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  • First Year Competition –Review+Materials

    Posted on May 5th, 2013 Ge No comments

    During mid-March, we had a first year competition. The prompt given to us was to build a structure to illustrate interior and exterior, structure and non structure and connections between materials. We were given a sheet of bristol,  a 1/2 inch wooden dowel and another material of our own choice. We have five days to finish the assignments. I used chipboard as my third material. Here are some pictures of the final product.

    first year big first year compertition first year sideI tried to corporate three materials together, which is one of the reason why i picked chipboard. Because of te color and qualities chipboard have makes it easier to construct with bristol and wooden dowel.

    However, as the pictures have shown, there are some constructions problems. The angle that I picked out and the way the dowel interact with the other two materials are too much for chipboard to take.

    For future projects, I think it is important to learn both the potentials and limits of the material. I have always been pushing the possibilities. Sometime I feel like I am asking too much from the material. It could be a good thing to explore material but it is also important to learn about the material. Instead of physically bending, cutting to achieve the form, If I know enough about different materials, I could have a similar finish qualities.