Instructor: Victoria McReynolds


Violet Light on the Llano Estacado and

the House of Irreconcilable Forces



COURSE INFO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Syllabus

Schedule

References

Wiki Help

Student Handbook

University Catalog


PROJECT

House of Irreconcilable Forces


PRESENTATION

Sun Spot

Llano Estacado

Courtyard Containments


WORK SAMPLES

Llano Estacado Maps

Violet Light Exhibition


ROSTER

Beach, Kelsey
Daves, Shane
Gumble, Montgomery
McAllister, Ryan
Mueller, Joseph
Porter, Tyler
Shartle, Carlton
Soto, Magdalena
Stingley, Taleigh
Thoma, Matthew


    


Light + Land

Demonstrate the shadow pattern created by your house on the adjacent land over the course of a single day in stages of 30 min. increments at the golden hours. Provide separate shadow diagram that traces the impact of shadow patterns across the year. Revisit your light video and create a new sequence that documents the light pattern within the courtyard and across your project.

Outline a list of presentation drawings, size and scale, you will create for next Monday content due date. Lists will be reviewed during desk crits on Wednesday, as will your progress grade, and presentation perspectives.


Wednesday (11/12)
-Shadow plan demonstrations
-Light video
-Presentation drawing list


--Victoria McReynolds 01:44, 11 November 2014 (CST)



Mid-Project Min. Requirements


Starting Statement
Light in Courtyard diagram
Irreconcilable Force diagram
Irreconcilable Forces Essay
Llano Estacado Essay
Violet Light Essay

(3) Courtyard Enclosure Models
(3) Sunrise / Sunset light videos
(3) Photostrip documentation stills of video sequence
(3) Light Volumes
(3) Persona Panaroma with timeline

Research Data
Bibliography


  • Refer to project prompt - additional drawings, diagrams, photos, models as considered necessary.


--Victoria McReynolds 17:53, 10 October 2014 (CDT)



Light, Hot Topic

Recent news postings on the complexities of light.


Nvidia Proves We Walked on the Moon - Not That It Needed To, McMillan, Robert for WIRED, 09/24/2014
2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, United Nations Global Initiative
Nobel Prize in Physics 2014, Work on LED lights


--Victoria McReynolds 22:23, 7 October 2014 (CDT)



Courtyard tracking / Horizontal light accuracy

Make measured progress to refine your courtyards by tracking the performance of light during sunrise / sunset of summer and winter solstice. Manage the margin of error by combining studies: heliodon, digital modeling, and sun peg chart. Create three sets of volume of light (sunrise + sunset) in order to better visualize the light performance. Choose to track the light volume either as one set for each of three models or three sets for one model - List time, light azimuth, light altitude, for each volume. These light sets are an opportunity to refine the light performance by modifying frame and volume which the light passes through. Utilize this means of visualizing light to adjust courtyard and surrounding enclosures to better shape the horizontal light and thus create a tension that reveals your irreconcilable forces. This iteration is all about gaining accuracy, tracking, precision, and anticipated performance.



Wednesday (10/8)
-Three Light Volume Sets: digital, axon views printed
-Light performance videos: sunrise/sunset for each model
-Three courtyard models
-Completed heliodon


--Victoria McReynolds 22:03, 6 October 2014 (CDT)



Essays, Wiki, Irreconcilable Forces

Revise the two essays for Monday competition.
Utilize the outlines from today's writing seminar.
Retain a printed version posted to your wall in studio.
Post Violet Light and Llano Estacado work to your wiki page.
For correct format, reference Harrison Marek's wiki page.
Write the first draft defining irreconcilable forces between the monument and house.


Monday (9/22)
-Violet Light essay + WC evidence
-Llano Estacado essay, What Makes the Monument + WC evidence
-Irreconcilable Forces essay
-Bibliography: on light, map, essays


--Victoria McReynolds 17:54, 19 September 2014 (CDT)



Writing is Hard

Leaner, Faster, Stronger, Better
Rewrite essays on Violet Light and Llano Estacado to convey the richness of what you have figured out with attention given to the content, delivery, and pace. Gain feedback on both draft essays from the TTU Writing Center while continuing to write, rewrite, and write again. Demand lyrical and substantive content of your writing to achieve an essay actually worth reading. Refer to the course resource page for architecture relevant writing references.


In teams of two read and identify key elements of the assigned essays to present in studio on Friday. Create a digital single page outline from which you will present and share with others.

The Writing Life, Annie Dillard. Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, 1989.
Kelsey + Monty
On Writing Well - The Classic Guide to Writing NonFiction, William Zinsser. HarperCollins, New York, 2006.
Joey + Ryan
The ELements of Style, William Strunk and E.B. White. MacMillan, 1979.
Carlton + Shane
Say It All In Six Words, Lizzie Widdicombe. The New Yorker February 25, 2008.
Sofia + Taleigh
The Essay as Form, T.W.Adorno; Bob Hullot-Kentor; Frederic Will. New German Critique, No.32. (Spring - SUmmer, 1984), pp. 151-171.
Tyler + Matt


Friday (9/19)
-Violet Light essay + WC evidence
-Llano Estacado essay, What Makes the Monument + WC evidence
-Bibliography: on light, map, essays
-Essay Outline


--Victoria McReynolds 20:00, 17 September 2014 (CDT)



EX02 - Final Content

Completed map and model are due @1:00 tomorrow, Wednesday (9/17). What Makes the Monument is to be answered by both 2D/3D submission.


--Victoria McReynolds 11:28, 16 September 2014 (CDT)



Llano Estacado : EX02

What Makes the Monument.
Mapping is an act of exploration, discovery, and enablement as defined by James Corner. Boundary, time, and measurement are the three conditions from which you will map the Llano Estacado. Arrive at a composite drawing that describes this landscape and defines your perception of what makes the monument.


Friday (9/12)
-(1) Llano Estacado map: 24"x24"
-(1) Write of Llano Estacado Position
-(1) Rewrite of Violet Light Position


--Victoria McReynolds 21:58, 10 September 2014 (CDT)



Violet Light : EX01

-(4+) Refined Violet Light Evidence Images + time stamp log: appropriate edit size
-(4+) Light Profile Diagrams: same format size as photo documentation
-(4+) Aerial Event Diagrams: same height size as LP Diagram, any width
-(4+) Volumetric Light Models
-Violet Light Field Log: sketchbook with recordings of light and atmosphere observations
-Supporting content: i.e. sun polar chart, golden/blue hour logs




Define + Diagram

Build and refine your violet light photo documentation based on the discussion today. Key improvements to consider: enclosure, event - not spectacle, and edit the frame. Continue to increase the violet light field log with observations during sunrise and sunset.


Create two diagrams to accompany the violet light photo documentation: 1) light profile, and 2) aerial event. Light profile is to reduce the image to the light boundaries of natural, electric, and atmosphere. Illustrate in monochromatic color pallet as in the example of LA sun spots. Aerial event is intended to provide a plan study of the light lines, camera view corridor, sun polar chart, and enclosure boundaries in which your violet light photo documentation demonstrates. Apply refined line weights and types to provide clarity for each layer.


Friday (8/29)
-(4+) Refined Violet Light Evidence Images + time stamp log: appropriate edit size
-(4+) Light Profile Diagrams: same format size as photo documentation
-(4+) Aerial Event Diagrams: same height size as LP Diagram, any width
-Violet Light Field Log: sketchbook with recordings of light and atmosphere observations
-Scenes in America Deserta readings: ch. 1,3,6 - arrive with an outline of notes and questions from content


--Victoria McReynolds 22:03, 27 August 2014 (CDT)



Hashtag Action

For all those great violet light phone photos that don't quite meet the description of enclosure hastag them, #VL5501 and #VioletLight. Build a digital image library.


--Victoria McReynolds 21:45, 27 August 2014 (CDT)



Violet Light

Explore, investigate, and demonstrate violet light operating within an enclosure in Lubbock or the Llano Estacado. Goal is to demonstrate violet light in a space opposed to the spectacle of the event. Work from definitions provided in the studio syllabus and the Twilight Calculator as well as the sun path chart from UO SMRL. Key conditions that indicate a violet light situation include natural light projected on a vertical surface and the combination of natural and electric light, although these are not the only scenarios in which violet light occurs. Documentation of an enclosure is best conveyed through demonstrated boundaries, pattern repetition, and/or boundary behind the camera being projected into the frame.


Each photograph is to include a log description of environment information, for example: time, weather, cloud cover, orientation, etc. Additionally take field notes within the violet light hours to grow your observation of light behavior during these specific and dynamic times of the day. Submit four photos at minimum with at least one photo from sunrise, one photo from sunset. Each photo must be from a different location.


Acquire a desk clamp/clip lamp with an incandescent bulb and a minimum arm reach of 28" to provide close positionable task lighting (e.g. Staples, Ikea, McMaster-Carr, Jieldé or Artemide).


Wednesday (8/27)
-(4) Violet Light Evidence Images + time stamp log: 8.5"x11"
-Violet Light Field Log: sketchbook with recordings of light and atmosphere observations
-Scenes in America Deserta readings: ch. 1,3,6 - arrive with an outline of notes and questions from content
-Studio Aspiration write up: no more than 1 page description of your goals for this studio
-Desk Lamp w/incandescent bulbs: bring in additional variations if interested for discussion


--Victoria McReynolds 19:04, 25 August 2014 (CDT)