(K)NOT ARCHITECTURE:
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

 

Starting with a simple knot in a piece of string, the form and shape of the knot were carried through a series of iterations spanning a wide variety of material and construction techniques.  These techniques helped to identify multiple attributes of the form, ranging from its delicacy as a wire model to its volume as a massing model, culminating in a final “eggcrate” model technique, highlighting positive and negative space.  The purpose of this exercise, in addition to strengthening skills in craft and model making, was to make space apparent and introduce it as part of the figure itself.  These methods of construction allow the viewer to have an infinite number of experiences with the models, depending on the angle in which the models are viewed.

 

Knot Drawing

 

 

 

 

ORIGINAL KNOT

 

IterationsDESIGN ITERATIONS

 

maternoski_ex02_perspective-01WIREFRAME PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

 

maternoski_ex02_shadow_axon-01AXONOMETRIC MASSING DRAWING

 


PROJECT TYPE
ACADEMIC DESIGN EXERCISE

EGGCRATE MODEL MEDIA
MUSEUM BOARD

DRAWING MEDIA
PENCIL ON DRAWING PAPER

INSTRUCTOR
BENJAMIN IBARRA-SEVILLA

LOCATION
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

YEAR
2010


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