AA Inter 3


Tuesday 23rd Tutorial by tutor
May 22, 2017, 9:12 pm
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The list for tomorrow’s tutorial is:

10:30 Ran 

11:00 Chris

11:30 Moad

12:00 Hunter

12:30 Qiui + Leo

13:30 Jay

14:00 Erik

14:30 Shaeron

15:00 Elizabeth + Juno

15:30 Andy + Darya



Final Crit by tutor
May 18, 2017, 8:37 pm
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Final Crit Day!!

Tomorrow 19th of May is our end of year crit. We need everyone at the Lecture Hall to help us organise the room, bring in models and pin up the first students works. Let’s all meet at 9.10am sharp. 

(Make sure you bring blue tack.)

Sleep well and prepare your presentation in order to convey your ideas and specially your design response. Remember, it’s not just about the final weeks’ work, it’s your exploration and interpretation of the given brief and your answer(s). Presentations should include key moments from term 1 and 2 (model, film, drawing composition etc) and finally with a focus on the project.

We very much look forward to see your work and your presentation. It has been an exciting journey since October. Let’s do it!



Tutorial Tuesday 16/05 by tutor
May 15, 2017, 5:48 pm
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Tomorrow is all about the crit preparation. We need to see:

A- Printed Drawings for mark ups (plus models work in progress)

B- Wall layout (everyone!), including model (s) and film(s).

C- 300 words text printed with project title (and 5 key words) describing: what is the design project and how it addresses the unit brief Speculative Land Futures.

9.30 Darya

10.00 Moad

10.30 Leo

11.00 Chris

11.30 Juno

12.00 Hunter

12.30 Elizabeth

1.30 Erik

2.00 Andy

2.30 Shaeron

3.00 Jay

3.30 Quiyu

4.00 Ran

Just a few days to the final Inter 3 crit of the Year!!! Let’s do this!

 



Friday 12|05|2017 by tutor
May 11, 2017, 6:25 pm
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1 Week to go! Please see the following list for your tutorial time (note the early start!). As you can see it’s a tight list with almost no break (meaning not much buffer to catch up), so PLEASE be on time. Tutorials must end at 4pm tomorrow.

9.00 Elizabeth

9.30 Chris

10.00 Shaeron

10.30 Darya

11.00 Leo

11.30 Moad

12.00 Andy

1.00 Erik

1.30 Quiyu

2.00 Hunter

2.30 Ran

3.00 Jay

3.30 Juno



Tutorial 09/05 by tutor
May 8, 2017, 11:31 am
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10 days to our final Crit!!!!! We have an incredible heavy weight group of guest critics already confirmed. So time to work double time and get on the final push mode.

Here a few things that we want to see tomorrow, apart from the material asked from previous tutorial:

–  Preview wall layout for the crit (we will be in the lecture Hall). What is your main piece(s)? You will need explanatory material, architectural references, photos of Indonesia visit, plans, sections, 3d section of your proposal, but also a couple of ambitious pieces that explore your idea, being a model composition and a large drawing. Those can be work in progress but needs to be in a good shape for the crit.

– Proper Drawings printed (please stop showing work only on screen and not in proper scale, we are in an architectural school). Many third years are late on the design production, with the design being just schematic and diagrammatic stage. That is not what we expect at Inter 3 at this stage – as we are a design unit. Make sure that we can read your spaces and we can understand where your resolution and detail will be (where do we enter, stay, meet, do activities?, how do the spaces look like??). Without that you will struggle on the crit next week.

The list:

10.00 Quiyu

10.30 Ran

11.00 Jay

11.30 Leo

12.00 Hunter

12.30 Juno

1.00 Moad

—–

2.00 Erik

2.30 Chris

3.00 Andy

3.30 Shaeron

4.00 Elizabeth

4.30 Darya

Time to push hard!

 



Friday 05|05|2017 by tutor
May 4, 2017, 9:31 pm
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2 weeks… go go go!!!

We will see you for individual tutorials, please see the list below. Please be on time.

10.00 Quiyu

10.30 Ran

11.00 Jay

11.30 Leo

12.00 Hunter

12.30 Juno

1.00 Moad

—–

2.00 Darya

2.30 Chris

3.00 Andy

3.30 Shaeron

4.00 Elizabeth 

4.30 Erik



02/05 Tutorial by tutor
May 1, 2017, 9:26 pm
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Tutorials on Tuesday 02/05 will be in couples starting at 10:00 Am. Please bring your sectional material (and any other agreed additional material) printed for Mark ups. From now on the only way to work is via mark ups on your design. 

The list:

10:00 Shaeron, Jay

11:00 Chris, Darya

12:00 Juno, Eric, Moad

14:00 Quiu, Elizabeth

15:00 Ran, Hunter

16:00 Leo, Andy



INTER 3 Easter Tasks by tutor
April 4, 2017, 3:42 pm
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Adobe Photoshop PDF

Image: 3d Section by Maya Laitinen, Inter 3.

As mentioned before this post explains the tasks for students to do during the Easter Break. They differ slightly from second to third year students as explained below. The main objective of the tasks is not to upset your break but to encourage you to use your new acquired digital skills alongside your project narrative + design your project further. Both tasks are creative and also about decision making.

The third term is a very fast pace, so the better prepared in terms of skills and project definition, the more you can achieve a good level of presentation and architectural resolution to your project.

Having said that please make sure you take some rest too. It is very important for all of you to also take some time off the AA work and recharge your batteries. So, be organised and arrange your time wisely, ensuring a balanced Easter Break.

Second Years:

1- 3d section – Draw one 3D section through your project design. You can model in Rhino if you like but render in C4D. Make sure to be wise with render time, utilizing photoshop to complement ambience, etc. It is very important to make your work 3 dimensional  investigating site depth, light/shadow relationships, space, materiality (the qualities of material and ambience together). Chose how much of the context you want to add to the image (to some of you the context is an important part of the project design), time of the day (avoid night, but can use dusk or dawn if appropriate). The main priority is for you to explore the design and make decisions to what is your project. Explore, design, show. Show project usage (from visible to invisible worlds if needed), how it is specifically designed and occupied? What is it atmosphere? Is it a similar height, scale, colour, to the surrounding context? Before start the digital section, make sketches of what is you are intending to do architecturally and method wise. Work with layers of tracing paper and define more or less what is it that you will model vs photoshop vs illustrator (if necessary) parts. The drawing size is an A1, it can be longer/bigger if needed but not smaller).

We will follow up this post with another post showing examples of 3d sections.

2- Sketch, design and 3d model your final physical model ideas using composition ideas. Important: this is not only a sketchy exercise, we do expect you will be able to argue for why you decided to use certain materials, digital/analogue parts, the scale chosen, paint/colour of it and how its compositions explores the project in response to the given Unit 3 brief. Of course physical models are also real time explorations (discovering via making), but we want all to study careful the model framework before you join back at the end of April. The model study should be together with task one, presented in 02 A2’s. For final table: All Second year students are encouraged to submit a final model and film including it, apart from portfolio for final table assessment.

Third Years: 

1- 3d section – Draw one 3D section through your project design. You can model in Rhino if you like but render in C4D. Make sure to be wise with render time, utilizing photoshop to complement ambience, etc. It is very important to make your work 3 dimensional  investigating site depth, light/shadow relationships, space, materiality (the qualities of material and ambience together). Chose how much of the context you want to add to the image (to some of you the context is an important part of the project design), time of the day (avoid night, but can use dusk or dawn if appropriate). The main priority is for you to explore the design and make decisions to what is your project. Explore, design, show. Show project usage (from visible to invisible worlds if needed), how it is specifically designed and occupied? What is it atmosphere? Is it a similar height, scale, colour, to the surrounding context? Before start the digital section, make sketches of what is you are intending to do architecturally and method wise. Work with layers of tracing paper and define more or less what is it that you will model vs photoshop vs illustrator (if necessary) parts. The drawing size is an A1, it can be longer/bigger if needed but not smaller).

We will follow up this post with another post showing examples of 3d sections.

2- Draw and render your TS final set up. We at INTER 3 encourage that you submit the TS booklet showing your final work with a summery piece (apart from the references, testing, conclusions, explanations). That piece, most likely a physical ‘model/prototype’, should be thought in terms of its set up . Present it like an improvement of your First Term model but this time highlighting the TS studied theme. The final submission cannot include models, but good pictures and diagrams of an ambitions ‘prove of concept’ summery piece is a real plus. For final TS submission you can also film it and submit in a CD and upload on VIMEO. Make sure that you check and speak with your TS tutors for feedback and guidance in your TS ideas.

P.S: If needed we are available for one TS tutorial next Tuesday 11/04 at the NaJa & deOstos studio, please text us to book.

DRAFT: ALL second and third year students

Please post your draft 3D Section drawing by Thursday 13th 10:00 AM London time here at the unit blog with a brief 100 words text explaining practically what you’ve done and what you still want to do.

Final tasks Submission: Tuesday 25th of April. 

 



Friday 24/03 Schedule by tutor
March 23, 2017, 6:23 pm
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10:00 Third Years meeting / All together. Please bring your TS developments (+ your TS objective written, stating what is that you want to do and through which ‘product/prototype/media’ you want to research/execute/conclude it).

Group discussion followed by 15 minutes individual tutorials each.

13:30 Second Years meeting / All together (bring your key drawing and project objective written: what and how (media) you want to produce to develop/represent/ and celebrate your project concept and architecture). As a constraint for project development: all Second years will engage with physical models.

Group discussion followed by 15 minutes individual tutorial each.

 



Saturday 18|03|2017 by tutor
March 17, 2017, 9:41 pm
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2nd Years: we will meet at 10am and run through a few Rhino tools, tipps and tricks… for an hour or so. Followed by 1:1 tutorials, since everyone is going to be around, we can see about the order then.

Please bring your laptops and Rhino installed.