Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas & Partis" - Pt.I & II

Massing, Parti, Symmetry & Hierarchy



  1. Hi April, great job!!!!!!
    Please add some comments related with your graphics. The graphics look fantastic but I cannot understand how you comment them. What you like or dislike, what relationship or elements are interesting for you etc. Try also to make some liaison with your previous information (graphics, dwgs, sketches) it will be very useful for your next steps. I am waiting for some additional information. In any case, great job !!!!

  2. April, I agree-good job!. Based on your homework sheet you have obviously completed the assignment but you should always go a step further. i.e. in this case it should be helpful to make a conclusion from the analyzed graphics where you can give your opinion and how you plan to use your analysis into your proposal or not. You should always try to integrate each step of your design into your final concept or idea. In the end, you have chosen these case studies for a reason.

  3. You approached this assignment differently than most of your classmates. I believe that your approach allows you to better understand the buildings and the spaces. Comments about each one would help you reflect on these diagrams as these will be used to help formulate your program and design.

  4. I added 2 revised slides so far that I've added descriptions to which explain the analysis I made for each...let me know if I'm going in the right direction and thank you for the comments.

  5. Hi April, your comments are well thought, but I would like to encourage you to comment on all the other projects. They might be less suited to your project, but if you try to comment on them you will realise why they are not suitable and will help you understand better where to go from there.

    Also, don't get caught trying to find symetry where there is none. You might find symetry overall on a building or sometimes a non symetric composition of symetric elements. This has the benefit of flexibility to adapt to specific site constraints but still keeping the order and sense of wellbeing that can be created from symetric elements.

    I like specially your comments about the Salk institute as how the building relates to the sea, but note on the plan it is still a very compact building. Closed from the outside but open from the inside.Difficult balance to achieve.

  6. Please do comment on all of the other projects as well. Once you add coments you will have a better understanding of what's suitable vs. not and why. Many of the projects do not have true symetry. I agree with David on that.

    The projects that you did add comments on are really grea and well thought out.

    Great job overall.

  7. The other projects are a work in progress but I wanted to use your feedback and post them as they are completed. So don't worry, there will be 10 slides with comments when I'm done. I also created a new post with the slides that have commentary to reduce the confusion.

    Thank you.


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