AA Inter 3

Physical Model by Feras El Attar
March 7, 2008, 11:02 am
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Physical Model (work in progress) by Feras El Attar
February 10, 2008, 3:14 pm
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The model at the moment. There is still a very long way to go..

Visual Diary (work in progress) by Feras El Attar
February 8, 2008, 2:08 am
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Still very much work in progress. I need to make the drawing-photo connections more meaningful and personal.

CNC Model in Progress by Feras El Attar
February 8, 2008, 1:52 am
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My CNC model at midday yesterday. Hopefully by now it’s much more matured with all the layers starting to show – but obviously I haven’t been able to work directly on it yet. Still a long way to go before Tuesday.

Integrating the Regent’s Canal 2 by Feras El Attar
February 7, 2008, 12:27 am
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This time the canal is represented at a smaller scale. The top layer will be even, and will be made from clear acrylic, with the layer beneath made of cardboard fragments shaped to indicate flow and current in a more focused manner than before. I also play with the scale of these fragments to demonstrate the growth of a network, and (not so noticeable in the renderings, BUT, the fragments are elevated differently, and this is because the base of the canal is not flat (or I do not perceive it to be). I want to reverse the fact that what you see along the canal is water-level and not what is beneath. The clear and reflective surface of the water now becomes an ‘invisible’ surface, which still has the reflective quality of the water. These will be attached to my reference model via the infamous inter 3 piano wire! The ‘rods’ in the rendering look far thicker than what I intend to use on the physical model.

Making a Visual Diary of Site Experiences by Feras El Attar
February 6, 2008, 3:37 am
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King’s X Diary1

It’s not finished, but check out the large version and tell me what improvments/changes can be made. Thanks 🙂

Expressing Experiences Along the Regent’s Canal by Feras El Attar
February 6, 2008, 3:22 am
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Here’s another way of expressing the Canal and my experience of it. I want to remind myself that there was a constant wall separating me from street-level, hence the vertical element. To it, I’m thinking of attaching elements that will bring the experience at a place and time to the vertical bit. In this scenario, I was watching pigeons flock violently in and out of a wall-bush, scaring each other (and me!), where there was also a girl who seemed to be moaning at her lover over the phone. I’ve tried to represent this by visualising the sound waves of both the pigeons and the girl and fusing them. The frames at the bottom will house wires to show the existence and fluidity of the canal alongside the wall.

I think I need to find a proper way of integrating this idea on to the site model. I still don’t know:

1.how the wires can attach.

2.how big to scale this in relation to the whole site-model.

3.whether the laser cutter will EVER be free for this thing to exist.

Integrating the Regent’s Canal by Feras El Attar
February 6, 2008, 2:30 am
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Close-up of Canal Investigation On-SiteIntegrating Canal into Site Model SpaceAbstract Canal Layering

My intention was to demonstrate the Regent’s Canal as a system/network that expands, that has variable depths, and that has the power to travel, transport, collect, and connect the site to a much wider network. BUT, in the last tutorial I was advised that the formation proposed for the analysis is unlikely to beneficial for further development. (hmmm!!). What I DON’T LIKE about it is that it doesn’t show any of the interesting things that I spotted whilst walking along the canal. Nannette and Ricardo also thought it was quite bulky, and took more importance in the model than it deserved – so I need to try out something more restrained and focused. They also mentioned that hierarchy is very important when producing the model – I thought that was important to share. It won’t be easy! ANY ADVICE?

Reference-Point Digital Model for King’s Cross Central (to be CNC machined) by Feras El Attar
February 6, 2008, 12:59 am
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Rhino Reference-Model of Site to be CNC Machined

I’ve modelled the site in Rhino, choosing which details to keep and which to hide. The purpose of this ‘base’ model is for it to act as a reference point (keeping in mind proportions and the site’s perimeters) to build up my findings in layers. You can’t see it here, but I’ve put writing on to parts of it to explain what I’ve seen in the various areas, what concerns/interests me, and any facts and figures which I’ve managed to gather. The model will be CNC machined today on 50mm plywood, and will measure 80×80 cm.