EXPERIMENT THREE: THE BRIDGE
DUE: TUESDAY JUNE 15 by 9pm.
ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING: 35% (marking schedule)
EXPERIMENT 3: THE BRIDGE
TIMETABLE: 5 Weeks, 35% of final grade
ARCHITECTURAL ISSUE: The Architecture of Power
ARCHITECTURAL CONVENTION: The Elevator
ARCHITECTURAL CHALLENGE: Articulating shifting points of view. The World headquarters.
REFERENCE TEXT: http://www.volumeproject.org/
CLIENTS: Angela Merkel, Miranda Kerr, Helen Keller
SOFTWARE: SketchUp, Crysis Wars, Fraps, Blogger
TECHNIQUES: The perspective, Interactive elements
ASSESSABLE OUTPUTS: 1 MashUp of 3 news articles, 18 sketch perspective drawings, 36 custom textures, 1 SketchUp model that includes the two elevators and dining table, 1 Crysis Wars environment, 5 real time image captures on a Blogger weblog.
PREMISE: Environments change over time. Action and interaction within an environment provide a vehicle to synthesize information and make sense of continually shifting structures
Choose a specific business from two of the three clients listed above and create an architecture consisting of three spaces. Two of the spaces should be located in a bridge that spans a valley. The valley should be inspired by a landscape from one of the clients country of origin (so while it is custom designed by each student the valley has a strong connection to a real place in the world ... i.e. Germany, Australia or the United States). The spaces in the bridge are the clients offices (imagine they actually run their business' from there). The third space, on the valley floor, is a place for your clients to meet for a working lunch. Design two elevators to transport your clients to the meeting space and a table around which to meet that reinforces or challenges your particular understanding of "Power".
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 MASHUP OF THREE NEWS ARTICLES _ Does the MashUp of the the three news articles suggest a distinctive and significant approach to the idea of Power?
THE 18 SKETCH PERSPECTIVES _ Do the 18 sketch perspectives communicate a distinctive and significant approach the student has taken with respect to pathways in 3 dimensions?
THE 36 CUSTOM TEXTURES _ Do the 36 custom textures demonstrate enquiry and experimentation with respect to ideas of movement?
THE ELEVATORS AND DINING TABLE_ Do the elevators and dining table demonstrate a distinctive, significant and formally evocative approach to the students understanding of Power?
THE IMAGE CAPTURES AND ARCHITECTURE _ Do the image captures demonstrate that the student has thought about the relative size of each element, what their proportions are, their orientation, what paths they take, 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?
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