Saturday, April 17, 2010

Learning From the Models

The diagrams shown below express three of the primary discoveries made as a result of completing the model-making experiments. They centre around consideration of haptic fabrication from abstract ideas.
The first diagram articulates how, as a result of the process of plaster-casting, 3 somewhat distinct layers stacked ontop of each other were formed. This revealed the opportunity for the user to experience remnant evidence of construction in the final form.
The second diagram concerns the realisation that in order for the walls of the room to float, they needed some way of being tied to the ground. In the model this was able to be achieved by thin but strong nail legs cut into the fabric of the wall. Obviously here, the goal is for subtlety.

The third diagram shows how we were forced to finally consider the external form of the room, and more importantly, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EXTERNAL FORM AND THE INTERNAL ENCASEMENT. This came from originally neglecting how the room was to be encased in the plan drawing.

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