References from Today

Following on from yesterday’s tutorials, here are some references to keep you thinking about how to develop and design your project going forward. Think about how to incorporate references and precedents in your portfolio by redrawing them in terms of how they relate to your project and what is interesting about them so that your audience understands the context of ideas that you are building into.


Salihah – think about drawing the cut through the length of your train to show the different spaces and transitions like this cut through the boat in A Life Aquatic:

you can also think about how to overlay sound in the drawing by re-introducing your notation from Semester 1?


Elyssa -Here’s the article on the New York Stock Exchange: and make an even more zoomed out drawing of how the NYSE relates to the other global exchanges:


Maggie – This is the example I was talking about where Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown moved Lieb House by boat:
But also look at pre-fab housing like this example: (swedish website but you can translate it/ some of the press is in English – its basically apartments made entirely in factories before being craned into place on site).


Janie – As mentioned yesterday, Louis Kahn is a good reference to look at in terms of how he sculpturally perforates his buildings to create dramatic plays of light and shadow in his building. I think you have a quote by Kahn in your portfolio but this is an interesting article with a list of good light-related references at the end:


Catherine – this is a precedent a student of mine used last year in terms of creating an indoor cloud:
Also the minimaforms memory cloud is a good example as a way to not just create a visual effect but also communicate something about our obsession with data etc. Trafalgar square: and the same thing but in detroit: (interesting how the same project in two different contexts can have very different effects/ results/ experiences)


Dale – In addition to our suggestion of Perec’s Life A User’s Manual, perhaps watch the film by Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine Houselife about the use and mis-use of the Maison à Bordeaux by Rem Koolhaas/ OMA: – lots of interesting joints and adjacencies! Also the Living Architectures films are great narrative examples about how a story can be generated from the inhabitants or existing programme of a project.


Bert – A great paper that clearly defines emotion vs. feelings and discusses how it could be measured: – the diagrams and precision with which the author discusses emotion will be really helpful for you to develop your technology and your project. Also look at this show at the Hayward Gallery a few years for interesting ways to play with light and our perception of it to influence/ manifest emotion:


Inez – a pretty amazing resource through the University of Bournemouth – The Museum of Design in Plastics. You should contact them as consultants and maybe they can even exhibit your project later!


Anoovab – Here’s the original brief for the Ai weiwei/ Herzog & de Meuron Serpentine pavilion: Also this is a terrific project which I mentioned earlier in the year where a student created a fictional island off the coast of Mexico and got Google Earth to list it as an actual territory by using a series of other internet platforms to verify its existence (Wikipedia, Panoramio etc) thereby making fiction into fact: and this is the trailer for the actual project:


Cris – This is the book I mentioned where the benches were placed to view key moments in this old abbey that then were paired in the book with projects these moments had inspired: Lecons du thoronet: (scroll to the right for more images) I have the book and can bring it when I can next travel to Oxford.


Jaycee – The scaffolding language translated into high-end furniture details: also look at projects like the Centre Pompidou and other hi-tech examples – look at how they are detailed but also how scaffolding became a permanent language in how it was drawn, imaged and built:


Hope these help!

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