004 . Physical Site Modeling

Johnson Weiss

2 GROUPS . Using the technical illustrations as a guide the site will be expressed as a composite site model using each of the transects as an armature for the expression of the phenomena. The groups will be divided based on the site transects with north-south transects in one group and east-west transects in a second group. The physical model will be constructed using seven materials, one will represent transect components and the remaining six materials will express the interaction of each phenomena throughout the site.

The transects may be constructed from chipboard, cardboard, basswood, or wire. Each group should come to an agreement on how the transects will be represented and constructed.  While each transect will likely assume its own form, the material and representation strategy should be similar across the model. After the transects are complete, each group member will weave their phenomena into the site using a new material (i.e. 6 new materials will be woven into the transects).  The weaving process should aim towards a three-dimensional, physical transformation of the notational information contained in the previous assignments.  The group should discuss and agree on how the materials will be used to represent each phenomena in order to create a legible strategy for connections, overlaps, adjacencies, and boundaries.

Deliverables . Site Model


Phinney Simpson