November 29, 2012


Final Presentation and Construction
Here are some of the pictures of the construction and final presentation! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get this done! A special thanks goes out to the Wood Source.

The process of building an emotion was very difficult. Not only to understand how a person feels the emotion needs to be studied but also you have to understand how that feeling can then be displayed in a physical form. It was also tricky to take an emotion that everyone feels and apply one overall concept to it - if a dream is universal to everyone but everyone experiences it differently, how can you define it?

I think the best way to explore that universality was to understand a dream as entering an alternative reality/some place that is not here. From that point, it was easier to explore the possibility of a built form.

Being able to use a team of 9 people to build the action was extremely useful. Since multiple people could be working on wood work while others were doing fine detailing, the project was able to flow at a consistent rate.

Version 2

These are the updated shop drawings and views of the revit model. As well some photos of the first day in the shop!

Kasey and Brea

Version 1

Here is our version 1 proposal for our dream installation. I have attached the slides that we presented in class on November 9 and will update the blog with new slides as the project develops.

A really important person to look at is Matthew Ngui. Especially his work with a chair. An example of his work is attached to this blog. 
As you can see, we took the idea of optical illusion and the transformation from the rational to the irrational to come up with our design. This allows a person to transcend into a dream. Our model shows how as you approach the office space, it appears as an office. But moving around the installation reveals that it is not an office at all. It is composed of many different illusions. These smaller pieces are also functional by themselves. They could be a table, bench, shelf etc.

The way we were able to create this optical illusion is through introducing a grid on the floor and ceiling. The grid then extends between the floor and ceiling through 'invisible' lines. This grid allows for a perspective view of the illusion while also maintaining enough rationality that the perspective does not distort the installation. Look at slide 10 to see our grid that we made. Slide 10 is in plan. We tried to keep the distance between the points at 0.5m wide in order to relate it to the human body and also because of the build-ability of that ratio.

With the extrusion of that illusion we are able to manipulate the space behind it or in front of it in order to create a new space. If you look at slide 6,7,8 you will be able to understand the spatial relation of the space. 

Therefore as an object extrudes back into the grid, it follows a perspective line. 

The idea is to create an illusion of the installation but through a built form. Therefore we are building a view of an office through the composition of many different built forms. 

Kasey and Brea
Here is version 1 of our installation. 

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