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    Designing Environments Portfolio Robert Pitman

    ID: 835547 ENVS 10004

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    Site Union Lawn

    Investigating the Union Lawn, I explored the changes in

    Climate on the Site. Climate factors such as Temperature

    and Shade were taken into account and measured

    through observation and being on the Site.

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    Spatial Composition - Model

    My first design project allowed me to explore the

    usage of materials to aid in the project, and to

    construct a model associated with it. Spatial

    compositions such as Framework was

    experimented on.

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    Land forming - Model

    Exploring Landforms helped me to

    understand its techniques of

    Extrusion and Subtraction with

    different forms of them such as

    stepping and cutting which I used in

    my Model.

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    Assemblage - Model

    Assemblage involves using strategies such as Disjunction, Grafting and Smoothing to bring both Spatial

    Composition and Landforming techniques together. My use of Smoothing in my model allows for a pattern

    combination of the two techniques but in a smooth bendable shape where they are incorporated without

    resistances from either technique.

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    Narrative Collage

    Narrative

    In the far future, Mankind has

    managed to traverse and

    conquer the majority of the

    Milky Way. Situated throughout

    the galaxy are countless hubs

    and relay stations, areas of rest

    and relaxation for the countless

    travellers among the stars. Such

    stations exist to allow for the

    interaction between mankind,

    robots and aliens, coexisting in

    harmony. Space for interaction

    may exist on the exterior, with

    the floor electro-magnetised to

    keep them from floating away

    and there is space for

    interaction on the interior,

    where you can wander with

    helmets off, both areas allowing

    everyone to observe the shared

    starry darkness, the final

    frontier.

    I created this collage to portray the experience and interaction of people that I want to put forth in my design. An unrealistic scenario involving my Program of Meeting

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    Super Imposition Collage

    The Collage involved super imposing the plans of my Spatial Composition, Landforming and Assemblage Models. Using tracing paper, I layered and drew parts from each plan onto it, having them drawn over

    one another in order to produce the image that seems like a combination of shapes and patterns. On this cleaned up version of my sketch above, I represented the level of depth of imposition with different

    shades of grey, the colours getting brighter as the different layers are placed on top of one another

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    Experience Collage

    My experience collage of

    my place of meeting

    situated in an unrealistic

    situation. I also

    experimented with the

    impact of Metal material

    and how it can be edited

    for aesthetic such as

    cutting into stripes,

    facades and corten.

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    Final Project Plan

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    Final Project - Sections

    My Final design of my Sections included the section cuts location on the plan and showed the thickness levels and usage of different types of my designated material - Metal. Along with the Section is a Part of a

    Section as a 2D experience Collage showing the actual design in the unrealistic setting with Program and also a diagram representing the viewpoints and area of sight at certain points from users of the building.

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    Final Project - Model

    My model for a place of meeting on Union Lawn utilises and represents its use of Metal. The Model

    material have been edited on in order to represent the Metal texture for example the use of

    metal coloured spray paint. Despite being built in layers, my model has somewhat bent and

    diagonal parts to show the extent that metal can be warped. Levels also show area of enclosed and

    open areas to provide different ways people can meet in the building.

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    Final Project - Experience

    The Metal itself shows it protective power by

    showing how damaging the outside

    atmosphere is, in order to make people feel

    safe in and around the building. This is shown

    in the Metals damage by weathering or a

    corten, the colour change from grey to

    brown along with rust indicate what the

    building is protecting people from.

    The experience I wanted to portray

    through my program and material is that

    the Metal used is a representation of a

    guardian, a being that protects those

    around it, gathering them all together to

    protect them, like how a building can

    contain multiple people under its roof.