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ASSIGNMENT THREE

ASSIGNMENT 3A
POROUS FORMS

"EX 3A challenges students to mix a variety of techniques explored in Part 2 of the course toward the production of 'porous form' models. These models contain more compounded complexity than the objects explored in Part 2, yet remain relatively simple and unrefined - they are 'proto-architectures.' Proto suggests that the objects are not yet buildings, but contain spatial, proportional, or scalar qualities that make them appear building-like. You may think of the objects you produced in Part 2 as bricks or building blocks that could be used to produce a larger porous form model. In addition to the techniques used in Part 2, EX 3A will introduce projection and patterning into the representational tool kit."

Completed: Spring 2021

Professor: Joel Kerner

ASSIGNMENT 3B
PARTIAL FACADES

"EX 3B builds directly upon the facade techniques explored in ARC 108. Students are tasked with studying a chunk of their porous form model from EX 3A as a partial facade. How can you take a piece of a rather idiosyncratic form and rationalize it into something that resembles a building enclosure? What are the tectonic and stereotomic relationships latent in your EX 3A design? How can you utilize the projected pattern as a material seam? What is a porous aperture or threshold, and what is glass? Special attention will need to be given to material transitions, gaps, reveals, tectonic frames, glass frames, and textures. Adding onto the techniques of projection and shadowing introduced in EX 3A, 3B will introduce glass, material texture, and color."

Completed: Spring 2021

Professor: Joel Kerner

ASSIGNMENT 3C
STRUCTURAL MATRICES

"This week we will be adding structural techniques to our proto-architectural tool kit. Every building has some type of structural system - often times produced from a frame of tectonic elements. Starting with the porous form geometry pro- duced in EX 3A, students will be tasked with producing spatial matrices of thickened line work. These thickened matrices could be thought of as primitive structures. Rather than looking at the surfaces of 3D geometry, as we have been up to this point, we will be looking to produce skeletal “wire frames” of the 3D objects."

Completed: Spring 2021

Professor: Joel Kerner

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