Exposing Continuity in Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal

  • This is an in depth analysis of Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal.
     
    Starting with a drafted axonometric hand drawing, I brought the drawing into Rhino to "take it apart" and analyze its parts. After completely redrawing it on the computer, I was able to quickly disassemble it and discover its continuous architectural elements. I then flattened each continuous part, created connection points, and made a manual to create Saarinen's TWA Terminal out of paper.
  • Original Drafted Drawing (22" x 36")
  • Finding Continuous Elements
  • Exposing Continuity
  • Flattening of Window Element
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    Final Drawing (36" x 80")
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    Continuous "Kit of Parts" complete with tabs to create connection points
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    Instruction Manual for putting together Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal 
  • Model built from "Kit of Parts"
  • Model built from "Kit of Parts"
  • Final Book Layout