3D Project 1 Final


Discordance is unconformity, disagreement and dissimilarity.

With this theme in mind, I made sketch models that abide to aesthetic rules, but I disregarded the rule of having to put the principle axis perpendicular to each other. This is due to a personal opinion that having right angles in the sketch model would contradict the theme of discordance.

Sketch Model 1 

SD is pierced at 1/3 the height of D – Rule of Thirds

Piercing the SD through the D shows clashing commodities which expresses the idea of discordance. However, to create a sketch model that has aesthetics despite the theme, I incorporated a tad of the rule of thirds.

Sketch Model 2

The principle axis are all at clashing angles. In addition, the SD is positioned using the rule of thirds as well. I like this model because of how the SO supports the whole structure. The smallest component is what causes the sketch model to rest at an angle which is interesting.

Choice of Materials

I decided to use materials that are prominent in houses in Japan because I like the warmth it creates. This includes organic materials like wood, paper, bamboo straw mats. However, to follow the theme of discordance, I chose to include a contrasting material not usually used in Japanese architecture.


Final Model

Front View
SIde 1 View
Side 2 View
Back View
Bottom View
Top View

The dominant and sub-dominant are made with organic materials as previously mentioned, while the sub-ordinate is made using a contrasting man-made material – metal. This choice is made to portray discordance with the clashing materials. The sub-ordinate component was made such that it can look solid or fragile depending on the angle where you look at the model.



The final model can be used as an ornamental lantern especially due to the translucent paper used where light can pass through.


The organic materials would create a great contrast to surrounding buildings, hence it will be in discord to other concrete solid architecture. However the materials makes this impractical.

3D Project 1: Pandora’s Box Process

Foundation 3D: Pandora’s Box

The word i received for this project is discordance. Defined as a lack of harmony, I approached the project keeping in mind the idea of chaos.

3D Sketch Model Draft 1


Sketch Model 1

My first concept for the theme of discordance is that the boxes are placed in a way where the model doesn’t lie flat on the ground from all angles. This portrayed discordance to me as having a lack of harmony meant there is no cooperation and stability.

Sketch Model 2

The boxes were supposed to be placed perpendicular to one another, however I opted to place them at a slight angle because I found it challenging to portray discordance purely by 3 boxes at a right angle. Having boxes with only straight lines and a static structure and restricted arrangement  contradicted the theme of discordance.

Improvements from first draft:

For sketch model 2, the D, SD and SO was ambiguous. It looked like 2 D’s and 1 SO. The boxes also had similar dimensions. The image above shows how improvements can be made, by having a much smaller SD and SO.


3D Sketch Model Draft 2

Sketch Model 1

The changes made was in the position of the SO. Having such a small SO support the whole structure was interesting. I also like how the SO, despite being placed perpendicular to the D, causes the structure to stand tilted.

Sketch Model 2

The SO in this model had similar dimensions to the SD which is an improvement which needs to be made. The principle axis for SO is also not perpendicular to D. To show discordance, an idea given was to pierce the SD through the D to show clashing objects.

3D: Object sketch Analysis

Form Analysis: Face Soap Bottle

The item which form I found interesting is this face soap bottle. I personally like its form which consists mainly of curves and circles only. It makes the bottle appealing to be held in the hand.

D: Dominant, SD: Sub-dominant, SO: Sub-ordinate

Blue line: Principle axis

The red colour of the bottle is balanced with the text, such that the red is not over-done. The  cap contrasts the red bottle in colour and size as well.

From the top view, the relationship of the cap and the bottle changes. The cap becomes the dominant item and the bottle is the sub-ordinate item.

The height of the bottle cap is approximately 1/6 of the entire height of the bottle, which abides by the rule of thirds, making an item have aesthetic proportion as well.


Similar to the face soap bottle, the shirt’s design is aesthetically pleasing to me due to the harmony of the different components in the design. The dominant colour, white, is balanced with the logo which consists of the blue sub-dominant area and the sub-ordinate red colour. The area of each colour is just right in proportion and interact with each other well.