ARC2002 - GROUND WORKS STUDIO
This studio focused on developing new drawing techniques using hatching and line in order to read, analyse and communicate nuanced site conditions at Merri Creek, Clifton Hill. Initial readings involved analysing the speed of the creek, wind direction, light nuances, vegetation, sound intensity and origin. the following re a series of mappings are 3 scales showing unique condition nuances through observation of site.
The analysis of light using a designed instrument to measure, observe, and translate the conditions into a visual representation of that data. I was interested in the nuanced conditions of light, absence of light, natural versus artificial light, and vegetation changing light. the device was moved to several locations over the site in order to understand the altering in the condition both over different locations and at different times of the day. data was recorded using photography over multiple days, time of the day, and locations. The gridded drawing below is a compiled data map showing light conditions through a corridor on site of particular interest.
LIGHT INSTRUMENT DESIGN
WIND INSTRUMENT DESIGN
SPEED OF THE CREEK 1:50
SPEED OF THE CREEK 1:500
SPEED OF THE CREEK 1:5000
VOLUME AND MOVEMENT OF SOUND 1:50
VOLUME AND MOVEMENT OF SOUND 1:500
VOLUME AND MOVEMENT OF SOUND 1:5000
DIRECTION AND INTENSITY OF WIND 1:50
DIRECTION AND INTENSITY OF WIND 1:500
DIRECTION AND INTENSITY OF WIND 1:5000
The analysis of wind using a designed instrument consisting of a series of ballons at intervals to measure how the wind changes at various rights throughout various locations on-site and times of the day. specifically interested in measuring and daring intensity of wind through filling balloons with ink as well as using photography and translating it into drawing doing angles and direction, measuring wind conditions in detail providing integral information about the quality and conditions on-site.
The following process of design involved considering the condition data collected and the instrument elements created a device is to be designed which transforms and alters the conditions on-site. my device aims to transform conditions of light on-site blurring the lines between natural and artificial light by using the rigid shadowing of the cube, reflection of light through mirrors, and transparent elements. as a series of objects are connected and attached to vegetation the light condition produced is altered. as the wind changes over the site the device may rotate and flicker again altering the condition of light below.
THE SPECULO CENTER TRANSFORMING DEVICE INTO AN ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT
The final project transforms the processes of observing, translating, controlling conditions into an architectural intervention that alters and controls conditions on-site. The intervention aims to explore the spectrum of artificial to natural light and the intersection between them. The arrangement of these interventions is dictated based on wind, vegetation, and light qualities in order to create a variety of conditions and atmospheres inside the intervention.
The variety of openness is dictated by the number of walls utilised from the designed device (1-6) in order to facilitate programmatic functions. Materials including mirrors, foil, translucent sheeting, and opaque surfaces are used in combination to interact with each other and create a dynamic atmosphere, between and in and around the spaces.