I am back with the last two steps of our comoro adventure. Here are
Before the final phase we were assigned to work with scale and stretch operations. to discover the capabilities of scaling up and down, plus increasing our aptitude of making stronger relations by stretching. Continue reading “Comoro: 2.5 + final model & poster”
Long time has passed since I posted about our comoro assignment. No worry! I am back with my new models. This post is going to be handling the following models ;
- revised model of 2.2
- 2.4 (pre-jury model)
Continue reading “Comoro goes on”
Here are some scenes from our pre-jury.Sorry for the quality of the images. Lightning conditions were trying to have fight with me. These photos were taken by the parts remained from me after this fight. 😥😅
Great pose 😉👍
We have had a very hectic night on this Thursday for the last preparations of our coming prejury on Friday. Everyone in the studio was struggling with their models to be finished. There were even ones who have re-started to work on their models at 1:00 am (8 hours before the jury time). While trying to deal with the models we were also so anxious about our presentations (I mean the time that we are gonna be the preys and jury members as hunters).
Here are some scenes from TEDU Architecture Studios. (7 hours before the jury time)
Need some recommendations for your Jury? Check my post on The Void.
When Ufuk falls in love with his model
From my project (unfinished)
Hey! My mug is there!
Co-mo-ro or namely copy-move rotate was our next step after abstraction(yet the term abstraction stuck to us like a snail). In this step we were free to do a model without a reference (something like an image) and the restriction came with the area of our elements (the area of the initial element could be at most 20cm^2). Although it was really challenging to deal without referring to something, without a doubt it was much more fun to work on.
I have started with creating units of four elements(6×3) by using edge to surface relation and while making them I used the methods of copying, rotating and moving all together. While combining these units, intersection was a charming solution to achieve some different relations within the whole model.
After the discussion hour, I realized that I did not really pay attention to the key words “variation & differentiation”. So, a revise was inevitable. Also, since my units were more than symmetric the whole model was into being symmetric as well. Due to this reason, I started to work with a different unit. Units is better I guess. Because this time I varied my units, too. [New ones(there were two of them) were consisting of two initial planes (6×3)] Of course this was not enough to compose the variations so I went on with altering the types of relations, too. Since the number of elements were also restricted I was not able to deal with all the relations.
Revise! Yeah, fortunately our instructors were aware of the difficulty of the number limitation and then they came with the unit limitation or should we call it “extension”? Yes, it was difficult to control all the reference lines occurred with the less of elements but why extending the number of units (not elements, units) at least to ten?! It leads to more reference lines which is going o be more challenging to control. This was how I thought at the discussion table but there was a point that I was missing, the number extension became an headache for me however it helped me to discover the potentials of the elements in terms of relations and variations.
After all I was more pleased with what occurred.
What I learned after the next discussion hour is that never be pleased with what happened, there is always something you are missing! Revises revises revises… I know it will never end but luckily I got used to it.
The next discussion hour brought us a new method for working with the relations. Diagram! First I thought that it would be a great way to see what I have done, unfortunately the diagram idea came with many difficulties such as seeing what I have done was totally a mess. I mean there was no problem about the variations of relations but I realized that the relations between relations was the point that I was missing.
Next, I started to work with a diagram in the process of making the model yet it was much more harder. To see that the plan on the paper is not working on the model was really disappointing. It’s hard for me to recognize how many times I changed my model and played with the relations on the diagram.
Here is the final product
The keyword of our last assignment was “superimpose”.
What did we do by using the word “superimpose”?
We were tasked to “superimpose” the acetate printouts of our first and second models in any way we want. For deciding on the directions of that two printouts, I focused on to increase the variety of the relation types in the superimposed image. My subsequent step was … … tracing paperr!! (I really like to work with that)
On the sketch I detected different types of relations and colored them. What I did after that was assembling the planes in a way which creates the relations that I defined on the sketch. The part that I struggled the most was showing the relations of intersecting three lines. Since we were allowed to place the planes only in perpendicular position, it was hard to show that relation of three lines and what I have found is shown in the second image. Following, I repeated this step for showing the repetition and added some other planes to show the relations at the intersection point of two lines and aligned them with triangular shaped plane.
Abstraction. Now I know that there is no way of escaping from this word and I should make peace with it.
Our following assignment was again about abstracting an image but this time we were restricted with choosing one from the given five images. And the middle one was the image of my choice.
I started with defining the planes in the picture and went through sketching step. Making some sketches is a very useful method for me to decide on what to do before giving a start to phase of modeling.
Next, I started to cut my 1 mm corrugated cardboard and many things has changed in my sketch in the process of making the model. Additionally, it is much more easier to work with 1 mm rather than 2 mm. Since 2 mm cardboard has more space, it is really hard to make a clear cut.
After the discussion our in the class it was obvious that I should make some changes on my model. Also, we have found a new way of working on our models. Tracing paper!! Now, it is my favorite method. It is so fun as well as being beneficial for omitting unneeded parts on the images.
For my revised model I tried to make a continuous relation between “elements”, a relation which has no end. I mean my final model was like a ring enclosed by planes.
Abstraction? Err… Abstracting an image?! Give me a second please.
Is it something which depends on perception? No?
Then, reinterpreting the image referring to your ideas or viewpoint? No, again?
In that case, what is abstraction? Abstraction is defined as the act of taking away or separating in the dictionary and what we are doing while abstracting an image is very similar to this definition. Just get rid of the details and focus on its basic mold or something like this. It is still hard to be sure about it. (The topic is already abstract) But it took my whole week to comprehend all these things.
Let’s move onto what I have done for our 1st assignment. We were tasked with searching Pinterest through such words: “overlap, texture, layers, repetition, shadow, hierarchy, rhythm, contrast…” and selecting an image to be modeled.
The image on the above is the one that I chose and the one that I wish I didn’t choose. Anyway, my first model was really like a figurative model of the image. Secondly, I got rid of the holes which makes my model very ornamented and figurative. That was the model that my instructors saw.
After that I decided to focus only to the architecture in the middle and replaced the base with a line shaped corrugated cardboard which connects all the parallel planes. So, my model changed a little more. (Even I don’t know how many times I transformed my model)
For the last revise I changed my shapes. It is written “rectilinear” in our assignment paper but it is still a controversial topic whether any polygons are rectilinear or only the ones with 90° interior angles.That’s why I decided to change my trapezoids with rectangular planes.
Here is the final