IDEAhaus_4b_Embodiment COMPETITION (space models)
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.
– 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.
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.
– 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?
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.