Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Contour of my studio desk in pen. Working on shadows using cross-hatching.

Site plans

From pg. 147:

Site plan of my house:

I re-did the site plan to not show the sides of the building. I also used color to emphasize the property lines.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


For this project, we had to use our 12 skewers and 12 4x6 bristol cards to create a dialog between two spaces. I had an idea from the beginning to construct two spaces within a triangle shape with a 90 degree angle. I wanted to fold the cards so that the two spaces were clearly defined, with a gap inbetween them.

First sketches:

First sketch model:

This first sketch model shows my general idea, however I had leftover cards and skewers that I needed to put somewhere. The extra ones are basically applied on the sides and bottom.

Second iteration:

Had to use an extra stick to show what angle I wanted the flaps to be. This shows my idea a lot better, however I couldn't get the flaps to stay put so the extra stick in the middle is holding them in place.

Third iteration:

This model was getting close, but it still wasn't sturdy and I couldn't get the flaps to line up in the same angle. I liked the arcade effect of the skewers hanging over the edges. The gap between the two spaces was still in this iteration and I was debating whether this created a third space or not.


Finally, I decided to bind the cards together to create six planes. This helped make the structure a lot stronger. The dimensions of the cards and skewers made it so the top skewers hung over the edge about an inch. The bottom skewers were about 1/2" away from the edge. This creates a line of continuation and stimulates the dialog between the two spaces.

I used globs of hot glue to keep the skewers in place and to make sure they kept the right angle. I shaped them with the hot glue gun so that they weren't sloppy.

The dialog between the two spaces exists because they share the same space and work together to create a right triangle. One space is much more dominant then the other.

Graphic, two elevations, and plan:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008


For the Unity project, we had to take 12 4x6 bristol board cards and 12 bamboo skewers and create something that was unified. It could be anything we wanted, as long as the skewers and cards showed unity. To start this project, I decided to fold the paper around the skewers and see what I could come up with. My first sketches and iteration:

Around each fold of the paper there are two skewers outlining that edge. There are some things I decided to change about this idea. First I turned it upside down and liked the shadows that were created inside the structure. However, I didn't like the overlap of the cards. They were just glued together and it didn't add anything to idea. I also got the idea from the critique to put the skewers in between the cards, which would create a space the same width of the skewer.

I made a second iteration addressing all of these things, but it didn't stay together very well. The cards on the top only came out 2 inches and didn't touch. I realized this is what made the structure so sturdy and that they needed to be connected.

For the final iteration, I made sure that my craft was much better. I had the cards touching on the top only on the corners. This way there wouldn't be any overlap, yet it was still sturdy. The final:

Some things I really like about this project are the tips of the skewers sticking out at the top and the depth created on the sides. The 12x12 graphic, gesture drawing, contour drawing, elevation and plan view:

I used the following techniques to create unity in this object: simplification, proximity, pattern, closure, continuation, alignment, and similarity. The skewers in their vertical position create a straight continuous line, even though they are covered for the most part. The cards are bound around the skewers creating a closed inside space. The three modules of 4 skewers and two cards create a simplified pattern around the structure. All of these elements create a strong sense of unity.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Twigs and Cell phones Graphic

some of the original 16 drawings of my cell phone and twig:

Final four :

Monday, October 6, 2008

Unity: Comparing projects

My project:
Classmate's project:

I chose to compare my project to Hailey Granetz project because I noticed some similar qualities in our structures. We both used the skewers vertically and bound the bristol board cards around the skewers. The paper is folded around the skewers in exact angles all around which creates a space inside the project. While she created an overall rectangular cylinder, mine is a hexagonal cylinder. This is playing with the idea of closure, which is another technique used to create unity. Proximity is another important aspect to create unity in my project, and I can see it is in Hailey's also. I created a sense of depth with how close the cards were to each other and making these spaces equal. Hailey did this by creating an equal space between the main box shape at the top of her project and the two corners at the bottom. This space is the same width as those squares. Another thing I find similar to my project is her placement of some of the skewers. All of my skewers are grouped together in twos. Eight of her skewers are also grouped together this way. My skewers are about a quarter inch apart, while hers are actually touching.