ASSIGNMENT: 4b_Embodiment COMPETITION

IDEAhaus_4b_Embodiment COMPETITION (space models)

S15 ARCH 306_ASSIGNMENT 4B_EMBODIMENT COMPETITION

overview:

If plans and sections support the development of a design logic and regulating systems for your IDEAhaus in two dimensions, then models allow you to further understand and develop the experiential effect of these systems in three dimensions.

Building a large scale section and spatial model of your IDEAhaus will expand your exploration of  how  various systems can work, in concert, to shape experience (i.e.  spatial sequences, apertures, structures, envelopes, circulation, material qualities, natural and artificial illumination).  You might explore a singular and unified composition, or the  building could have various experiential “states” in response to shifting conditions, like: changes in activity, environment, season, metropolitan context, daylight.

The review for the large scale spatial models will be in the form of a DESIGN COMPETITION, to be held in Crown Hall, and judged by a panel of guest jurors and by yourselves. Further details regarding the design competition to follow.

objectives:

– understand the ways that space activates and engages your senses;

– improve your skills of narratively describing space and experience and criteria;

– further develop modeling skills and craft;

– explore the strengths of designing 3-dimensionally in section;

– continue working iteratively between physical and digital in your process;

– experience a competitive project working environment;

– accelerate your project development.

process:

Using the agendas,  plans, sections and models  developed over the past weeks, choose a portion of your IDEAhaus to demonstrate the spatial experiences of the building.  Models MUST be between ¼”=1’-0” and ½” = 1’-0” scale (with bias towards the larger) and should represent a plus or minus 5000sf portion of your design.  The model MUST be able to fit within a volume of 42”W x 30”D x 48” tall.   The model should be both sectional and spatial, and should capture both interior space, exterior enclosure and the site.

criteria/questions:

– Does the experience of your building contribute to its use in meaningful ways?

– Does your model capture/embody the primary design logic or concepts for your project?

– Does your design and modeling language embody your concepts and criteria for the design of your building?

– How might a detail be the genesis for discovering an overall concept or strategy for developing the rest of the building?

deliverables:

Design Competition / Friday April 10 2015 / Upper Core

Craft a high-quality physical sectional and spatial model using the parameters provided above to convey the essential and compelling nature of your project.

NOTE: The singular means of presentation suggest that you should exhibit your very highest levels of craft and care.

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KULTURHUS_spatial model competition

A few notes about the model competition tomorrow.

The competition will be held tomorrow afternoon, in the lower level of Crown Hall.   Starting at 1:30pm, you will be asked to place your models and pin up your drawings in the locations indicated on the attached document – S14_ARCH 306_Model Competition pin up assignment+.  This document assigns each of you a number (#) (no personal markings or names should occur on your boards as to keep the competition anonymous).  The locations for each number are also noted in the document, and locations will be marked with numbers on post it notes designating the locations for hanging.   Instructions and rules for setting up are simple.  Please pin up or tape up your drawings directly below the Post-it, leaving the Post-it with your designated number exposed.  Models should be placed directly below your drawings, on bases where possible.  Please begin to collect model bases sooner rather than later.  There likely are not enough model bases in Crown Hall for all 120 of us. If not model bases are available, please place your models on the ground.  The jurors will understand.  Please use the proper tape and adhesive dots to pin up. We will be taping up over the top of the glass windows into the library, so please do so respectfully as to not disturb people working in the library.

At 2:30, please convene in lower core.  The competition will be juried by several guest jurors beginning with introductions at that time.  The jurors will be selecting a shortlist of projects for final review (red dot), and you will be asked to participate by awarding winners in three categories for Best Project (green dot), Best Model(blue dot) and Best Drawing/Rendering (yellow dot).

At 3:30-3:45 pm, all projects should be taken down from their locations, and those projects with red dots should re-hang your projects and re-place your models in lower core.  Please remember to also bring your # designation with you so we have record of which projects belong to who.   All of us will reconvene in lower core at 4:15pm, along with the jurors, for final reviewing and awarding of final winners.

Space is tight and models are large, so please work together to get everything on display.

The pin up #’s and locations will be displayed on the doorways of our studios and in Lower Core tomorrow afternoon around 1pm.    If by mistake your name does not appear on this roster, please either contact me by email (atinucci@iit.edu) or see me tomorrow for a spot.

After introductions at 2:30, please see your studio professor for the stickers you will use to select the ‘audience’ awards.  You will receive three stickers – a green, a blue and a yellow, and you will be asked to vote for your favorite Project (green dot), Model (blue dot) and Presentation (yellow dot), by placing your stickers clearly on or adjacent to your selections.

After the winners have been announced, it is your responsibility to carefully remove your presentation and models from their displayed locations and return the lower level of Crown Hall back as we found it.

Good luck on the home stretch and can’t wait to see the work tomorrow!

Embodiment (spatial models) DESIGN COMPETITION

overview:

If plans and sections support the development of a design logic and regulating system for your Kulturhus in two dimensions, then models allow you to further understand and develop the experiential effect of these systems in three dimensions.

Building a large scale section and spatial model of your Kulturhus, expand your exploration of  how  various systems can work, in concert, to shape experience (i.e.  spatial sequences, apertures, structures, envelopes, circulation, material qualities, natural and artificial illumination).  You might explore a singular and unified composition, or the  building could have various experiential “states” in response to shifting conditions, like: changes in activity, environment, season, metropolitan context, daylight.

The review for the large scale spatial models will be in the form of a DESIGN COMPETITION, to be held in Crown Hall, and judged by a panel of guest jurors and by yourselves. Further details regarding the design competition to follow.

objectives:

– understand the ways that space activates and engages your senses;

– improve your skills of narratively describing space and experience and criteria;

– develop modeling skills and craft;

– explore the strengths of designing 3-dimensionally in section;

– continue working iteratively between physical and digital in your process;

– experience a competitive project working environment;

– accelerate your project development.

process:

Using the plans and sections developed over the past weeks, choose a portion of your Kulturhus to demonstrate the spatial experiences of the building.  Models MUST be at ⅜”=1’-0” scale, and should be roughly (plus or minus)  18”x 24-30” in scale, representing a rough footprint of 2500-3000sf.   The model should be both sectional and spatial, and should capture both interior space, exterior enclosure and the site.

criteria/questions:

– Does the experience of your building contribute to its agency?

– Does your model capture the primary design logic or concept for your project?

– Does your design and modeling language embody your concepts and criteria for the design of your building?

Deliverables: Design Competition/Monday/14 Apr 2014

1. Craft a high-quality physical sectional and spatial model.  Models are to have an approximate overall volume of 6 cu.ft.  (for example,  36″ x 18″ x 16″)   However, students may select from either 3/8″ or 1/4″ scale to narrow or broaden the scope.   In addition, you must compose:

2. A minimum of (1) and a maximum of (2) 11×17 representations/renderings of the experience by rendering photographs taken of your final model.

3. A 100-word statement of intent, describing the intent of the model in relation to the project.

The limited means of presentation suggest that you should exhibit your very highest levels of craft and care.

Prizes:

400 dollars in sweet, sweet prizes will be distributed to the first, second and third place winners.

 

 

Tepedarium Competition WINNERS

winners

Congratulations to all the shortlisted projects and winners in the Tepedarium Competition last week!

The Audience Award winners were:

Audience_Best Presentation – Rex Meier

Audience_Best Model – Noe Garcia-Mendoza

Audience_Best Project – Gabriel Espinoza

The short list finalists were:

Laura Amaro, George Baciu, Michael Bart, Christopher Brich, Taylor Chan, Aristeo Contreras, Aimee Dewante,  Gabriel Espinoza, Noe Garcia-Mendoza, Angelika Glogowski, Yahnna Glover, Kathy Guzik, Raleigh Howard, Mark Kaminski, Tereza Kostova, Gary Kranz, Charles Massaro, Brittany Mead, Rex Meier, Olumide Oluduro, James Ortega, Jennifer Potoczak, Alejandro Rojas, Luke Romanini, Baine Rydin Ma, Evan Tjondro Koesoemo, Amber Ulasich, Manuel Yeverino, Josh Youn.

And the winners were:

3rd Place (tie) – Tereza Kostova, Baine Rydin Ma

2nd Place – Evan Tjondro Koesoemo

1st Place – Angelika Glogowski

Congratulations again!

If each of you would please email our TA Mahsa (mnicknam@hawk.iit.edu) a maximum of 4 jpegs (2 boards, 2 models) by the end of the upcoming weekend, we would like to post the winners to Flickr.    Please keep the resolutions in check to keep the total upload of images to a minimum.   11 x 17 x 150dpi-200dpi is a good resolution for online viewing (total file size should be max 500K each).   When sending images, please use the following naming convention – “tepdedarium_(category – audience, shortlist, or winner)_(your number)_(your name)_(image #)”.

Nice job all.