Project 1: Rectilinear Volumes Progress


This is the progress of my 3D Project. We started off with cutting out multiple rectilinear volumes of different sizes and try to piece them together to create an interesting form. To save resources, we used masking tape to attach the foam together and analyse what could be done better.

2D sketch analysis helps to visualise the different perspectives of the 3D sketch model and thus able to plan what changes should be made. Thereafter, we introduced different techniques like Wedging, Cradling and Piercing to make our models look more interesting.


Final Model

After some consultations, the following are the corrections for the different sketch models.


The picture below is my final 3D model and its possible applications.



Lesson 01: Observing 3D Object


My 3D object is a wine bottle opener. It is made up of 2 different materials – stainless steel and hard plastic. The stainless steel gives off a chromatic texture while the hard plastic gives off a smooth texture. The colour composition of the bottle opener is made up of 2 different contrasting colours – silver and black. Black shows that the object is sturdy while silver shows that the object is sharp and strong.

The bottle opener is quite symmetrical at first sight but it is not if you take a second look. The spiral at the lower third of the object breaks the symmetry for its functionality. The grooves on the handle was designed for the user to have a better grip. The curves on the two long ends of the bottle opener allows the user to have a comfortable grip on it.

The bottle opener is well-designed in both aesthetically and functionality, thus our minds are able to come up with a mental picture of a bottle opener subconsciously even if we do not use it often.

The Dominant is the handles and the edges which stands out with its material and surface area. The Sub-Dominant is the body of the bottle opener with holds everything in place. The Subordinate is the translucent cap for the end of the bottle screw, occupying the least surface area and only be seen when you take a second look at it.