Axonometric Time



I’m working on producing a list of what needs to be done, whats possible in the time left. As well as this, I’ve been working on those drawings and improving them. The image below shows the axo detail with the axonometric time idea as well as a new coding system which takes inspiration from old 1910’s technical manuals. All the pieces are coded A B or R. As the drawing shows, A denotes components belonging to 2015, B denotes 1915, and R denotes the Rupture/ Intervention, the present moment. Now I have this style I can roll it out across other scenarios and details.
sliding wall detail manual

I modified this drawing to really give weight to the most important components, ie. the components relating to the two specific time periods and my intervention. Although possibly I may need to go further than this and fade out the components of each time period directly below the detail to give more prevalence to the Rupture Detail. The archaeological elements are now there but I need to quickly code it, as I have done with the detail drawing as to time which time periods apply.


Resi - Industrial perspective

The drawing as to where materials are exchanged and accumulated is next on the list to be.

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  1. Love the idea of axonometric time as a new, more spatial reading of the traditional timeline! I really like how the detail has developing with a coding for different time periods and ruptures – it’s amazing how through annotating both the detail and the sectional drawing, both suddenly become much more technical. What about interim time periods between 1915 and 2015 – are those evident in the detail?
    The sectional drawing is coming along – already by changing the figures and their relationship to the built elements it already feels a lot stronger.
    As you are working on these things think about how they should be presented in your portfolio – there is a lot of thought that goes into developing your concepts whether it is your alternative understanding of time, or how it is shown through axonometrics, details, sections, inhabitation etc. Make sure there are short descriptive captions explaining what you are experimenting with in each case. Also don’t forget to include precedents such as Richard McGuire’s Here or other time-based techniques that have inspired you to build up the ideological context of your project in addition to the theories you mention in your introduction.
    In each case with the details and these sections we want to see time, material, programme and structure coming together to inform our understanding of the project and how to read Manhattan and your preservation strategy – make sure the different time periods and programmes really come through to show the breadth of the project.
    I recently saw the work of the Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi whose layered drawings manifest time by taking the same image repeatedly over a period of time and mounting them into a spatial installation to capture the change: and – quite beautiful and very spatial installations that reminded me of some of your semester 1 models and technique experiments – might be a nice idea for a final model in addition to the material sandwich we discussed on Tuesday.
    Keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing all the details and more sections developed to the same level for the portfolio review next week!

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