Leah Whiting: Architectural Design I
Project 01: Fibonacci Cube
In this project, we were showing and exploring the relationships between form and space. We created a series of artifacts to demonstrate our skills that we have and learned. We have developing drafting and model-building skills. We also applied our technique of illustrating scale and proportion.
Drawings & Model
Plane Study Drawing
My 3 planes studies were just something that I wanted to be simple. I didn't want to cause any confusion if I had to put them together. I put together pieces at various spots so viewers could see the length of each piece of cardboard, big or small. My main plane study that is used in the cube doesn't stand out too much and in my perspective, I think that's alright. It sits just right in my drawing and in my cube.
Final Cube: Isometric
My Fibonacci drawing doesn't show that I wanted my cube to have various levels. My interior perspective, it tries it's best to show it. My instinct was to create a cube that I could relate to a building or a house. The main plane is suppose to divide the cube and create a top and bottom floor type. I created enclosed spaces in the "bottom" area.
Final Cube: Model
Final Cube: Interior Perspective
Project 2: Border Tower
In this project I modify my Fibonacci cube, transforming it into a habitable tower that is located at the US-Mexico border. Along the borderlands, there is a culture and historical condition of physical separation and disconnection that shapes people’s daily lives. My task for this project was to create a public resource that provides missing connections to the people of the Borderlands. Another task we had to do was figure out how architecture can serve as a useful tool of communication in the Borderlands between the US and Mexico.
Sketch Up Models
Final Tower Model
Research Documentation Paper
To describe this piece, I had looked up colorful pictures of the border wall and extended it to look as if there's no stop to it. I researched "eyes" and the cultural outlook of the wall so it shows what is looked beyond the wall. Everything is better when you look past the worst.
"I'm looking forward to seeing the beautiful sights here," Sebastian Telfair.