Progress

After Tuesday I started doing some site researching to enhance the drawing layers and to understand the various of sound variations on the site. I’m working on developing a perspective collage with three layers where each layers associate with express the functions which makes sound vibration on the site.

The Internet is Fixed…

Portfolio Layout 1. 3D scan of my object. It is interesting to see how the scan is an Uncanny replica of the object; a kind of corrupted digital translation. I think the interface between digital and manual design techniques might be an interesting focus for my exploration study having already been looking at 3D printing….

Week 6 Site Drawing

I am interested to the area of Williamsburg around the Domino Sugar Refinery. My site drawing is a combination the elevation of Domino Sugar Factory and the section of Lowline which they both related to my light and shadow study. Since the site of the factory under redevelopment, part of the factory was demolished, the existing part…

Plastic Spectacle in NYC

I’ve researched a lot more now into the Macy’s Christmas Parade and have gotten more interesting ideas on where this study can head into. Here is a quick summary of what I’ve discovered in terms of the parade: In the 1920s, many of Macy’s department store employees were first-generation immigrants. Being proud of their newfound…

Transfer Work

  For the drawing, I wanted to examine a building at 68 Jay Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn, quite close to the site I mentioned last week. The building was built in the daylight factory style in 1915 by a New York Architect called William Higginson. From what I can tell, Higginson did a lot of…

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Experiment 01

Partially successful experiment deforming cast wax ‘organ’ using indirect heat (follow up to Study Model 14.10.15). When applied from the reverse side of the model the heat tended to dissipate before deforming the wax cast. In the video above (played a 10x speed) the wax pools at the base of the model as the steel…

More good references for New York, maps, drawing, sound etc

Interactive map that shows how much New York has changed over 200 years: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2409401/Interactive-map-New-York-reveals-city-changed-200-years.html What maps reveal about ourselves: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150917-what-maps-reveal-about-ourselves (a great study of bias and skewed perspectives to delineate the factual and fictional) Acoustic mirrors and other devices (good for Solaf but also Anoovab): http://socks-studio.com/2013/12/10/sound-mirrors-and-other-sensory-expansion-devices-from-wartime-technology-to-radical-art-practices/ and lastly, just because I enjoyed it: A study of negative writing…

Portfolio Layout sample

I’ve been trying to make my portfolio more interactive with materials to engage the reader more in my project, whilst keeping a portfolio format. Although the materials won’t be added until the final print, I have included pictures of the material samples I will include. The portfolio will be bound like a book, probably using…

Potential SIte

I was looking for a place that has similar characteristic to my object. My Object is a light box with layers of white cards to create a white scenario on surface, but a total different effect in the dark with light on at the back. All kinds of texture would be in disclose with levels of brightness….

2102 Boardwalk – NYC

2102 Boardwalk   2102 BOARDWALK – Layers of Re-invention, Layers of Decay… Above is what will become a hazy layer as the backdrop to a journey through time of innovation with services, facilities, a shell of activity regenerated since 1923.  The layers of materiality, the layers which have disappeared have a narrative which links with the…

Site Selection

I was searching about the relationship between scaffolding and the buildings in New York and stumbled upon news about how most New Yorkers hated scaffolding. I found out that there is an ordinance known as “Local Law 11” which requires all buildings over 6 stories in height to have their facades inspected every 5 years….

Plastic Spaces

I’ve always been interested in the notion of plastic spaces that act as architectural time portals; we look back at events with nostalgic ideals and look forward to the future by projecting them. I had been reading Bernard Tschumi’s Manhattan Transcripts ( http://socks-studio.com/2015/10/13/the-set-and-the-script-in-architecture-the-manhattan-transcripts-1976-1981-by-bernard-tschumi/ ) and am excited about architectural stage sets that are formed through a relationship…

…Maybe Manhattan?

“The enquiry begins with a line drawn between London Gatwick airport and The Local hostel, New York. Just across the Queensboro Bridge an artificial mountain range of skyscrapers emerge from the urban archipelago of Manhattan, paranoiac constructions of the 20th century. Le Corbusier decried these “misshapen adolescents of the machine age” when he described them…

Completely Lost!

Trying to pick a site in New York, and it is going very very poorly. I’ve been trying to look into the parameters of pausing/duration/speed/material change, but in my mind I’m only turning up abandoned buildings (Ellis Island Hospitals and underground disused subway stations), or major land marks (like Grand Central station or Central Park…

Object: Book

The Book which tells the story of an area of London’s East End My object is a handmade book which uses materials to tell the story of the area from Whitechapel High Street, through Brick Lane, to Liverpool Street Station.   The Story starts in what was originally Whitechapel Library   Then moves through how…

Reference for Cris: Making the impossible possible

Someone sent me this link to a programme on BBC 4 where Sir Roger Penrose discusses MC Escher’s drawings as an inspiration to construct impossible geometries in reality. Thought it might be helpful for you to think about not just hinging but also alignment, viewing angles, planes of symmetry and points of converging to infinity: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06csx20/secret-knowledge-the-art-of-the-impossible-mc-escher-and-me…

Made Paper!

So after the paper-making disaster during the week, I decided to try again today. And it worked! (Well, as far as up to the drying process!) And because of this and the disaster, I learnt more about the actual construction of paper and the process used to make it- and its all to do with…

Quick collage

This is a quick collage I made to try and get the solvent transfer technique down. I noticed that the work of Robert Rauschenberg is fantastic in terms of the bleeding of images and overlapping transparencies so I tried pushing the techniques for my own use. The collage is a quick study of the elevator…

Object Updates

Between Phonautograph and sound sculpture, I was to build a much simpler device that produce both sculpture and also a performance. I had been researching on Cymatic and Canorgraphy that revolve around visual sound and decided to test on strings. The use of strings are to see the form and behaviour of sound wave from different…

Portfolio Idea

I don’t have a clear direction for my portfolio format at this moment. But I have an idea of making my portfolio like a pack of things we normally find in a flight seat pocket. safety card, travel/duty free magazines, sickness bag and an amenities bag. So I am still thinking how can I apply…

Plastic Sound II

After Tuesday’s tutorial, I began researching on the way that vinyl records were produced before digital engineering and found out that it was what Salihah discussed in class before; manifesting sound through indentation with a phonograph. It works with the needle being vibrated by sound waves, hence, inscribing onto the surface of the vinyl disc. I…