Third years POST TABLE // PRE EXTERNALS tutorials will take place on Wednesday 12/06. The session will be a debrief of the year and also a preparation for the externals examiners and what work needs to be done to it. Tutorials will take place at NaJa & deOstos office (37 Great Russell Street, suite 8, WC1B 3PP).
Last 3rd year tutorials before the tables. Please bring your portfolio (organised and in order) to rehearse your presentation and latest drawings to discuss.
The inspiring animation was produced by the architectural student Nigel Dakin. On his own words:
“Demand for resources in the consumer world is ever increasing. Investments are made to search for locations deeper inside the world’s last remaining natural landscapes that have remained unchanged for millennia. The western world encroaches upon the civilizations of primitive tribes that sustain their existence from the rich ecosystems of the rainforest. In the near future the last native tribes of the amazon rainforest will become engulfed within the world of money, consumption and modern commodity.
This project represents the process of growth and decay as the western world searches for new horizons in which to extract resources to enable growth. With the discovery of these precious resources comes great riches and as has been seen with the gold and diamond towns of the americas and the oil rich middle east, cities grow rapidly. The city grows as the resources decay. Yet, what happens when the supply runs dry? When the riches can no longer be extracted? What future does our consumer civilization have without the balance of growth and decay?”
For more information on the project please click here
Video by Mike Winkelmann, featured in CG Society
First of all congratulations for all the second year students from Inter 3! All the portfolios and projects moved a long way from last week + the oral presentations were eloquent and rich.
More feedback soon!
The tutorials on Wednesday the 5th will be a combination of drawing workshop and portfolio review. It is very important for you to have both (main drawings + organized/right order portfolio) in order to make better use of the time given for the tutorial.
For drawings the discussion will be specific about resolution of information, clarity, technique and atmosphere of each project. Alice Labourel will be running a one to one brainstorm workshop about how to work on your drawings. Bring questions, printed material and your laptops!
In parallel we will also run a quick rendering workshop reviewing a few basics and specifics in group and later individually with tips and tricks with each student.
Recap: bring your new drawings printed, printed portfolio (arranged in the right order and highlighting what is missing with notes), laptop and specific questions!
14:40 Rendering tips and tricks (ALL)
P.s: If second year students have their portfolio at the studio please feel free to share/show them with/for the third year students – they have loads of exciting ideas! The best time for this would preferably after the rendering workshop.
Following the third year tutorials today:
Below are some interesting and very different ways of drawing building sections, elevations, plans, 3d views etc for your inspiration. Even though a drawing should have a certain clarity and precision / resolution, they still can be very expressive, lively, atmospheric, speculative…
of course there are many more…!
(Click on the image to make larger.)
Chetwoods Butterfly House
Yaohua Wang Nanjing Lab
Derek Pirozzi Speculating the Coast
Robert Gilson Quarantine
Tutorials will be split in two days.
On Friday all second year students need to bring the portfolio in, arranged in the desired order and highlight what’s still missing. It is essential that most of the material is printed so we can discuss sequence, presentation and the year as a research and project. All portfolios must include pictures of unit trip, dossier, architectural case studies and references and process booklets as necessary.
Third years tutorials will be on Saturday as below and the focus will be final drawings. Please bring them printed, also when still work in progress.
The tutorials this week will be divided in two days between Tuesday 28/05 and Wednesday 29/05. Please check list below:
Tuesday 28/05 Tutorials
Wednesday 29/05 Tutorials
Please keep an on the blog as we soon will be posting a date for a rendering/drawing workshop.
Next tutorials will be on Saturday starting at 10am, see list below. Please bring latest project development / drawings, renders, models etc and work schedule for the next one / two weeks.
Image: Colonel Percy Fawcett expedition in the Amazon – in search for City of Z or Eldorado
The FINAL CRIT will take place on 22/05 on 33 first floor back and front rooms (2 rooms). There will be an order to present where students will be divided between morning and afternoon.
AM students: Maridia, Xin, Gordon, Alvaro, Jiwon
PM students: Shashi, Chloe, Eleonore, Stefan, Stratis, Olympia
ALL STUDENTS to meet at 9:15 sharp to help organise the room and pin ups.
Bring material that have been part of the research from elements/objects from unit trip, books read + dossier, TS booklet and necessary sheets to explain the project (how it answered the given brief, its concept, its key characteristics and aspirations) and what is next to develop in the coming days/weeks.
It will be an exiting day and we hope you all can help us to make it run smoothly and organised in order to make your work shine in an exciting environment!
Last tutorials before the final crit. Please bring title and 150 words description of the project including how it answers the unit brief. Focus of our discussion tomorrow will be pin-up strategy and key drawings.