This course introduces three-dimensional composition of modules, basic form
and volume principles, and form-based (three-dimensional) operational and
ordering strategies. We will focus on the relationships between form and space
with basic ingredients such as planes, surfaces, masses, and volumes. Students
will produce physical and digital working models of their module studies as
well as generating plan and section drawing types.
Session 1: Ordering 3D Modules
This session reinforces an understanding of ordering systems using three-dimensional modules. The focus is primarily on physical and digital modeling.
Session 2: Aggregating Modules
This session reinforces an understanding of geometric operations. We will aggregate our three-dimensional modules into a larger form via digital modeling.
Session 3: Interlocking Spatial Systems
This session introduces plan and section drawing types and conventions. The model from the previous session will be sliced and drawn to reveal unique spatial opportunities and sequences through drawing development.
Session 4: Breaking The Cube
In this session we will work in reverse, starting with a cube, and breaking, sliding, and folding its planes to create a spatial construct. Digital and physical models will be necessary to complete this investigation.