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Sunday, December 28, 2008

KU 'Design 3' Student Work...

Our (Maysaa, Jassim, and mine) first term of teaching design (Design 3) at the Department of Architecture at Kuwait University is approaching its conclusion. It has certainly been an interesting and worthwhile experience, and hopefully as educational for the students as it has been for us.
Included below are a few, somewhat random, images from the studio's initial project, which involved the students exploring various cast or tessellated materials which only later were turned into drawings - a process that somewhat reversed the usual sequence of design conception (starting a design by sketches which only later are turned into physical representations or models). This approach allowed the materials, be it plaster, resin, plastic sticks or string, etc., to suggests and direct what the outcome could be, rather than the design being determined by the logistics of a CAD package. The images below are of these first experiments which eventually were used to determine a design for a small symbiont structure (a caretaker's habitat), attached to one of the campuses existing buildings...









If any of our students have any further worthy pictures of your work, please feel free to send them to me. I'll include them in our records and might even feature them in a future blog...

Happy New Year...

3 comments:

abdulla said...
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abdulla said...

it was a very nice course we spent with you doctor and i wish that i take other courses with you



yours
, the student in the last pic ;P ( abdulla al-eisa )

Thomas said...

Hi Abdulla,

Thank you... A lot of very worthy work was produced during Design 3's first project. Hopefully you found it as interesting as we did...

Se you soon...

Tom