Semester 2, project two: One hundred parts of your museum.

Everyone needs to complete, and continur to develop your models.  Work outwards from the pieces you have made.  How are they made, how do they work structurally, how do they join together.  If you have made a wall, think of the structure the openings, the signs, the spaces, the structure which interact with it. Almost no one has shown the exhibits in the building.  From now on we will not look at work which doesn’t show your museum’s exhibits as an integrat part of your design.

This week:

This week we are asking you to do 100 drawings of your museum.  You have a huge range of material at your disposal, but firt of all start by looking back at your 100 museums study. These contain sketch ideas about display, iconography, setting, scale, storage, narrative, plan, section, elevation, visitor experience, architectural quality.  You should be easily able to do the equivalent 100 drawings for your own museum.

This should take the form of a walk-through, storyboard, or series of detailed studies/views of your building.

To do this, look at the full range of your work so far.  Look at how you displayed objects and think how you might display DDR objects.  Look at the museums you have studied and think how they display artefacts, group information, organise circulation etc and how you might use and develop their ideas.  Look at the information you have about the DDR and thing which are the most meaningful, effectsive, etc, how they change depending on how you group thm, display them, move through them etc.  Look at the site and the city and the buildings around, your site strategies, the skyline, the public spaces etc.  Look at the pattern work  and the models and think how you might make, combine and re-read these etc.  As you do all this, sketch what you are thinking.

Then you need to arrange these so that they describe the building as a whole.  You may do this as a timeline or storyboard. Or you may arrange the drawings around a plan.  You may include other images as well as (NOT instead of) the 100 images.  The layout and presentation is up to you but it should be beautiful, inclusive and easy to read.  The idea is that you ‘walk us through” the buildings, and that we can ‘read’ this journey on the wall—without you having to do any  talking at all.

Pin up in groups so that we can have more time to discuss.  Choose your spaces between yourselves and make sure your work is together. Use the corridors if needed.  This week we will run this alphabetically.

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