Chloe Myra (0328606)
Under Assignment 1, we familiarised ourselves with basic elements of architecture and they are called “point” and “line”.
Point: Marks a position of space.
Line: An identifiable path created by a point moving in space.
Before we could proceed any further with our assignment, we were instructed to search for photos of architecture on the Internet.
“This was my first attempt in spatial design and it was nice to have a little insight on how space works with just points and lines. I also enjoyed this one because it was hands-on.”
After learning about points and lines, we proceeded to “planes” and “voids”.
Plane: A flat surface created by lines.
Void: An open space created within planes.
There are three types of planes; base, wall and overhead. They do not necessarily have to be enclosed. Hence, creating an open space called a “void”. It mostly serves the function of air ventilation and the penetration of natural light.
Before we could build our model, we were required to analyse the 3 different types of planes on the photos we had chosen from the Internet.
We were required to choose a B&W city map and fill the streets with different coloured pens. This was to create planes from the shapes that we wanted for our 3D development. Then small nails were utilised to hold the horizontal planes together.
“This assignment really tested my thinking skills because I needed to consider the functionality behind it and I didn’t really like the shapes I created until I built it up.”
Proportion: A comparative relationship between parts of an entire work to a whole within one image.
Scale: The overall size of an object in relation to other objects, humans or the environment.
Balance: Distribution of weight or force among visual units; asymmetrical, symmetrical and radial.
“That’s the end of PROJECT 1.”