As a starting point the unit will explore through models the initial shape of 1 Ha
plan (10.000m2) high-rise building of 150m maximum height. This will be first developed in a purely intuitive manner using different materials easy to manipulate, such as paper, cardboard, cloth, foam, cables, wood and metal sticks. A range of schematic shapes should be initially generated at various scales that will be later used to define formal ideas. This initial models should be a test of what later will be the final material model at 1/250 (40x40x60cm- maximum volume)
– Bois, Yve-Alain: Geometric abstraction: Latin American art from the Patricia
Phelps de Cisneros collection, New Haven : Yale University Press, 2001.
– Valérie Vergez: Jorge Oteiza, Anglet: Atlantica, 2003.
– Eduardo Chillida: Sculptures and works on paper, London : Annely Juda Fine Art, 1992.
Pin-up of this first exercise will be on Friday 7th of October (place tbc).