Posts Tagged ‘test’

Are there things that could stand for improvement? Certainly. But as a single step in this semester-long process, I’m quite happy with it. It’s an especially sweet success for me after the many iterations over the weekend. It’s a proof of concept. It’s been so amazing to see everything I thought I knew foiled by […]


Fail again. And again. (what it should look like) And again. Then fail a little less. Until…. You find success. Tests for a full-scale mock-up of the fabric planes with framed openings. Coming soon to an urban space near you. For reference: the vertical poles’ pockets are sewn with a triple stretch stitch and the […]


My adviser, Marc, has continually been encouraging me to be rigorous and follow a control and variable method of experimentation. I’m trying to be scientific and actually stick with it. What usually happens is that I’ll do a few experiments and then follow one meandering branch a ways and never getting around to doubling back […]


The thesis doula, Gayla Lindt, asked me how I would know if I were successful in my site-based experiments. It was a really interesting question to consider since applying a real world context to the work brought in a dramatically new element. I think the answer lies in several places. First, have I interpreted and […]


These posts are out of order today, but just give your scroll wheel a workout and you’ll be up to speed in no time. I’d previously documented three different urban sites (Target Field Plaza, Peavey Plaza and the Church Street & Scholars Walk intersection), but none of them was really grabbing my attention as I […]


I can never resist the chance to build physical models. Here are some photos of the site context experiments in physical form. It amazes me anew each time I work in tandem with digital and physical models how they complement each other. Some ideas begin better digitally and far apart physically while for other ideas […]


Openings

02May10

The site-based investigations have all maintained a neutral surface. It’s in keeping with the minimal character of the dances that have inspired it (Serif and Flow). Here are two full-scale tests of how to make a minimal opening that maintains the surface quality of the fabric as much as possible. This test overlapped two pieces […]