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Precedent Study and Transform

Academic Work|2018|Los Angeles, USA

Team: Liu Qiao, Manying Wang, Yancheng Wu, Yunfei Cao

Instructor: Randy Jefferson, Maxi Spina  


We take a new approach to analytical tectonic documentation as it is conventionally understood in practice. Our goal is to challenge representation and search for relevancy in an era where documentation of design and manufacturing are in flux and are increasingly based on three-dimensional live data. While BIM is an important development in this regard, our aim is to re-think how we can envision and communicate the anatomy of design in innovative ways that exceed the design object itself.

After analyzing the project we redesign the facade of the project.  As the focus of the project before is the material that is diverse our aim is to use local material to create a more natural facade. We not only study the tectonic of the project but also applied new technology into the new design. For making the physical model, we use 3D printers to create the structure for the chunk and laser cut to make the facade pieces. In the end, we use different spray paint to create the natural texture of the facade.

We re-consider the nature of the sectional drawing. We also look into examples (Kyushu Geibunkan) as well as into other disciplines. Sectional Cuts diagram is no longer as flat as in conventional plans and sections sliced with a single plane. Instead, Cuts will be composed of a myriad of active planes, strategically deployed over and around the architectural object. We attempt to combine multiple ontologies into the discussion, where things may be represented in terms of their profile or silhouette; internal disposition of matter and energy; assembly instructions, integration, and disintegration, all at the same time.


Model Photo


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