EXPERIMENT THREE: THE BRIDGE
DUE: Thursday 22nd of June, by 11:59pm.
ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING: 35% (marking schedule)
EXPERIMENT 3: THE BRIDGE
TIMETABLE: 5 Weeks, 35% of final grade.
ARCHITECTURAL ISSUE: The Architecture of Theory and Practice.
ARCHITECTURAL CONVENTION: The Moving Element.
ARCHITECTURAL CHALLENGE: Articulating the relationship between Theory and Practice in the students chosen field. A school of Architecture/Architectural Computing/Engineering.
TEXT: “Richard Goodwin: Performance to Porosity” Craftsman House, 2006ISBN: 0975768425
CLIENT: Each student.
SOFTWARE: SketchUp, Lumion, Fraps, Blogger.
TECHNIQUES: The perspective, interactive elements.
ASSESSABLE OUTPUTS: 1 Theory, 18 sketch perspective drawings, 36 custom textures, 1 SketchUp model that includes the two moving elements, 1 Lumion 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.
Imagine you are the Dean of a school of Architecture, Computational Design, or Engineering. Your school has 100 students who are drawn from all around the world and are supported by scholarships. Your challenge is to design a school that forms a bridge spanning buildings in an urban environment. The urban environment is the lower part of the "UNSW Sydney" Kensington campus; the central building is the Squarehouse (building E4 on this map). In addition, you will design two moving elements that modify the students view of the school when they see it from locations on the ground plane vs locations above ground level. These different points of view will reinforce or challenge your particular "Theory".
Offices for Academic Staff
Offices for General Staff
Research Space for Academic Staff
Meeting Rooms for Staff
Meeting Rooms for Students
See this document (prepared by Jacky Yuen) for some indicative floor areas.
Two Moving Elements: these move in relation to the main architectural form to modify views from the Architecture to its surroundings and from the surroundings to the Architecture.
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:
THEORY _ Does the recombination of 3-5 key words suggest a distinctive and significant Theory?
THE 18 SKETCH PERSPECTIVES _ Do the 18 sketch perspectives communicate a distinctive and significant approach the student has taken with respect to circulation and inhabitation?
THE 36 CUSTOM TEXTURES _ Do the 36 custom textures demonstrate inquiry and experimentation with respect to ideas of movement?
THE MOVING ELEMENTS _ Do the moving elements demonstrate a distinctive, significant and formally evocative approach to the students Theory?
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?
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
TEFMA (key document for academic space planning)
The UNSW library home page
Library services for undergraduates
Architecture subject guide
red centre guide