ARCH 2010: (B)etween A and C
(B)etween A and C
This project begins with discovering spatial qualities in the act of tying a knot, revealing concepts of between, surrounding and enclosing. The objective involves exploration and development of a series of strategies to define space through materials, fabrication techniques, and assembly methods. Throughout the process, space and form are created in volume, mass, frame, and surface. The mass iteration is presented as wood, where the volume is developed subtractively through the cutting and re-combining of material to introduce voids that affect space and light into the construct. The frame iteration requires additive work to develop a frame that defines space and works structurally. The overall construction comprises sub-assemblies that provide the ability to re-arrange and interlock elements, leading to a careful consideration of aspects that affect the frame assembly as a whole, such as scale, numbering, and placement of pieces. Through these strategies, spaces are created in relationship to ideas such as enclosure versus exposure, framed versus walled, opaque versus transparent, and access to versus denial of light. The hybrid iteration is a combination of more than one method of fabrication and construction, allowing various materials to influence the final construction.