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2nd Half of the Semester by thomas kearns
October 20, 2008, 5:10 pm
Filed under: meta-studio

I hope everyone had a fantastic break, and is rejuvinated and ready to work hard on the second half of the semester.  As I have mentioned before, we will be changing gears and diving in to things at a larger scale.  The goal of the next phase of work is to explore the core concepts, through the projects construction and materiality, of a specific section of the project.  This might be a slice, a corner, a wall, a portion.  It should go without saying, but the condition you choose should be the condition that best represents your project.  We will be looking first from a spatial point of view and then from constructability.  Through this investigation you should have a more acute understanding of the cost implications allowing for a more accurate final estimate.

The goal will either be for the production of, 2 to 3 – 3dspace + material study images or a large scale physical model both with a revised cost estimate.  We will dedicate 4 1/2 weeks for this part of the project, with a public review of the finished drawings or models a week before thanksgiving break.  This should allow ample time to revise projects through the production of a small rendered construction document set for the end of the semester.

Drawings are to be 1-2 fully rendered 3 dimensional sections drawn to fill a minimum of a 24×36 sheet size, at the largest scale compositionally appropriate  to the scope of the subject matter, this could result in approximately 1/2″ = 1′-0″ foreground scale  for your entire building or upwards of 3 = 1′-0″ for a smaller section thereof.  Students who choose to drawings must complete atleast 1 interior sectional perspective and 1 in-situ exterior rendering and if desired/necessary 1 additional drawing of either type.  Physical models should be of quality material construction akin to a 2nd year model at a scale of atleast 1/2″ = 1′-0″ for the entire house, or a larger scale relative to what would be the equivalent drawings (see above) of a portion of the house.


Mon Oct 20th – 1 hr mockups + quick group review

Mon Oct 27th – all drawings mocked up model framed out

Mon Nov 3rd – spatial group review – progress

Wed Nov 12th – constructability group review – progress

Fri Nov 14th – Begin Final production Drawings + Models

Fri Nov 21st – review w/guest – Drawings, Models, Cost analysis

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