Orthographic projection vol.2

Here is the orthographic drawing of my 3rd model of co-mo-ro assignment.

Sorry for the bad quality of scan. Unfortunately my reference lines are not visible 😦

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Axonometric drawing

Sincerely, i like axonometric drawing a lot. Orthographic drawing became boring after being acquainted with it. I like the 3D effect that occurs after raising the lines from the orthographic plan of the top view. Since we were assigned to work with two different types of drawing, one of them was colored to be easily distinguished. (I colored the orthographic.)

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Ornament?!

Ornament? What is ornament? Ornament is “an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance of something to which it is added or of which it is a part” This is what dictionary says. But what I found as a sample sentence is more attractive: “a speech more of ornament than of ideas“. So, in an architectural manner, is ornament something which prohibits the main futures of structures? Let’s look for answers through the article Ornament and Crime (Adolf Loof, 1908). 

The text is full of examples intended for needlessness of ornaments. What he is against is the non-modern minds which are sticked to cultural (!) ornamentation. Seems like what leads to this is the fear behind the idea of modernism. To re-new himself, it not as easy as it seems for humankind. “Among ourselves there are unmodern people even in the cities, stragglers from the eighteenth century, who are horrified by a picture with purple shadows because they cannot yet see purple.”  There are more negative statements mentioned continuously. Loof finds out another point to think on. Can ornamentation have an effect on people’s life? He makes it possible! The crime is not only considering buildings, but the health of people: injuries, impacts on the national budget and thereby on cultural enlargement.  “Ornament is wasted labor power and hence wasted health. It has always been s.” If we consider the work on these unnecessary ornamentations there is no doubt that we will end up with the consumption of time for no artistic purposes, toil and money.

However there is point that I do not like on the text about the way he writes. I know that he is trying to do his best to defend his intention but some examples given are too exaggerated or irrelevant with the topic. “…The vegetable he enjoys is simply boiled in water and has a litter butter put on it. The other man likes it equally well only when honey and nuts have been added to it and someone has spent hours cooking it. Ornamented plates are very expensive, whereas the white crockery from which the modern man likes to eat is cheap. …” Does modern man who is against ornament really have to prefer a food without any spice?!  Or Is he really have to purchase all of his plates and staff in the color of white and without any pattern on it? Maybe I am the one who doesn’t understand the state however it sounds absurd. I just wanted to express that I didn’t find the example suitable.

Additionally, the art in architecture is not the ornamentation of repeating what is remained from old times with extravagance but the design on the layout. There could not be a better example to claim: “kaffir” the fruit (with waved outer shell) which has its own rhythm and hierarchy inherently. What kaffir has is not ornamentation since it is a requirement for its existence. So the art is what we have instead of ornamentation, the art which does not belong to a culture which does not contains any utilitarian aims, which is provided by the structure itself.

Going Back in Time: China

I was looking for some photos from 3 years before when I was in China. It is one of the most significant incidents of my life since we (me and my twin sister) went there alone when we were just 15. I am in love with the culture of far east: bamboos, architecture of Asian houses, traditional clothes, foods and almost everything you can think of and this feeling pushed me to share this fascinating experience with you.

A brief information about the cities that I have been to;

Beijing is the capital of Peoples Republic of China where the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and more are located. It is the second largest city of China after Shanghai.

Chengdu, namely hometown of Pandas, is the capital of Sichuan province with a very old history and the city where we spent most of our time. We may call it as the most green city of the country.

Songpan is another town situated in the Sichuan province. It is one of the small cities where Tibetans live.

For more about Chinese architecture please check the post “Spirit of Chinese Architecture” on The Void.

Orthographic Projection

All my weekend!! I spent all my weekend to submit this orthographic projection on time. Guess what I learned in the morning of Monday(submission day)? My side views were wrong which means I had to draw one more till 4 pm. I had re-drew it already for 2 times and it made 3 with the one I drew on Monday. Result? Learning orthographic drawing better? Becoming faster? Perhaps, but more than those things now I hate can openers! Anyways, here is the orthographic projection drawing of mine with the feedback from my instructors.

(Unlike my previous drawings this time I managed to use tracing paper so that it was the relatively cleaner than all the others.)

Collage (Hard copy)

It has been a while since I’ve made this collage however, because it is a hard copy, I had to scan for uploading to my computer and it took (a long) time. I have worked with the same image that I used in the previous collage assignment. However, this time I was assigned to use a text, too. While making I concentrated on the alignment condition between the pieces that I cut away from both image and text. Additionally, I considered the regulating lines both the text and the image have in themselves.