EXPERIMENT ONE: DATUM
DUE: Sunday April 11 by 9:00pm.
ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING: 25% (marking schedule)
TIMETABLE: 4 Weeks, 25% of final grade.
ARCHITECTURAL ISSUE: Selling Creativity
ARCHITECTURAL CONVENTION: The Stair
ARCHITECTURAL CHALLENGE: Articulating below, on and above a ground plane. Studio workshops.
REFERENCE TEXTS: www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk and www.saatchi.com and www.sothebys.com
CLIENTS: Patricia Piccinini, Ricky Swallow, Richard Goodwin
SOFTWARE: Google Sketchup, Blogger
TECHNIQUES: The section, texturing and UV mapping, animation and blogging
ASSESSABLE OUTPUTS: 18 sketch sections, 36 custom textures, 2 draft sketchup models, 1 developed sketchup model, 3 animations on a Blogger weblog
PREMISE: We can understand Architecture as a series of relationships between surfaces, objects and spaces. The datum introduces an idea of measurement into these relationships so that we can begin to understand the balance or otherwise of a scheme
Choose a specific work from two of the three artists listed above and create an architecture consisting of three spaces; one below ground, one above ground and one on the ground plane. The spaces above and below ground are the artists studios (imagine they are actually creating the work there). The space on the ground plane is a gallery for selling the work. Create a stair that allows each artist to bring their completed work to the gallery in a distinctive and significant way.
In addition to the overall course assessment criteria students will be assessed on the
level and extent to which they engage with the criteria listed below:
THE THREE WORDS _ Do the three words work together to suggest a distinctive and significant approach to engaging with each artists work?
THE 18 SKETCH SECTIONS _ Do the 18 sketch sections communicate a distinctive and significant approach the student has taken with respect to the artists work and their relationship to the datum?
THE 36 CUSTOM TEXTURES _ Do the 36 custom textures demonstrate enquiry and experimentation with respect to ideas of measurement?
THE STAIR _ Does the stair demonstrate a distinctive and significant approach to bringing the completed artwork into the gallery?
THE ANIMATIONS AND ARCHITECTURE _ Do animations demonstrate that the student has thought about the relative size of each element, what their proportions are, their orientation, how texture and color map over their surfaces and how all of the above work together to establish the balance or otherwise of their scheme?
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
ftp://emustore.fbe.unsw.edu.au and navigate to; Resources\samples\Arch\ARCH1101 - Lowe
the above is a link to the ARCH1101 resources folder (your user name is the letter 'u' followed by your student ID and your password is your normal fbe password. If you haven't set that go to the "current students" page on the fbe website and follow the "FBE password services" link).
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