Provide at minimum a single page outline.


I Space

The Architectural Paradox > Marek, Harrison
Questions of Space > Loutherback, Steven
Architecture and Transgression > Avila, Erick
The Pleasure of Architecture > Hubbard, Jonah

II Program

Architecture and Limits > Cronin, Megan
Violence of Architecture > Kerr, Mason
Spaces and Events > Dossett, Ben
Sequences > Barhorst, Caitlyn

III Disjunction

Madness and the Combinative > Voights, Daniel
Abstract Mediation and Strategy > Christian, Megan
Disjunctions > Barnes, Rebecca
De-, Dis-, Ex- > Reyes, Rebekah
Six Concepts > Stone, Reid


Monday (3/24)
Distillation Diagrams on transparency: Space / Boundaries / Regulations / Apertures @ 11"x17" (min.)
Reading Outline to lead discussion


--Victoria McReynolds 14:58, 15 March 2014 (CDT)



Device Distillation Diagram + Model

Distillation Diagrams returns to the device in two and three-dimensions in order to synthesize an architecture language of space, boundaries, regulation, apertures, and external light performance.


2-D: Identify internal logic by diagraming a single provocative technical + atmosphere section of your device. Diagram relationships of space, boundaries, regulation, and apertures each on their own trace layer. Isolate diagramed conditions and relationships so as to visualize patterns of organization, orientation, density, and variation. Diagram Space is to focus on closed territories your device encompasses, apple line type variations as it relates to explicit and implied edge conditions. Diagram Boundaries is to focus on the material opacity and transparency, apply line weights and types depending upon boundary condition. Diagram Regulations is to reveal organization of material and space across the entire device. Identify center axis, control points, alignments, extensions and extrapolations, rotations, and larger geometries with various line types. Diagram Apertures is to reveal the relationship of two space conditions bracketing a threshold zone. Provide a width and thickness to the threshold while outlining the boundary edge of each conjoining space.


3-D: Model the distillation of your device taking direction from your Regulation and Aperture Diagrams and from the original performative device intention (i.e. characteristic diagram and device title). Demonstrate light performance through redirection, extraction, and capturing from an external light source(s) rather than internal light. Maintain articulated connections, joints, and material variations.


Friday (3/14)
Distillation Diagram: Space / Boundaries / Regulations / Apertures @ 11"x17" (min.)
Distillation Model: Redirect / Extract / Capture External light source


--Victoria McReynolds 18:37, 13 March 2014 (CDT)



Phase 03 - site characteristic

Look closely at the specifics of your Solar Observatory Site. Source the ground for evidence of weather, use, and shadow relationships. Developing diagrams that document edge, circulation, and pattern conditions. Build two models that demonstrate the characteristic qualities you realize in this site as relationships of accumulation and facets. Include in the model the North site elevation change between the upper surface of Ave. J and the lower surface of 4th Street. Model the earth below the site. Look to discover and determine what this new site is.


Monday (3/10)
4"x17" use: ground source site documentation

4"x17" weather: ground source site documentation

4"x17" shadows: ground source site documentation
(1) 8"x8" edges regional site diagram @ 1"=100'-0"
(1) 8"x8" circulation regional site diagram @ 1"=100'-0"
(1) 8"x8" patterns regional site diagram @ 1"=100'-0"
(2) site models @ 1/16”, 100‘x400’ ~ 7”x25”


--Victoria McReynolds 16:14, 8 March 2014 (CST)



Agency of Mapping - reminder

Single page outlines are due by the end of today, 3/5, via digital document attached to an email.


--Victoria McReynolds 19:17, 5 March 2014 (CST)



Phase 02 - documentation

Upload at minimum the requirements listed below and any relevant studies of your phase 02 work to your wiki page. Scan in your composite sections and process trace sections and upload these documents to your wiki page as well. Photo document all models providing a minimum six photos per model.


Complete provided reading on Jame's Corner's essay, "The Agency of Mapping" in preparation for Wednesday's lecture. Generate a single page outline from which we will have a discussion following the lecture.


Wednesday (3/5)
complete reading
single page outline of major points


Friday (3/7)
photo document models
scan sections
phase 02 upload to wiki


--Victoria McReynolds 18:52, 3 March 2014 (CST)



Phase 02 - minimum requirements

phase 01 device
phase 01 device characteristic diagram

Site by Noun
4"x17" use: ground source site documentation

4"x17" weather: ground source site documentation

4"x17" shadows: ground source site documentation

(3) 8"x8" site diagrams @ 1"=100', one edges, one circulation, one patterns


Site by Verb
(2) site models @ 1/16”, 130‘x500’ ~ 8”x31”
(2) composite sections @ 1/16” scale, 8”x36”
(2) site operation models @ 1/16", site and device 130‘x300’ ~ 8”x16”
(2) site operation models @ 1/8", site and device 64‘x64’ ~ 8”x8”


--Victoria McReynolds 10:19, 1 March 2014 (CST)



Situated Device Iteration

Iterate your situated device with your characteristic diagram and your site position as guidelines to arrive at an intervention with a clear goal. Continue to strengthen relationships between the site and your device. Extend internal organization elements from your device out into the site and extend patterns from the site into your device. Establish both continuity and difference between the site and device. Focus on articulating the foundation connections as your device anchors to the site. Piers, columns, posts and footings are all to penetrate the ground plane.


Create a combine longitudinal and cross section digital drawing for each situated device. Align the ground plane to be consistent across the section, provide an elevation marker at the seam between the longitudinal cut and cross-section cut, poché cut material and place emphasis on the thickness of the ground plane. Include various line types and weights to convey depth in each section. Include regulating lines in your accent color to differentiate organizing patterns to material edges. Refer to the below section drawing examples by Aaron Carchi, Chris Pope, and Will Pellacani for execution strategies. However, for Friday, do not poché the soil as was completed in the first section.


Friday (2/28)
(2) 1/8" situated site models with device
(2) 1/16" combined section on trace: longitudinal and cross section, poché cut material, include regulating lines
(2) 1/16" revised sketch device studies: plan, longitudinal and cross sections


--Victoria McReynolds 21:45, 26 February 2014 (CST)



Site as Verb

Modify site to establish continuity and difference as means of addressing device position, orientation, and attachment in plan and section.


Wednesday (2/26)
(2) 1/16" situated site models with device
(6) 1/16" sketch device studies: plan, longitudinal and cross sections


--Victoria McReynolds 04:11, 25 February 2014 (CST)



Edges, Circulation, Patterns

Analyze the site as an accumulation of forces and networks. Diagram three conditions of edges, circulation, and patterns, working from the strategies of Stan Allen's Field Conditions. Identify edges as limits defining beginning and endings. Document circulation as pathways that occur over time. Include observations on frequency, density, and orientation. Investigate patterns that exist on the site, identify the unit and document the repetition on site. Diagram both the physical and extended state of each condition.


Friday (2/21)
(2) 1/16" completed yellow territory model
(1) 8"x8" edges regional site diagram @ 1"=100'-0"
(1) 8"x8" circulation regional site diagram @ 1"=100'-0"
(1) 8"x8" patterns regional site diagram @ 1"=100'-0"
(3) revised ground source images


--Victoria McReynolds 19:37, 20 February 2014 (CST)



Phase 01 - resolution

Have all project work from Phase 01 pinned up by the end of today (Monday, 2/17). Stack multiples of analysis only information behind the primary drawing or documentation.


Revise work posted to the wiki per in studio conversation today.


--Victoria McReynolds 21:36, 17 February 2014 (CST)



Phase 02 - Site as Noun, Site as Verb

This next phase marks a shift in focus away from the internal logic of your device out to the conditions of site. We will understand the site of Avenue A + 50th as a noun through analysis and observation and as a verb through situating your device.


Materialize the spatial and characteristic qualities of the site. Maintain spatial proportional consistency. Construct a 1/16" site model of the yellow territory, roughly 130'x500', either as a faceted plane or an accumulated mass, which demonstrates the existing spatial features. Accumulation, projection, and orientation are paramount to creating a model that realizes the characteristic of the site. Reference the exhibition work of Maya Lin's Landscapes and Graem Whyte's modified ping pong landscape.


Ground sourcing enters the observer into the site directly through gravity. Document the ground of your site by photographing conditions of use (program), weather (accumulation + evaporation), and shadows (seeing above below). Your camera is to be parallel to gravity and positioned no higher than your shoulders and no lower than your waist.


Wednesday (2/19)
(2) 1/16" yellow territory model
4"x17" use: ground source site documentation
4"x17" weather: ground source site documentation
4"x17" shadows: ground source site documentation


--Victoria McReynolds 21:33, 17 February 2014 (CST)



Phase 01 Documentation

Upload all device work from your phase 01 exercise to your individual wiki page, reference the requirement list below for minimum requirements. Scan water color atmosphere work with digital drawings, upload device technical drawings with and without water color to your wiki page. Photo document your device with and without context lighting. Provide six images minimum of each lighting condition including at least one over all image and three detail images. At minimum 12 images are to be uploaded to your wiki page, print one 4" tall 36" wide full bleed image strip. Revisit your device statement and describe the gestalt intention of your device. Include description as to how your device transcends its context.


For Monday (2/17)
Phase 01 documentation uploaded to wiki
(6) 36"x4" printed image strip of device documentation
(1) Device Statement


--Victoria McReynolds 21:54, 14 February 2014 (CST)



Phase 01 Final Push

Developing multiplicity and complexity is essential in demonstrating highly articulated devices that capture, extract, and redirect light. Utilize the section drawings as a means to further define roles of cavities and thresholds, accentuate various material thickness, and reinforce ordering systems across the device. Refine the axonometric so that all levels of complexity are on display in the device. Push and tests extremes in effort to realize a provocative solution from an evocative position.


--Victoria McReynolds 22:06, 10 February 2014 (CST)



Phase 01 - Minimum Requirements

All drawings are to be printed and pinned up at the start of class Wednesday (2/12), final device is due by 8:30am Friday (2/14).


Instrument Analysis

(6) 11"x8.5" Elevation documentation, annotated and dimensioned, of your optical instrument

(x) 4"x36" Evidence film stills with 4" high images, quantity dependent on evidence amount

(1) 11"x17" Unfolded collage

(1) 11"x17" Components photo

(1) 11"x17" Parts photo, organized by size

(3) 8.5"x11" Diagrams: controls (spatial & material), internal function, external performance

(2) 11"x17" Drawings Technical: plan and section

(x) 11"x17" Drawings: optical path, on clear film, quantity dependent on instrument complexity

(x) Instrument Components and Parts




Device Assembly

(1) 11"x8.5" Characteristic Diagram
(1) 11”x4” Device Title

(4) 11"x17" Drawings: 2 plan and 2 section, on clear film

(4) 11"x17" Wash Drawings: light or shadow

(1) 24"x24" Axonometric: entire device, x-ray

(1) Device with internalized lights

(x) Process models


--Victoria McReynolds 21:55, 10 February 2014 (CST)



Titles, Sections and Multiplicity

Title your device as a way to introduce tonality beyond the technical performance of light so your audience anticipates a set of relationships. Refer to Josef Alber's complimenting titles for his "Homage to the Square" painting, such as Advancing Spring. Allow your device title to support the direction you established in your Characteristic Diagram.


Today most devices failed to demonstrate all three basic relationships of redirection, capture, and extraction. It is necessary to resolve conditions of ambiguous light source positions, singular light paths, and passive device orientation to context in order to demonstrate basic device performance. Commit to visualizing light by modeling various test spaces and allow the performance of light to determine whether a design decision is satisfying or not. Do not spin your wheels analyzing over which is the best move forward. Take the step by modeling first a condition then determine if where you are is where you want to be rather than agonizing over the value of taking the step in the first place.


Build up device complexity through multiplicity. Repeat elements (such as an aperture geometry, light path rotation, or an enclosure plane) while introducing variation of treatment (such as position, materiality, or thickness). Establish an architecture language of assembly, connections, and joints that work to reinforce your device title and characteristic diagram. Refer to Carlo Scarpa's Castlevecchio plan for a reminder of complexity through multiplicity.


Identify four section cut planes along the long axis of your device through which to cut, two sections are to be made in plan, two sections are to be made longitudinally. Provide clear technical drawings, poche material cut through while drawing conditions both forward and behind the cut plane. Apply techniques of line weights as it relates to materiality and proximity to the cut plane. Apply techniques of line types to enforce understandings of visible and hidden conditions additionally relationships of surface change in plane compared to edges of material. Refer to Chris Pope and Christy Purcella device drawings. Include standard name, title and graphic scale on all drawings.


For Wednesday (2/5)
(1) Device demonstrating Multiplicity
(1) Device Title, 4"x11"
(2) Device Plans, 11"x17"
(2) Device Sections, 11"x17"


--Victoria McReynolds 21:23, 3 February 2014 (CST)



Device Complexity

Continue to develop multiplicity in your device by testing larger themes of light quality, the role of shadow, multiple volumes, materiality, and orchestrating the context. Provide hands free device performance, model device position to ground plane, and identify intended orientation to adjacent planes. Device light demonstration is to be capable of performing in various ambient light, design your device so that the light you are using projects and illuminates as intended. Successful light performance occurs only through multiple iterations of device refinement. Build the complex relationships of material, light, and surroundings through redirection, capture, and extraction.


For Monday (2/3)
(1) Developed Device Model
Post Analysis work to individual wiki page


--Victoria McReynolds 03:12, 2 February 2014 (CST)



Constructing Devices

Machines are social before being technical. - Guilles Deleuze, Foucault (Minneapolis, 1988) p.13


Multiplicity, Imagination and Activation are three key properties exhibited by devices. As you transition into device construction from instrumental analysis, understand that the device embodies versatility and simultaneity not previously exhibited in your optical instrument.


Device via Redirect / Capture / Extract
With the lens, frames and apertures of your optical path as the backbone, construct three device models which interpret your Characteristic Diagram. Introduce variables which subvert the designed optical path to see seeing through methods of Redirect, Capture, and Extract.


Redirect : Manipulating Constraints

Focusing upon the optical paths, apply spatial modifying techniques such as expand, bisect, stretch, shift in scale, inverting proportions, and reconfiguration of boundaries.


Capture : Constructing Culverts

The intention of capturing light is to materialize light. This is accomplished either by interrupting or redirecting the path of light. Positioning planar or linear elements to intersect with the optical path introduces a surface for reflection. Constructing room to diverge a path of light offers another method of capturing light.


Extract : Activate Context

Externalize illumination beyond the designed boundaries to activate surrounding through light and shadow play. Engage the floor, wall, edge and/or adjacent surface by orchestrating the resultant light effect. Consider distance, angle, reflectivity and light levels between your device and the surrounding context.


For Friday (1/31)
(3) Device Models
(1) Refined Characteristic Diagram, 8.5"x11"


--Victoria McReynolds 15:38, 30 January 2014 (CST)



Characteristic Development / Atmosphere Description

Refine both your Characteristic Diagram and Instrument Unfolded Collage to support your larger vision of what makes your optical instrument great. Clarify your argument on conditions of internal logic, performance, assembly, and operation. Retain a commitment to the critical spatial configuration (such as dimension, proportion, sizing, or position) while envisioning an atmosphere that transcends the object to engage other spatial scales.


Read the introduction section of CJ Lim's "Devices: a manual of architectural + spatial machines" which we will discuss Wednesday. Organize a single page of notes outlining key points in the reader.


Acquire a constant light source to build into your optical device. This could either be a LED source or other small lamp, source HB distributor which allows you to select the angle of light intensity. Or reference Lily LEDs manufacturer site or Model Train Hobby shop for 5mm - 10mm LEDs.


For Wednesday (1/29)
(1) Characteristic Diagram, 8.5"x11"
(1) Unfolded Collage, 11"x17"
(1) Reader Notes, single page outline

- LED and battery source


--Victoria McReynolds 23:44, 27 January 2014 (CST)



Evidence + Components


Evidence

To complete the analysis of your instrument as an object it is necessary to document the optical path of travel through the instrument itself. Demonstrate the instrument's performance by shining light through all paths of seeing. Film every optical path's performance, whether it be the sight path, projection path or recording path. Mount the video camera on a tripod to retain a consistent frame as you expand and contract the distant variables between screen, instrument and light. It is also necessary to demonstrate light shining through the paths of seeing as designed and inverse to the expected use of the instrument. Select multiple stills of the film in order to illustrate the evident range of your instrument performance. Arrange each "path of seeing" documentation on a separate 4"x36" landscape format page.


Components

Comprehension of assemblies increase when things come apart. Following the dimensional, annotative, and performative analysis of your Optical Instrument as a single object it becomes necessary to analyze your instrument according to its components. Prior to taking your instrument apart, position your camera in a marked location to video your process of disassembling, similar to Todd McLellan's new work film. This video is critical as a reference of sequence and relationships. Separate your instrument into primary components, for example the lens is separate from the cavity is separate from the door. Arrange these components on a clean white horizontal surface according to the internal performative logic of the optical paths of travel. Photograph the arrangement square to the camera with crisp lighting and contrast.

After documenting your arranged components, construct a collage of your instrument unfolded. Start with the main optical cavity and work out towards the perimeter. A shared edge should tie the unfolded surfaces together. Most images may come from your arranged component documentation however it may be necessary to photograph some components specifically for the collage, such as interior elevations of the instruments cavities. Reference Mei-Fang Liao's bus collage

Technical Drawings - Draw a plan and section of your instrument illustrating material thickness and cavity sizes. Locate the section parallel to the optical path of travel. Poche cut material and include a graphic scale. Include information that exists behind the cut plane.

Diagram three conditions of your instrument: internal controls (spatial & material), external constraints from instrument to eye and external constraints from instrument to viewed object. For internal controls, diagram the spatial and material elements of the optical path(s) of travel, such as cavities, lens, frames and channels. Include proportional relationship analysis, such as line of symmetry, point or axis of rotation, angle or reflection. For external performance to the eye, diagram the light path, necessary distance, and proportional relationship as the instrument is designed. For external performance to the object, diagram the light path, necessary distance, and proportional relationship to the object in focus as the instrument is designed. Include information such as the throw of light from the instrument onto the screen in relation to the distance between the two.


All drawings, diagrams and collage are to be completed digitally.


For Wednesday (1/22)
4"x36" Instrument evidence film stills with 4" images, one film strip per optical path light direction
11"x17" Instrument components photo, document systems
11"x17" Technical Drawing: plan
11"x17" Technical Drawing: section
8.5"x11" Diagram: controls (spatial & material)
8.5"x11" Diagram: internal function
8.5"x11" Diagram: external performance


>Revise Optical Instrument elevational documentation as discussed in studio - annotation, descriptive language, graphic scale, format on page.



--Victoria McReynolds 18:58, 17 January 2014 (CST)



Seeing See Seeing

Acquire an optical instrument from which you will become an expert through analysis, dissection and assemblage. The optical instrument must have a minimum of two lens, container, view port and does not digitally translate the image. The optical instrument must be intelligently assembled and capable of transmitting light through the optical path.


Places to find optical instruments may be thrift stores (such as Goodwill, Disabled American Veterans, Salvation Army), antique stores, Ebay, or Craigslist Lubbock.


For Friday, provide six excellent elevational photographs documenting your optical instrument square to the camera. Photoshop out the background so it is just the instrument on the paper space. Annotate key parts of the instrument utilizing descriptive language associated with the performance of the instrument. Provide dimensioning and a graphic scale from which to understand the size. Each elevation is to be printed on its own 11x8.5 landscape format page.


Be prepared with tools and a desk lamp to begin disassembling your instrument, in addition to the required studio materials and equipment listed in the course syllabus.


Friday (1/17)
Optical Instrument
(6) 11x8.5 elevation documentation, annotated and dimensioned, of your optical instrument



--Victoria McReynolds 01:49, 16 January 2014 (CST)