Unit A

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24/11/2014

planning ahead / mid year reviews etc.

A reminder that we will be holding the MID YEAR REVIEW as a pin-up / crit with invited guests in the studio on Tue 16 and Fri 19 December. We expect each of you to present all your work up to that date in from of drawings pinned to the wall and models. We expect that you attend on both days.

We are aware that the academic year finishes late this time, but also starts late with the first studio day on Tue 13 January.

Make sure that you are not missing those above dates. They form part of your formal assessment.

Tue 25 Nov | Tutorials + Lecture at 14.00




10.00 - 13.00 tutorials about your field-trip drawings:

14.00  SHORT LECTURE / INTRODUCTION TO BRIEF FOR NEXT THREE WEEKS.
VERY IMPORTANT!!!! EVERYBODY NEED TO ATTEND THIS.


14.30 - 18.00 : 
TUTORIALS ON URBAN MOMENT.
BRING IN ALL YOUR WORK ON YOUR LONDON SITES / URBAN MOMENTS YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR: JOURNEY DRAWING, CROSS- AND LONG SECTIONS, URBAN AXONOMETRIC / 4-D DRAWING WITH TIME, PHOTOS AND RESEARCH OF ACTIVITIES, TRACES, HUMAN OCCUPATION, SITE DIARY, ETC.

+ MOULD + CASTING DRAWINGS + DOCUMENTATION OF PROCRESSES.

drawings by Irena Stoeva (top left), Marija Stoliarova (top right), Puja Singh Verma (bottom)

20/11/2014

Friday field-trip drawings tutorial




We hope you enjoyed the field-trip and had time to catch up with some sleep, too in the meantime. 


As explained, we would like to see at least one building (key moment of a building) you saw on the field-trip drawn up properly. This should be partly based on your sketches, partly of additional research /info you have. 
Think carefully what means of representation or a combination of drawing techniques you choose. section / axo / cut away axo / plan. etc. 

Remember it's about communicating your personal reading of a special moment you were interested in (as we saw multiple buildings of one architect you may find it useful to compare?, just a thought)

Remember to bring your sketchbooks and key photos supporting your drawing(s) above.

Drawings: MAKK Museum by Janquiel Anselmini (top) and Bruder Klaus chapel by Makros Andreas Stergios (below)

13/11/2014

field-trip guide book + INFO




The field-trip guide book is currently being printed and will be ready at 12.00
If you see this message and you are in school - make sure you pick one up...

I HAVE e-mailED YOU DETAILED information on the field-trip.
PLEASE CHECK AND READ CARFULLY. (programme / meeting point, hostel address, etc...)

10/11/2014

Tue 11 Nov

Studio tutorials from 10.00 onwards. Tomorrow is about drawing your urban axonometric. 

Bring finished mould/cast axo with fourth dimension (time) . If cad then printed out.
Bring the start of your urban axo  constructed in similar technique as the above mould/cast axo.
Bring all relevant info about your urban moment such as notions of occupation, etc.
Bring urban cross section and long section.

06/11/2014

Fri 7 Nov : Tutorials and working in studio on Axos

Tutorials from 10.00 onwards, sign-up in morning. Bring your current drawings and work on your axos (of cast & mould and urban moment) in the studio. If drawn in computer please also have a print-out (A3 size is fine) to sketch over.

01/11/2014

Tue 4 Nov: 4D-drawing workshop 10.00-18.00

We will run a four-dimensional drawing workshop in the studio on Tuesday.  Start 10.00 sharp with briefing / lecture and workshop in studio until 18.00. We are asking you to attend the entire day.

Please bring the usual drawing equipment: tracing paper & detail paper, pencils, rulers, pens, masking tape, etc..  You may want to bring your computer too if you are efficient to draw on it. important that you are able to print out at end of day for pin-up.

In preparation for the drawing workshop on Tuesday it is essential that you produce a line-drawing of a minimum of 3 orthogonal cross sections through 3 different panes of your last (most complicated) plaster cast. see sketch. Scale 1:1. It will be essential that you measure the cast, so it is an accurate drawing. It must be in front of you when you draw. It should be a simple line drawing with 0.35mm lines for where you cut through and 0.08 for elevations / dotted for things not visible. Please bring this drawing with you printed out.

Also in preparation and in advance of the workshop, please read the short text 'Beyond the model' by Marie Ange Brayer which we uploaded to the unit A dropbox. Link here

drawing (top) by Filippos Kasiotis