The following are the assigned exercises, with project guidelines for deliverables, instructions, and supporting resources. For Session 6, formal assignment guidelines are not provided because the produced works are intended to be highly individualized.

1 Projections of Oblique Planes (PDF) Step-by-step Tutorial on Descriptive Geometry and Projection (PDF - 4.3MB)
2 Planes (PDF) Step-by-step Tutorial on Planar Intersections + Folding (PDF - 7.5MB)
3 Thickened Plane + The Explosion (PDF)  
4 Curvature (PDF)  
5 Solid and Surface (PDF)  
6 Measuring and Prototyping

Examples of a form requiring body measurement:

Rhino® Model: Handle (3DM)

Screenshot of Handle (JPG)

7 The Figure and Configure (PDF)

Example of a predetermined figure provided to students:

Rhino® Model: Figure (3DM - 3.7MB)

Screenshot of Figure (JPG)

8 Promotion and Publication (PDF)

Students interested in pursuing a final paper for this exercise are encouraged to find a template to use in structuring their papers. Such templates change year-to-year and vary by organization and conference. Templates may be found through the following websites:

Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA)

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA)

Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)

International Conference on Structures and Architecture (ICSA)

For a sample paper, refer to: Clifford, Brandon. “Thick Funicular: Particle Spring Systems for Variable-Depth Form-Responding Compression-Only Structures.” Change Architecture Education Practices: 2012 ACSA International Proceedings. ACSA Press. ISBN: 9780935502831.

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2012
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Projects with Examples
Design Assignments
Activity Assignments