Author Archives: Eleanor Dodman2012-13

eisenman and the axo

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new images

new images more to come

 

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new images

 

 

new images any comments

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photographs

these are straight from the camera and just a first attempt will show you the rest tomorrow.

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and it grows

and it gets bigger….

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turnable model

much like the drawing this model can be turned around to make two views. This one does not obstruct the views created. Image 1 and 2 are made from the same model.. the middle image is the same model.

this one includes 6 views but i think its abit crude. Need to find a way of integrating the views more

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3 views… more to come

The problem with having the multiple views is that you ruin each view by adding the next one. I not have 4 views in the model but i need to find a way to make it more seamless which I can do my mirroring the view so I have two back to back. The question then become if I have within the axo plans and elevations and not other axos. Will post unbuildable model I made. At the moment I am trying to 3d model something that I think I can physical model.

 

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ground

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function

comments please

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design- glass or no glass

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update

void 01

void 02

void 03

comments please

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facade

facade is abit of an issue as I dont have one. I was think about putting eisenmans facades but he does not really have them in the houses either.. might change my word any ideas

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drawing update

structure

New Junction between design and program

history

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another screenshot blog

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update

View 1

view 2

drawings

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model 01

 

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Drawing Update

 

This is an update of my drawing, at the moment I am drawing structure which is the bottom right which is in section. The other one I am working on is the top left which is facade I am going to take out the windows and replace them with Eisenman facades I think. I have also added the book and split the large site drawing.

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My Dictionary

I have been reading about the history of words within architecture. these are the ones I have chosen. I think i need to put them into categories.. Please add more words if you can think of any.

  • form
  • space
  • context
  • site
  • grid
  • narrative
  • rhetoric
  • metaphor
  • order
  • room
  • column
  • threshold
  • program
  • design
  • architecture
  • flexibility
  • adaptable
  • user
  • function
  • transparency
  • type
  • image

I have also changed the drawing I showed on Friday to they tile in all directions. I am now going to make some sketched of the plates for the some of the words I have chosen. will update later.

I am not sure about this one I think I like the old one better. I need to get over this whole building idea. 

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model?

I know this does not really have anything to do with my project, at least I do not think so, but this is the axo drawing I am working on in model format. I notised when I was panning around it that it is quite interesting when I rotated around it. It also allows you to understand the section and elevation of the building, but not the whole building

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cube -my building- bullshit – dumb

Was just looking back through my drawings and noticed this sketch by Natasha, just though I would blog it as my favourite sketch ever. I think I may know what it means but on the other hand I have no idea.

cube – my building – bullshit -dumb

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Silly Photoshop

The language of reduction… this is a silly photoshop I made to take a break from drawing… some of the titles architects give there buildings to make them more understandable for the client.

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section elevation axo thingy -01

Beginnings of section elevation axo drawing…. I have decided to make the columns the inhabitable space within the mausoleum. I have also made is much much bigger it is now 222m cubed which is scary.

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Eisenman without Eisenman

In order to define what I mean by language in architecture or text and architecture. I think I need to define in my own terms what that means. My idea is to make a set of drawing from existing  texts, extracting a spatial grammer. I am going to use Eisenman references by doing this I will be talking about Eisenman without Eisenman. This set of  drawings will then be the language that I use to inform my architecture and what i mean by language. By doing this I will also be killing my father (Eisenmans way of explaining his relationship with Rowe) because the references will become my own. Sketches and initial ideas to come.

I have compiled this list

  • Evans
  • Tarragni
  • Krauss
  • Derrida
  • Sol Lewitt
  • Rowe
  • Kippness
  • Chomsky
  • Tafuri
  • Palladio
  • Piranesi

 

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Worst blog ever…..

…so because I am going to try and blog everyday. I have no idea why. This is where I am i have changed the quote”ikea looking bookshelves” and moved the house and added more eisenman models.

First very bad should not be blogged sketch of next steps. I was thinking to explain what i mean when i say that the author come with baggage. he or she can never be viewed in isolation i will zoom into the book shelf which will show Eisenman and his references. in the open book will be an image of house two which we will enter and through frames windows ect we will see other project related to this one. The authored will be surrounded by its references.  I am not really happy with this though think it needs some work. I need to work out how to transition back into the mausoleum. Not really sold by what I have posted AT ALL.

painterly iso reference

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Site Drawing update

I have updated it since the last blog. Let me know what you think I agree about the hatches ect ect but I will do those in illustrator at the moment I am trying to tile the drawing together which I think I have figured out. What I have done is use the grid of the building as the reference points so that all the drawing tile together. So the building plan is always embedded in the drawing, bit cheesy maybe but seemed logical. That was even though you will never see the plan or elevation it is codified in the drawing. I think I might move the Eisenman up and i am going to add floor boards. Will update with the tile-able drawings later on.

 

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site drawing tests

test 1- in this one I begin to show the upper levels, the scale is the same as the house

test 2 – i have upped the scale and moved it down to show the upper level

test 3- in this one i have upped the scale but have chosen not to show the upper level

Drawing I showed at my tutorial.

 

I think that test 2 is the best tbh the question is does it give to much of the building away?

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it just got bigger……

elevation

ground plan +1m

mid level +20 m

top level plan +26m

after tutorial have decided to make it abit bigger do that the columns are 3m wide. The top level has become one room with the tomb to the author in the middle. I have also moved the grave stones inside the building. This has changed the site/ big drawing also. Will blog that later…

 

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wrapped text

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The room of the author

I think the room of the author should be the last image that I show. In that room you will see the only image you will ever see of my whole building. On the wall will be my references, Eisenman, Evans, maybe Perec but I have kinda lost him and Barthes. This room will show me as the author and everything that encompasses my projects. At the moment I am questions if the project should be drawn in axo and only axo. By drawing in axo it does limit the way in which I design the project.

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the death of the author

The death of he author-

As I have said eisenman hides his buildings in his writing. He is the ultimate author up until the point when the building is built. At that point he no longer becomes the author anymore. The question of authorship is also one that has surrounded Eisenman, questioned by foucalt derrida and barthes. The mausoleum would have a number of rooms each questioning the author and its death. Although this discussion has normally centered around literature it relation to architecture is important.  So for tomorrow I need to write a text  to iron things out a bit more and begin to figure out the title for the rooms and what should go in them. Also how much the rooms should relate to Eisenman as the author.  I also need to define author.

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For Ari

‘The explosion of space: architecture and the filmic imaginary’ / article by Anthony Vidler in   Assemblage  no.21  August 1993 / p.44-59

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To Eisenman or not to Eisenman

Drawings from Crit

I think that I need to decide wether or not I make my project more centered around Eisenman or not. Questions a dimension of Eisenman, ie language,  but more through Eisenman and not through the mausoleum which is not really working or not yet.  At the moment I am floating around him neither getting involved nor ignoring. I am tempted to go the Eisenman route at the moment but that might just be me not being able to let go of my recon….

 

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perspective axo drawing 01

fist attempt at this drawing that sits between axo and perspective its very crude atm

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Some perspective tests

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Drawing Block Help Please

In the spirit of the initial puzzles I made where they created themselves, the mausoleum can be turned on it head to create a form of the city, ie it can be viewed in many ways creating different forms from themselves. I am trying to include both these ideas in my Valene, or super drawing. I am just not sure they are working. As you can see the are two sets of column grids one that goes upwards out of the ground plane and the other that goes downwards with the idea that you can turn this part of the drawing round. Any thoughts I dont think it is working.obviously i need to get rid of the trees ect but I think the change from Axo to worms eye Axo is strange. Maybe i should turn it round and move it to make another drawing.

 

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doppelganger

http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/PORTFOLIO/MICROSITES/microsite.php?title=Intermediate%201&return=../../STUDY/UNDERGRADUATE/?name=int1&url=inter1.aaschool.ac.uk

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Amazing

http://rrrrrrrroll.tumblr.com/

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Drawing

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Confused

rhino screen shot. started to collage Eisenmans axonometrics, or index, into the life created for the other building. Abit like Valene’s painting of the block of flats in Life A Users Manual this drawing is of all the events that have happened surounding the building and my research into it.

 

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HTS WIP

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For Georges

Cecil Beaton Photograph

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Perec

Some quotes I have compiled from various thing I have read about Life.

” The formal underpinnings of Perec’s novel took shape as an elaborate puzzle he had to complete, and this sense of gamesmanship and ludic pleasure passes into the hands of a reader  who tried to decode and reassemble the textual puzzle… Perec’s text recursive in a specific Oulipian sense; it inscribes its own processes of production into its images, themes, and content, and also implicates readers in a potentially endless self-referential game of solving the textual puzzle.”

Perec has said that ” a system of constrains must contain anti constraint built into it giving the system some free play as the phrase goes… one needs a clinamen”

“Materials are fed into the matrix of the text itself constituted by selected materials, and the combinatoric game ensues.From these processes qualitatively new forms arise, without an external seed or origin; the new forms arise, without an external seed or origin; he new form then shapes microscopic sequences and combinations”

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Ruins

http://imgur.com/a/DoSCE#19

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Villa Rotonda Jigsaw

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The Intimidator

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axo model attempt 1,2 and 3

I think the middle one is the best but need a bit more work / maybe better camera than my iphone.

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Re-Con

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book done

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Conversations

Lost in conversation with everyone.

Also questioning if i should included photographs of the clients??

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Jeff Kipnis and Eisenman lecture

I listened to a lecture with Kipnis and Eisenman today and Kipnis said something very interesting about Eisenmans drawings… in reference to the image bellow he said.

‘ you don’t have to know what it means , in fact its particularly interesting as an icon precisely because you don’t know what it means. But you are guaranteed by the erudition of its process that it means something to very few people and its to obscure for you to know. So it creates a kind of obscurism effect as a cultural enterprise know to us.’

He said this when talking about Eisenmans axo diagrams calling the houses ‘buildings about drawings’.

 

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Mr. In – Between

New York Times Article Cover

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House VI animation

Animation of House VI transformation I found online.

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House III

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House I

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Peter Eisenman House II Forensic

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Screen shot from Duchamp “Screen Test” by Andy Warhol 1964

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