AA Inter 3

Tuesday 29/05 Tutorial by tutor
May 28, 2018, 9:11 pm
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Tuesday tutorial will be based on the current material development. Please bring it all key drawings printed.

Second years bring your existing portfolio if you can.

The list:

10:30 Kwang + Tekla

11:20 Shlok + Matthew

12:10 Taiki +Tekla

14:00 Thomas + Tamika

14:50 Haya + Cindy

15: 40 Efe + Caterina

Final Crit by tutor
May 24, 2018, 6:43 am
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Our Final Crit on Friday 25th is coming up and here area few things to bear in mind:

1- Place: Lecture Hall

2- We should all meet at 9:15 sharp to organise the room. For the ones that come late, it is a huge let down to see you coming down selfishly and only carrying about your own prints and models. Step up and join the Inter 3 for the final jury on time.

3- Make sure to bring blue tack (not tape), and see if your models and prints are in good shape. If not re-print or fix. The final crit is a formal but celebratory way to discuss the work but also represent the unit, our work as a group this year and our response to the brief. Lets do it properly!

4- Make sure you can discuss inspirational elements about Nepal and the trip. What have you learned from it? Where is the drawing about it? Where is the application on your design? The idea of context and user/ritual/time is very important to the unit, please address it.

5- What was the unit brief this year? How have you respond to it? What have you learned? Where was the difficult parts during the year? What are the questions that kept you awake at night (if any)? Please frame some of the personal journey elements and include in your presentation.

Let’s do it!

Model thoughts by thomasfaulkner123
May 15, 2018, 8:56 pm
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Hi Ricardo,

These are some models to give a sense of idea of what I am thinking in terms of mixing materials. I have more images if required.



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Tuesday 15th Tutorial by tutor
May 14, 2018, 9:16 pm
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We are just one week an half from our final crit.

Judging from the current project development at the Unit many of the projects are not ready yet (quality and development expected at this point for a final crit). Everyone needs to work a lot harder and start producing more and better quality material. We have been working with drawings and how to design with many of you in order to help supplement the project design. From now on it is essential you work substantially harder having clear goals in mind (what will be on the wall and what you need in order to make it happen). Think about your pin up space in the lecture hall and what is needed for you tell the story in the best possible way. Be ambitious, that is the spirit of the unit.

Crunch time.

The Tutorial list:

10:30 Tamika + Matthew

11:20 Caterina + Mamoru

12:10 Haya + Kwang

13:40 Thomas + Tekla

14:30 Cindy + Taiki

15:20 Efe + Shlok

Softer Feet of Thapathali by thomasfaulkner123
May 4, 2018, 7:48 pm
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Plans to follow 🙂

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04.05 by pereiracaterina
May 4, 2018, 6:42 pm
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Tuesday 01/05/18 by tutor
April 30, 2018, 9:20 pm
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Here is the order of tutorials. It is a must to bring your material printed on the correct size. Also make sure you know sizes and dimensions and proportions of your architecture.

10.20 Thomas + Matthew

11.10 Cindy + Kwang

12.00 Efe + Tekla


1.40 Haya + Taiki

2.30 Mamoru + Tamika

3.20 Shlok + Caterina

Look forward to see you and your work tomorrow.

Friday 27 April 2018 by tutor
April 26, 2018, 5:29 pm
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Hi All, the tutorial list for tomorrow is as follows, please be on time and bring things printed…

10.20 Thomas + Mamoru

11.10 Cindy + Kwang

12.00 Efe + Tekla


1.40 Haya + Taiki

2.30 Caterina + Matthew + Shlok

by hayamrowa
April 17, 2018, 12:13 pm
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Muktinath, Sacred Fields

Access to Muktinath from the south, by the foot track on which hindu pilgrims have travelled for centuries, is throught the deepest and steepest river gorges. The acient pilgrim track through the kali gandki gorge has provided a tremendous mental and physical challenge for those who have braved its dangers century after century.  acient trails cut into the sheer cliff face are evidence of a life risking challenge, and surely a few had died attempting to reach to top. The same risks remain nowaydays, even with the construction of roads built into the hinterland.

However Muktinath holds significance in its Dedication to supernatural concepts:

An imporatant feature for both Hindu and Buddhist is the presence of a large black ammonite. It is a fossil, with an internap form of a spiral.

Natural gas fires burning from stone, earth, water.

The problematic on my site is the following:

1- Extreme Climate conditions:

Pilgrims trek during the Monsoon season, thus wind, cold, rain.

2- Religious & Ethnicity Segregations:

e.g. The Untouchable caste: They were believed to be so impure that caste Hindus considered their presence to be polluting. The impure status was related to their historic hereditary occupations that Hindus considered to be “polluting” or debased, such as working with leather, working with night soil and other dirty work.

In this case what could provoke desegregation would be a space providing warmth, as we have discussed in our last tutorial. I will focussing on one structure at the moment articulated around the pilgrimage route in order to explore how to render a congregational spaces along the Himalayan landscape in an extreme wet weather climate. In order to arrive to this structures, architectural elements (such as a staircase, a bridge etc.) will be placed along and around the pilgrimage route that will guide the pilgrims/trekkers towards my structure.

As per the design method of the site, I extracted a few quotes that inspired me from  Lines by Tim Ingold and The Mandala Book (you bought and left for us in class):

A wayfarer: “He must periodically pause to rest, and may even return repeatedly to the same abode or haven to do so. Each pause, however, is a moment of tension that — like holding one’s breath — becomes even more intense and less sustainable the longer it lasts.”

“The lines that link successive destinations, like those that join the dots, are not traces of movement but point to point connectors”, a network.

The lines of a wayfarer are “in the way living-beings inhabit earth, those who participate within the process of creating the trail of life”, thus entanglement of lines, a meshwork.

“Gestures in turn rise to lines when telling a story”

“The map grow line by line as the conversation proceeds, and there is not point at which is can be ever said to be truly complete.”

“The gesture becomes part of the map.”

“These celestial figures reveal the ultimate goal of all paths of healing and inner alchemy”

“The physical body is contained within the framework of time […] our physical condition, too, is nothing but our own projection” — R.S

Extracting words:







The route towards my structure:

In this case, the architectural elements placed around/along the path are successive guidelines towards a precise destination that the pilgrim/trekker does know of. I am therefore creating a network of connections, and the walk in between the connections are the traces of the pilgrims / trekkers who chose to go “out of there way” out of curiosity, just like a wayfarer.

by hayamrowa
April 17, 2018, 12:11 pm
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