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1. Consider the image below. Imagine the dimension labeled "Height" is comfortably above head height for pedestrian movement.


2. Visit the Squarehouse building (E4 on this map) and consider how the 3d-Cross above could fit with the existing Architecture. You might like to take photos to aid your memory for subsequent steps. Imagine how the parameters identified above (on all six legs) could be adjusted to bridge between the Squarehouse, surrounding buildings and the ground plane. The resulting structure will be the basis for pedestrian circulation around your finished Architecture.

3. Divide the pages of your notebook in half. Draw a horizon line in the upper and lower halves. Use a single screen if using an iPhone or iPad or similar.

4. Draw a series of 6 one point perspectives exploring adjustments to the proportions of the six legs you imagined in step 2. Think about the legs themselves, the spaces in between them and the Squarehouse, and between them and buildings they pass by or intersect with. The proportions of the legs should be different in each of your 6 drawings. Use carefully hatched lines to highlight one set of surfaces that exist in parallel planes.

These examples give you an indication of previous student work (note: the task was different but the imaginative adjustment of proportions and drawings in one point perspective are similar).

5. For each of the 6 drawings above draw 2 more perspectives. The supplementary perspectives will show the 3d-Cross from a different point of view (e.g. above you, at eye level, below you). Use carefully hatched lines to highlight one set of surfaces that exist in parallel planes.

Note: throughout the class students will be constructing examples of these perspectives using SketchUp and importing them into Lumion.


Complete by the beginning of next weeks tutorial.

Find a news article referring to Architecture, Computational Design or Engineering. From the article select 3-5 key words and use these in a new sentence to create a distinctive and significant theory. Correctly reference your source article.

note: your selected news article will most likely use the key words to address a "what" question; your theory needs to be more speculative ... it needs to address a "how" or "why" question.