1. Gravity

     
     
  2. Adolf Wolfli

    The Swiss artist Adolf Wolfli was an artist born in Feb 29, 1864 in Bern. Wolfli lived a depressing childhood as he was orphaned and sexually abused at the age of 10. Later in his life, the psychological trauma of these events influenced an led him to commit child molestations which he was imprisoned for.  After being released, he repeated the offense which caused him to be admitted into the Waldau Clinic in Bern. In the clinic he spent time in isolation which caused him to suffer but it was in this clinic where his talents and skills in his art practice were developed and recognised by a doctor at Waldau, Walter Morganthaler. His art was made using materials provided for him and also where he could scavenge materials such as pencils given to him which will be completely used after two days and packaging paper and other materials he can find or ask for from the clinic’s guards. In conclusion, he’s regarded as an outside artist because his work was created and presented some of the smaller works within the clinical institution often selling them to visitors for pencils and required materials. In addition, he received his materials and equipments from supporting medical staffs. Through his doctor, his name gained publicity and reputation in the arts world. He lived his life within the hospital walls until his passing in November 6, 1930 at the age of 66.

     

  3. Documentation 4/10 - Video Tour of Rooms

    http://youtu.be/2yEpxAF6G8s

    This video is a tour of the rooms in my house. It might be able to guide you around my floor plans.

     
  4. Assignment 2 - Final Output

     
  5. Documentation 10/10 - Failures and Issues Encountered

    -> Floor plan

    • Remember when I said there’s no going back when you’re using the gel pen? Well, I forgot to include the doors…yeah I had to start over again

    -> Work space too small

    • Even using the largest table in the house (dinner table), I still didn’t have enough space and ended up working on the floor… and was still running out of space.

    -> MESSY

    • Extremely messy. The images explains it all

    -> Rough cuts

    • Getting fine cuts was extremely difficult. (trying to show the cut in images).

    -> Measuring

    • Being precise to the millimeter when measuring the house is seemingly impossible. Estimations must be made

    -> Scale

    • I originally planed to make the model a 1:10 scale but the measurements exceeded the A1 dimensions of the paper. I had to change it to 1:20

    -> Workload

    • I underestimated the workload for the project. I didn’t have enough time to add a roof which would of made it more aesthetically appealing. Nevertheless, I thought this project was really enjoyable and would definitely try it again, next time with more experience and more attention to the deadline.

    -> Two Story House

    • I would say that this fact was an issue


    -> Glue

    • OMG don’t get me started on the glue. It doesn’t even set for like 30 minutes and I just have to sit there holding the two pieces together. You can see from my pictures that I tried to use objects to hold the pieces together.
     
  6. Documentation 9/10 - Link between Idea and Reality

    After completing my floor plans, I use it as a guide for my model. If your floor plans were up to scratch then the modeling stage should be a little easier (emphasis on little).

    Cutting my first board was a nuisance. The cut was extremely rough; the blade would get stuck. To be honest, I was panicking at that time; I thought if I continued at that rate the model would come out unappealing and rundown but then luckily I discovered a new method of cutting.

    First you cut the surface of the foam board (no need to be deep), then you bend it until it snaps at the cut - it is surprisingly clean but the skin at the back would still be attached, just flip the board over and cut again.

     
  7. Documentation 8/10 - Floor Plans (Final)

    -> The final floor plans was one of the most effort inducing stages of the project. I had to be very precise with the measurements, even being 1mm off would cause problems towards the end - with modeling; and also the final drawing would look unequal or not join up. The angles of your lines must also be precise; a good technique that I learnt was to line up your setsquare with your ruler to make perpendicular lines.

    After the pencil sketch I had to go over everything with a gel pen. If you screw up with the pen you cant go back (yes, it was very stressful).

    There was some areas where I had to make assumptions. Eg. whether the rooms lined up or not. Receiving the original floor planes later just confirmed my ideas.

    -> Convergent Thinking

    Convergent thinking refers to the simplification of masses of information or ideas, the final floor plans explores this concept. The floor plan drawings are the result of countless measurements of my house as well as the information regarding direction, shape, space etc supplied by the draft sketches.

     
  8. Documentation 7/10 - Drafting Floor Plans and Recording Dimensions

    I drew these plans only aiming to only get my directions right and the overall shape of the rooms (A lot of walking was involved). The measurements was then recorded onto this draft.

    If your wondering why I made so many corrections with my measurements, it’s because the walls were changing in length - totally not because I can’t read the measuring tape.

    Also, whenever I find any noteworthy information I write around the page.

     
  9. Documentation 6/10 - Measuring

    I didn’t have much images on this stage of the project just because there was so much to measure and documenting would be too time consuming - or maybe I’m just lazy.

    I had to measure EVERY corner, door, room, wall, window etc. This took me at least a full day.

     
  10. Documentation 5/10 - Research

    -> Architectural Model Making (parts 1-3)

    -> What we do in Architecture School

    -> Original 2 Hewin Close floor plans

    It would have been so much easier if I got this in the early stages of my project. I asked my mum if she still had the floor plans from when we brought our house in 2000 without expecting her to have it but after just a few minutes she found it…should of asked her earlier I got the floor plans after I finished my own. *sigh*

    -> Alien Methods

    Even though I have an interest in architecture, this was my first time attempting to build a model, draw floor plans, measuring the house or anything architecture related, thus undertaking the project explores the concept of alien methods discussed in class.

    -> Uncreativity

    The fact that my floor plans were based on an existing house explores the concept of uncreativity. In addition, upon finding the original floor plans, it could be seen that I was remaking the work of the original architect thus further accentuating the concept of uncreativity within this project - guess finding that original floor plan wasn’t useless after all.

     
  11. Documentation 3/10 - Buying Materials and Gathering Equipment

    -> Materials

    • White Foamboards 5mm  x3
    • Crescent Blackboard 20x30 inches x1

    -> Equipment

    • Pencil
    • Gel pen
    • Ruler
    • Calculator
    • Glue
    • Compass
    • 30/60 degrees set square
    • Measuring tape
    • Cutting Knife
    • Rubber