Spatial Dynamics Two – Object Abstraction
For this project, we were asked to chose an object from the RISD Nature Lab that was to be analysed and abstracted. I chose a seashell, creating orthographic drawings and models from sticks, wire and bristol paper to explore the shapes and properties of the shell and to really understand its function. I settled on an architectural application, by drawing from the bristol paper and stick model for construction, which was first modelled in Rhino. The final product is a lightweight and ecological pavilion to be set in parks, centres or plazas. The natural function of a shell as a dwelling is directly transposed into a concept that can be used for the sheltering of humans, may that be as a public library, information centre or gathering hall. One side is fitted with a clear strip, allowing light to enter during the day, while the convoluting shape mouth of the shell prevents rain and wind to disturb visitors. The model is built from lasercut bristol paper, clear acryllic sheet and chopsticks, and measures roughly 15 inches.