Structure & Surface Week 4/5

Contexual Practice


 Today was our last day for completing the project so I worked on my 3D model and I tried to make photoshop for my final outcome. I selected city’s squares for the background because I wanted to make an art gallery as my final model so everybody can go there easily. During my photoshop part, I used some apps which are “Eraser” and “ Inpatient". It was fun, I had done before a lot of times and I was not forced because of this reason but When I finished it, I noticed that I did not pay attention to the scales and angles in the photograph but I couldn't change it much because of the app I used. I was planning to find a new app if our time was not limited. So the next time, I'll investigate and use another app for my digital outcomes.

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( I used CSM King's Cross Center because there is a large and spacious area and it also made sense to put the art gallery next to the school.) - photographed by me /for my primary research/.  

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 (The Bean / Chicago) / I chose this place because it has a large space and I thought it would come to the fore if it was among similar buildings./

 As a result, Today I was generally interested in the small details of my project. After the class, I am planing to write a summary of my project and prepare a double page for the presentation. 


 The last day of project was little bit exhausting for me because I tried to show all details on double page and I wrote summary about my "Illuminate" project. 



 (On my last page, I tried to give a little bit of all the research that I did from beginning to end. At the end, I showed the construction stages of my model. I plan to keep research pages more in the next project.) 

 Today also we looked at each other's sketchbook. I observed a lot of people used different materials and they went to workshops during the last week so I felt very nervous. I didn’t go to any workshop before and I think this situation affected my work quality. I am planning to go workshop for the next project and also today I learned that how I should be using research pages from our tutors. 

   This afternoon, we started the Structure and Surface project. Our tutors give us to 18 different words and they wanted us to learn these and investigate 12 of them so I chose 12 words from the Visual Dictionary which are Fragile, Looped, Perforated, Porous, Stretched, Facetted, Modular, Knitted, Skeletal, Textured, Covered and woven. After that, I gathered two different drawings or photos for each word. I started taking photos on the Archway campus. however, as it was insufficient, I continued to investigate with some of the objects I saw at home or on the road. I drew the details of some of the photos I selected with my hand and helped me understand these words. today I finally transferred my primary research to workflow and completed my sketchbook.  I plan to do secondary research tomorrow. 


 In the first week, I researched a structure inspired by a spider web and it impressed me a lot so in my primary research, I photographed spider webs and water drops under the topic of fragile and then I decided to investigate further. At the same time, our tutors wanted us to choose 6 words from the Visual Dictionary so I chose Stretched, Facetted, Porous, Skeletal with Fragile for my secondary research because I'm more impressed with these words. Besides these, I want to study architecture so I plan to choose C as the pathway. I started to research artists and buildings. I'm trying to follow the concepts I'm working on when choosing architects and structures. I plan to complete all my research at the end of the night. 


 The other half of the day, I attended the contextual practice class. Before class, the tutor asked us to bring an object so I chose the word Facitted and brought liquid soap dispenser as an object. The reason I chose this word is that I use it in my secondary research. 

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  At the end of the day, we categorized our objects and then we did own Prown Analysis. 



Prown Analysis


  Today was a tough day. Based on our research, we made fast and small drawings according to our pathway. Then we made these drawings in 3D using different materials. In each model, we highlighted a different word. I chose the words Fragile, Skeletal, Looped and Stretched because after my research they were more creative for architecture. While making the models, I was inspired by the architectural designs that were research pages. Therefore, I plan to work on this in other stages of my project.

 Pavillion / Looped








 Museum / Stretched






Art Center / Skeletal 







 Business Center / Fragile





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