PROJECT 3

Chloe Myra (0328606)

 

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FINAL_ASSIGNMENT

 

Urban landscape: It is a combination of art and science concentrating on the health of our environment and the people’s welfare. 

 

During this assignment, we concentrated on one particular project in which we needed to construct an urban landscape, based on our intentions and research that we had looked upon.

 

RESEARCH:

 

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Included are references and textures.

 

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Above are pictures for reference so that I could get an idea on how I wanted my model to appear and how I could consider the functions in terms of lighting, air ventilation and human traffic. The theme resembled a green environment where nature had only been manipulated and not deteriorated.

 

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT:

Instead of a conventional art gallery, I determined on building an art gallery that was both indoor and outdoor. In other words, the gallery did not necessarily need to be enclosed with four walls and a ceiling.

 

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CONCEPTUAL BOARD

 

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A draft before proceeding to the conceptual board.

 

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The proposed areas within the urban landscape. 

 

 

(Left) That was the initial form of the base. (Right) Some shapes were eliminated and altered to give some space so it would not look too compact. Also, the location of the spaces were already considered.

 

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Finalised space planning.
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Initial outline.
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Pathways were included.
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Purple arrows indicate the flow of traffic (direction of pathway) and lake was included.

 

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SCALE WAS CHANGED TO 1:150

 

 

 

Initially, a template of the urban landscape was worked with throughout. The model of the art gallery was built downwards from sea level instead of building it upwards and 7 layers of modelling boards were compulsory to create a conspicuous depth.

 

 

The grass and a blue plastic perspex sheet were then included within the internal region.

 

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Different textures determined the spaces within the urban landscape.

  • Lightest wooden texture: Main entrance + outdoor pathway.
  • Wooden texture with riffle effects: Base plane.
  • Wooden plank texture: A bridge across the lake.
  • Dark brown: Pathway for people to walk on.
  • Grey/Concrete texture: Stairs/An indication of a heightened base.
  • Blue: Lake.

 

 

(Left) Indoor art gallery: The overall structure was scored rather than cut separately and glued together so it would not look too messy. The stretch of rectangular form was replaced by an acrylic sheet to portray a window.

 

 

The rest of the structures progressed before pasting textures and surrounding the space with grass.

 

 

Tensile roofs (made out of a modelling card, curved and curled at the edges to manipulate a perception of a fabric material) were attached to allow more light penetration and air ventilation. Moreover, it gave the formation a lightweight sensation as a whole.

 

PROJECT OUTCOME:

 

PRESENTATION BOARD 1

PRESENTATION BOARD 2

 

Here’s a closer look from a higher perspective:

 

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Below are images showing the interior perspective of the VOID:

 


 

I genuinely loved this project because it tested my patience and skills as an artist. The most challenging part of this was to figure out the technical properties to prevent the VOID from collapsing and the functions behind each space to meet the welfare of a human. It was like role-playing with a playhouse present, only that we’ve to build everything else from scratch. As I’m writing this, the heart kind of hurts knowing that we’ve reached the end. Before taking Spatial Design, I did not know what I had in store because this module was very unfamiliar to me and I did not have the slightest interest. Mind you, I thought I would dislike this subject very much but in turn, I grew fonder and favoured it. Oh well… And thank you, Miss Tan, for guiding me through this semester.”

 

“That’s the end of Spatial Design.”

PROJECT 2

Chloe Myra (0328606)

 

ASSIGNMENT_1_HUMAN_AND_URBAN_LANDSCAPE

 

We learned 6 key phrases for describing this assignment relating to human and urban landscape.

  • Compacity of architecture.
  • City lifestyle that represents human quantum.
  • Living in a compact environment.
  • Elements that represent an urban landscape.
  • Human culture in the use of space.
  • Architecture in relation to human scale.

 

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BASIC RESEARCH:

We ventured into the heart of the city to search for anything in relation to the 6 key phrases.

 

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(1) The lanterns in China Town represented an urban landscape. (2) The buildings were constructed so close together.

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(3) A crowd in a compact environment. (4) The size of the building distinguished by the two humans.

 

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(5) The lifestyle portrayed by the humans in a city. (6) A group of men having tea at a kopitiam.

 

OUTCOME:

A poster of compiled architectural photos taken in Berlin and KL, inspired by the Dada art movement.

 

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A combination of old and modern buildings.

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

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“With the new phrases in mind, there was a satisfying sensation when we were searching for elements representing the human and urban landscape. It’s good to broaden our knowledge regarding this because it keeps you thinking and from there, you are able to consider improvements to a certain problem.”


 

ASSIGNMENT_2_LIGHT_AND_SHADOW

 

We needed to create a floor plan using shapes extracted from shadows of infrastructures. This was where we self-explored and initiated ideas for this assignment.

 

 

The top left picture was chosen for further exploration. Shapes within the photo needed to be experimented on through extension, distortion, flipping and resizing.

 

SKETCHES:

 

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Derived from EXPERIMENT 2

 

OUTCOME:

 

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“It’s fascinating how these shapes were formed just from infrastructural shadows.”


 

ASSIGNMENT_3_HUMAN_AND_SPACE

 

This is a continuation of Assignment 3. We had to create forms with the aid of the floor plan.

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OUTLINE

 

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TOP VIEW

 

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FRONT ELEVATION

 

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RIGHT ELEVATION

 

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LEFT ELEVATION

 

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REAR ELEVATION

 

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EXTERIOR PERSPECTIVE

 

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“That’s the end of Project 2.”

PROJECT 1

Chloe Myra (0328606)

 

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ASSIGNMENT_1_POINTS_AND_LINES

 

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.

 

SKETCHES:

 

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OUTCOME:

 

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Initially, points were marked before they could be connected by lines.

 

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2D RELIEF: A white thread was sewn through the picture that was pasted on a modelling card, tracing the points and lines of the first work.

 

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3D RELIEF: A white thread was wrapped around nails that were hammered through the picture that was pasted on a modelling board, tracing some points and lines.

 

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“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.”


 

ASSIGNMENT_2_PLANE_AND_VOID

 

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.

 

SKETCHES:

 

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OUTCOME

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.

 

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B&W CITY MAP OF BERLIN

 

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TOP VIEW

 

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FRONT ELEVATION

 

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LEFT ELEVATION

 

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RIGHT ELEVATION

 

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REAR ELEVATION

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

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“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.”


 

ASSIGNMENT_3_PROPORTION_SCALE_AND_BALANCE

 

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.

 

SKETCHES

 

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OUTCOME:

 

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PROPORTION OF SCALE CREATES BALANCE: Although the lines are symmetrical, the overall image is asymmetrical due to the position of the colours.

 

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SYMMETRICAL BALANCE: Both sides are equally similar in terms of lines and colours.

 

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ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE: They are not symmetrical because the right side is a 3D interpretation of the 2D image on the left. Black and white threads were wrapped around the nails that we hammered into the drawn points.

 

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“That’s the end of PROJECT 1.”