REFLECTION : 22ND - MAKE IT IN A DAY WORKSHOP : ISSUES, RESTRICTIONS I EXPERIENCED, 3D CONSTRUCTION OF IDEAS

UNIT AMS 3:1 - BE ABLE TO SOLVE PRATICAL, THEORETICAL AND TECHNICAL PROBEMS IN PROJECT UNDERSTANDING 

key themes: idea generating, circulation, movement, controls

Materials: wood, nails, string, elastic  

what were your first impressions of this workshop ? why ? were you worried about the time restrictions ? how do you feel about your final model? why ? what went well ? what were the issues or problems you came across? problemsolving ? technical problems ? how did you solve them ? did you receive feeback along the way ? 

At first i felt a little discouraged when carrying out this workshop because forming initial ideas is a process that i feel needs more improvement. The time restrictions forced me to carry out a large amount of design ideas within a small period of time. I feel this strategy of creating ideas is something that I'm planning on carrying out through my project. Gaining a final idea to construct became easier as i was able to develop the ideas which i felt had potential. Technical issues become something i had to spend a large majority of my time on, i found that asking for peer feedback gave me the time to reflect on the process so far and pin point the issues i was facing with materiality. table recommended using a material that could with strain the tensile strength of the string, i found that a wooden structure work a lot better in the design after testing a range of materials. 

UNIT AIMS 2:1  : USE RESEARCH, ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION TO DEVELOP SOLUTIONS FOR PROJECT 

influences from richard serra ? why did you chose to investigate movement ? circulation. yu were influenced by exhibition any exhibitions ? where ? take from richard serra reflection what connections or realisations were made from carrying out this workshop? how has this change your idea for your project ? has it pushed your ideas o in anyway ? what ideas was your model based on ? why? inspiration ? exhibitions ? artist? scale ? what materials did you decided to use ? were they successful? 

I found influences from richard serra spatial exhibition at the gagosian gallery, it was interesting occupying the spaces he carved out from existing thresholds, I noticed that the spatial invertntions which he installs have direct affects on the was we move, circulate, experience and feel in these pocket environments that are made. I made a direct a direct relationship whilst experience serras spaces, he creates a narrative by taking you on a journey through spatial manipulation. This pushed me to experiment with shapes and allowing them to define and manipulate spaces, i took serra ideas about circulation and movement and applied this to my 3d structure. i chose to represent my idea in a 1:25 scale, i found my self struggling applying scale from my design ideas so i decided to refer back to previous workshops in my sketch book. Referring back to previous workshops is a good way to refreshing process I've learnt in the past and will be a option i will be continuously carrying out during my project.

 

Action plan

  • Start carrying development through experimentation and 3d construction
  • Refer back to research to develop ideas around concept and theme 
  • Investigate materiality within your designs 
  • start resourcing materials 

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