FRAMING THE IDEA

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Carefully construct a series EXPLORING THE SHAPES of apertures, or openings, found within an area. These might be windows, doorways, skylights or openings in a floor condition. They can be large or very small. Be aware that craft and proportion are important in this set. People understand that openings provide clues about theprograms of buildings,and will interpret spaces accordingly.


INCLUDE:

  • detail necessary to exactly provide the opening shapes (remember, there may be sculptural elements obstructing some openings—draw the openings as if this element are included in the original design)

MAY INCLUDE:

  • gateways
  • mirrors
  • eave profiles
  • reflecting ponds

FOCUS:

  • precision
  • proper proportion
  • perspective
  • shape
  • layering (apertures seen through apertures or reflections)
  • alignments

AVOID:

  • drawing the full frame of the opening (concentrate on the opening, their shape and their relationship to other openings)

Exploring different openings, their locations and sizes, helps determine how architecture informs people and influences navigation decisions.

Complete no less than two drawings per location, spending no less than thirty minutes per drawing.