Architectural Projection: the Expression of Lines

Projection Techniques & Method Explorations

Architectural Projection: This course introduces the beginning student to the origins, media, geometries and role(s) of projection drawing in the design and construction process. The student will learn systems of projection drawing from direct experience, and be challenged to work both from life and to life. Subjects such as transparency, figure/ground, sciagraphy, oblique projection, surface development, volumetric intersections, spatial manipulation and analytic operations will build on the basics of orthographic and conic projection. The course involves line and tone drawing, hand drafting, computer drawing(Autocad) and computer modeling(Rhino). 
Project 1 started with four selected items assembled to create a group of still life. The shape, material, and the arrangement of these objects would become influential factors in the continuing projects.
Drawing 1. Still life perspective drawing on paper. Pastel.
Drawing 2. Still life perspective drawing on paper. Pastel.
In Project 2, certain techniques were chosen to present the infomation in the drawings such as tone, texture, etc. back onto the real objects from the same perspectives.
The tecnique for the first layer was black & white acrylic painting on the canvas.
The tecnique for the second layer was blue strings in different gradations which represent different levels of brightness.
More than just the objects, tones of the backgrounds in the drawings were also projected. 
Faults in perspective in the drawings were represented as well.
Customized measurement tools were required in Project 3 to be brought in order to create sections that are perpendicular to the perspectives of the drawings.
Section 1. Drawing on paper. Pen.
As is shown in the drawing, pins were used to help measure the curve.
Section 2. Drawing on paper. Pen.
Details of strings were kept i the drawing.
Project 4
Two set of measurement systems were created for different geometry.                                                                     Guidelines and the final geometry of the base in Rhino model.                              
Drawings, models, and installation for the final project
Define the 'void'
'void' template
different approaches out of a same template
different expression of the original 'lines' in the charcoal drawings at the very beginning
python based digital drawing
final installation_the coincidence of different 'lines'
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