Design Studio IIA – Kaitiakitanga
heritage kaitiakitanga: city, sites and narratives
 spacebuster-raumlabor-9

raumlaborberlin Spacebuster

Aim

Develop an understanding of the term kaitiakitanga and how it can become an informing principle for understanding social and cultural sustainability through heritage.

Context

This project responds to aspects of kaitiakitanga. It examines guardianship of our environment, including our cultural but also dynamic heritage, as well as our natural resources. It therefore includes broader ideas of ‘sustainability’ and ethical considerations. It encourages you to think about our built heritage, our urban environment, our monuments, objects, and stories that shape our connection to place, and which all support the construction of identity and sense of belonging.  Equally important to a spatial practice is to consider the origins and impact of the materials with which to build space and the project will ask you to research and analyse the choices you make for your design.

Kaitiakitanga begins with a holistic understanding of how the environment and the people within it exist in balance, and a care to maintain that balance. What is your role as a creative practitioner in negotiating that balance? How does your work impact on the environment and on people through its manufacture, or its content, or its use?

Project

The second project of semester 1 takes you into the city, into the urban environment. We continue to explore the performance of the everyday through spatial practice, but also look at a range of strategies to intervene into given sites. This will allow students to explore their own interests of making space, including interventions, installations, and formal architectural/interior architectural structures, and digital spatial environments. In addition, you will be introduced to architectural drawing conventions and representation practices. It will build from introduced applications and drawings in year 1 but now demands accuracy and intention of the kind of drawings used for communicating space in the industry/profession.

 This is an individual assignment which will allow you to individual develop a specific set of spatial practice skills. This is to be demonstrated through your deliverables at Week 12 final hand-in

Monday Week 7
_Introduce assignment 2. Site, site analysis techniques, groups for the first 3 weeks (week 7 + study break), techniques to build SketchUP model of the site.

Site analysis and research in 2 parts:

  1. Context Research (Newtown Suburb), including immediate context ie Newtown, Riddiford Street (Main Street).

-infrastructure… Council and community facilities, retail and other local businesses, housing

-demographics

-history of suburb and buildings including the development over time, distinctive architectural examples)

-how does time play a role in the site – minutes, hours, days, weeks, historically…

  1. Site Documentation (156-160 Riddiford Street). Mapping – (researching, documenting and representing of information) This is a pragmatic and creative exercise

Plan and Sections, Site Plan, digital model, Architectural Style of the buildings, Materials/ Textures, Light Studies

Independent:

_For Thursday: conduct a site visit (perhaps more than 1), begin documentation and analysis of the site. Bring this documentation to studio class on Thursday where we will workshop documentation and representation techniques. Please print out (before 9am!) as much as possible so that you lay everything out for workshopping and discussion.

_In your groups begin building your SketchUp model of the site. This will become a shared resource for your group to work with throughout this assignment.

_Attend the Unity tutorial at 1-2.30pm Monday. This will be an important tool throughout this project. It will allow you to model/test/conceptualise the way that your design will interact with the site and the community.

 

Thursday Week 7

On your group’s table arrange all of the research you have conducted so far. Identify areas that require further investigation, areas of interested, notable details about the site. Plan for further research.

For Monday Week 8 complete your group site analysis, research and presentation. This will be presented on a 3m horizontal panel:

This should include (but is not limited to!) a combination of photography, sketches, sourced plans and maps that you have drawn into or altered to reflect your analysis of the site, material studies – castings, taping, photo/video, time based drawing series eg. documentation of light/shadows, movement through the space. Refer to the examples from the presentation on Stream for research and graphic representation techniques. Incorporate a range of mapping and documentation strategies into your research panel.

_Attend the Unity tutorial at 1-2.30pm Thursday. This will be an important tool throughout this project. It will allow you to model/test/conceptualise the way that your design will interact with the site and the community.

_There will be a catch-up tutorial on Friday for those who are unable to attend one of the Monday or Thursday sessions. Please note this is a catch up rather the whole tutorial repeated. Please endeavour to get to the timetabled tutorials.

 

Project brief overview:

From now on this is an INDIVIDUAL project!

You will ‘build’ your own brief…. By combining the following (steps 1-3) to create an event/experience for the Newtown public:

1. Community Group

Based on the research that you have conducted identify a specific community group or club eg. mothers group, football club, religious group, choir, cultural club.

2. Cultural/social narrative topic

Alongside 1.  select one of the topics from the list provided to give you a narrative to begin engaging with this community group.

Food/Performing Arts (ceili, flamenco)/Language/Landscape/Nature/Journey/Arts and Crafts

3. Programme

From the list provided select a programme to design a social infrastructure and experience that provides social sustainability benefits for the Newtown community.

Display space/Kitchen/Maintenance facility/Practice space (dance floor, prayer area, yoga room)/Meeting space/Exchange space eg. shop, market, library etc./Office (work space, desk space)/Information space

 

Week 8 (after mid-semester break)

Monday: Introduce cultural narrative and second half of the assignment.

For Thursday:

Site your project, identify your practice, research the topic and develop your narrative.

Select your community group, topic and programme. Begin investigating these further. Compile visual research (sourced and created by you) and arrange this on your blog or print out to present to each other on Thursday.

_Unity tutorial Wednesday 12.30pm

Thursday: Tutorials and concept development workshops

For Monday:

Research images and precedent examples x3

Identify 3 key moments in your design and present these as 3x 10-15secs video clips (using Unity) alongside a plan and a section.

There is a Unity tutorial on Wednesday 8th May at 12.30

 

Week 9 – Concept Development

Monday:

-Present concepts and workshop.

Attend Unity tutorial Wednesday 12.30

Thursday:

Prepare for interim presentation. Please be printed out and pinned up by 9am.

-Research images and precedent examples x3

-Identify 3 key moments in your design and present these as 3x 10-15secs video clips (using Unity)

-Print out: plan, section, 2x perspectives

 

Week 10

Monday:

-Interim presentations.

For Thursday: continue to develop your project. See Stream message for specific requirements (sent on Wednesday) 

Don’t forget to bring your book from the library to class on Thursday!

Thursday:

-Finish interim presentations

-Tutorials

-Presentation of project deliverables and examples by Sven and Meg

For Monday: select, print out and bring to class 3 key perspectives to begin workshopping your A2 drawings.

 

Project Deliverables

Digital submission:

1x title page that includes 100 words (max) project outline

1x site plan page

2x research and development pages that include accurately referenced precedent imagery along with documentation of your own research and design development.

1x plan to an appropriate scale for your design

1x long section

1x cross section

1x 30 second video generated using your Unity model.

Printed out and Digital Submission:

1x A2 event perspective that communicates the key interaction/experience that you are designing.

This event perspective needs to address: spatial design, people, objects, material qualities, lighting, and narrative.

This can be printed on whichever paper you feel is most appropriate for your design.

Presentation and submission dates:

Thursday 30th May

9am: Digital presentation of all deliverables. Prepare this a slide show, including video. All students will be required to present their work today. If you have an extension you will be presenting your work in progress.

9am-12pm: Pin-up A2 event perspectives for exhibition

By 5pm: all work submitted to the dropbox on Stream.

 

Week 11

Monday:

Workshop on A2 event perspectives looking at strategies to develop your drawings.

Wednesday 12.30 Unity tutorial

Thursday:

1:1 tutorials

For Monday

Draft/work in progress versions of your deliverables including:

1x title page that includes 100 words (max) project outline

1x site plan page

2x research and development pages that include accurately referenced precedent imagery along with documentation of your own research and design development.

1x plan to an appropriate scale for your design

1x long section

1x cross section

1x 30 second video generated using your Unity model.

1x A2 event perspective that communicates the key interaction/experience that you are designing.

We understand that all of these elements will be at different stages of completion, bring along all elememts regardless of how ‘complete’ they are.

Last modified: May 23, 2019