- Categories Design
- Type Workshop
- Year 2012
- Tutor Emily White [Sci-Arc]
In “Microporportion” at Yildiz Teknik Universitesi, we addressed the question of proportioning as it relates to perception in the context of the architectural surface. In contemporary architectural production, especially digital modeling and rendering, great e ort goes toward mapping materials on to a virtual volume (bump mapping, tex- ture mapping, displacement mapping, etc.) In this seminar we will use similar strategies of mapping, but apply them instead to physical models.
The issues of scale, orientation, repeat and depth will be central characters. Of particular interest is the translation between virtual and physical models, and how processes of translation inform our perception of depth at the surface. Students will produce volumetric models with low-relief surface treatment and learn techniques for micro-proportioning with paint. We used Rhino for 3D modeling and surface mapping. Technical tutori- als introduced students to a speci c set of methods. It was assumed that the students will have basic knowledge of Rhino modeling before the workshop begins. Techniques taught in the workshop will augment this existing knowledge.