MODELS AND HAND DRAWING

School Projects

Freehand Drawing Wood Frame

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1st Semester Studio September 2015 – November 2015

 

Students were assigned to draw a number of specific building details without the use of rulers. The objective was to teach students how to sketch and describe wood frame construction details and principles along with basic principles of draftsmanship.

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Structural Wood Frame Detail Model

 

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1st Semester Studio November 2015 – December 2015

 

Students were provided a set of construction drawings and a pre-assigned a section of a coach house building. Each was asked to develop a detailed wood frame model demonstrating appropriate construction methods, showcasing all the appropriate layers.

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Cardboard/Paper Massing Model


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3rd Semester Studio November 2016 – December 2016

 

Students were provided an image in which to base their massing model on. Final model must be visually derivative of the provided image and remain in similar proportions.

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Functional Balsa Wood/Pins Model


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4th Semester Studio January 2016

 

Students were challenged to build a structure/bridge made of only balsa wood and sewing pins that spanned between two parallel supports, and was strong enough to carry a standard brick weighing 8.02 lbs. Students competed against each other to create the lightest bridge possible that could hold the brick for a minimum of 30 seconds.


Note: This design was determined to be the lightest bridge among all students who participated, weighing only 37 grams.

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Functional Balsa Wood/Card Paper/Concrete


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4th Semester Sustainable Materials and Methods 2 April 2017

 

Students were challenged to build a model based in balsa wood to demonstrate the construction and assembly of a curtain wall system on a steel frame structure. 

Interesting Model Details: Real concrete pad, milled I-beam balsa wood, hand-cut and glued joists

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Balsa Model 6