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Phase 03: The Residence

DUE: Tuesday 17 November by 23:59.

ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING: 40% (marking schedule)


Timetable: 15 September - 17 November
Site: Cnr of Dowling Street and Reid Avenue, Woolloomooloo
Software: UE4, Rhino, Grasshopper, 3ds max
Techniques:Real Time Data Streaming, Advanced Grasshopper, Grasshopper Plugins, 3dsMax modeling, UVW Unwrapping and Mapping.
Assessable Outputs: 1 UE4 project folder, 1 Pavilion with revisions to suit 1 Domestic Residence, 1 x 3 minute (max) short film, 5 x stills from the UE4 environment, 1 x final grasshopper script (with comprehensive comments), 1 x 3dsmax model of the architectural precedent, 3 x 3dsMax models of the modified precedent.
Premise: That deformation, tension and negotiation can be positive attributes of multiprogram/mixed use developments.


Raumplan vs Plan Libre: http://repository.tudelft.nl/assets/uuid:e613a1d6-403b-476b-828d-3340f275c74f/0696-1421.pdf

Ornament and Crime: http://www2.gwu.edu/~art/Temporary_SL/177/pdfs/Loos.pdf



To provide for peoples safe and productive use of the pavilion facilities there will be an on-site caretaker. His/her residence should accommodate their small family. Their residence should shelter them from the potentially noisy use of the public space that surrounds their home. A transition from public to private is assumed in terms of traffic, visual and acoustic variables. Explore one key work from Adolf Loos or Le Corbusier to inform your design. The insertion of this architectural element will necessitate the revision of your pavilion.


Massive UE4 Tutorial Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZlv_N0_O1gaCL2XjKluO7N2Pmmw9pvhE

The written tutorials below are a good refresher once your watched the video tutorials above (focus, especially, on the “Level Designer Quick Start” and “Artist Quick Start” sections):



1 Minute startup videos to begin your 3dsMax training:

Modeling a building using Boolean Operations:

For correct lighting/shadowing models need to have a second UV channel that is unwrapped so that there are no overlapping coordinates; these tutorials are the best I’ve found on a topic that can be confusing for beginners:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYW0y8y2hk0
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDKUkqTKt80
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDKUkqTKt80
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjwxXh5VxeQ
Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouHLM490rL4
Part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=furPjB6S-0w
Part 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqGZ8M9b7EE
Part 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1QclNa7ns
Part 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPcDyTb4ZhY
Part 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCcx-0X--H0 

It’s very important to get this right, so it’s worthwhile to watch all of the videos above; this link explains why it’s so important



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:

Precedent_ Is the precedent architecture accurately modeled?
Care with Geometry_ Has the student taken care not to create unnecessary geometry?
Modified Precedents_ Are the three modified precedents distinctive?
Reflecting Site Conditions_ Do the three modified precedents reflect the new site conditions?
Modified Pavilion_ Has the Pavilion been well modified with respect to the siting and geometric impact of the Residence?
Grasshopper Script Comments_ Does the final Grasshopper script include comprehensive and useful comments?
Five Stills_ Do the five stills represent, or extend, the scheme well?
3 Minute Film_ Does the 3 minute short film represent, or extend, the scheme well?