This week’s agenda: Form ideation of seating sculptures.
The initial idea was to complete a series of seating sculptures inspired by the more prominent form in trees: Banyan’s vertical canopy, Tanjong’s long and wavy-edged leaves and Binjai’s fruit.
KS suggested that we redefine these elements into a singular piece instead. We also keep in mind of the purpose Read more →
Adding on to our field-trip post last week, here are some of our thoughts and findings:
1.Seating design of the pedal boat that we tried was too awkward
This is because the pedals were higher than the seats, as shown in the picture below, resulting in us lifting our legs up and resting in an awkward position.
We concluded that having the Read more →
” SMELL. “
Heng Tong x Hong Sheng
As previously mentioned; despite being primitive, smell is subjective, personal and under developed in human beings.
The presence and absence of odor cannot be compromised, you either smell it or you don’t. Though the tolerance of the strength of smell is adapted through the cultural capital of the Read more →
Working thesis: Rethinking existing study spaces in South Spine, and how the re-division of that space could facilitate different activities better for various groups of people. (Eg: mugging alone vs group meetings alongside people having lunch and taking a nap.)
From last week: Q1: How do you contextualize such structure?
Q2: What kind of qualities are you looking for in your place selection? A: Read more →
The Back-Up Plan
With the use of rectangular blocks to represent the buildings of NTU, we were thinking of uniformity or contrast for the form of our piece.
Uniformity: The boundary of NTU will be angular, complementing the shape of the buildings.
Contrast: The boundary of NTU will remain as it was: curvy. But we were thinking of simplifying the Read more →
Chosen concept: As stated, we are focusing on students’ behaviour of social interaction in NTU — Our main focus is on the randomization of students interactions and social gatherings within NTU.Through our personal experience, we found that we would meet many people along the way during our university experience be it via hall, course, events or even just travelling in Read more →
Previously there were suggestions to elevate our form and simplify it so this week we decided to do a mock up and try to elevate it using Plasticine and a metal wire (which did not look like it was elevated). In the end we decided to use Rhino and cad out the form, and tried to render it with a Read more →
Study into the Seville Roof
To begin, we would like to cite DETAIL inspiration on the webpage titled Technology: Metropol Parasol – a Stroll Above the Roofs of Seville written by Frank Kaltenbach.
The Metropol Parasol is described to be huge trees starting from the base of six pylons that extend upwards to merge and join to appear like “parasols” serving as Read more →
Simple, Fluid, Curvilinear
During this interim, we further developed the open ribbon form which we have decided on and researched further into possible construction methods.
Development of Form
In order to visualise the form in the natural environment, we thought about the scale of the form by multiplying it in the ratio of 1:50 (1=10cm).
Alongside deciding on the real scale of the installation, we came up with a few different Read more →
Form exploration Fiona x Shanelle
Location: Hall 7 This week we decided to do a recce at Hall 7, where the Pangolin once appeared. We wanted to go out and get a rough idea of where exactly we could place our sculpture in hall 7, how big would the dimension of the sculpture be and what kind of function could the Read more →