Hand-made objects

Story of 3D: from paper to screen to space

Making models for architectural projects
is a crucial step in early phases
of any conceptual investigation.
Creating a digital 3D model is a good tool,
but not as powerful
as the physical representation of
shapes, their proportions and contiguity.

Another important aspect of this kind of study
is the automatic relationship
between hands and thoughts:
while cutting or assembling given elements,
there is a constant testing in the configuration.
New solutions may pop up
on a more intuitive and natural level,
than in front of a computer.

The last part of this meditative activity (or duty)
is the pleasure of touching and combining
all sorts of materials, discovering new volumes
and the projection of their shadows.

A good reminder that architecture
is actually meant to eventually become reality...

Music Conservatory, Braga (Portugal)

Former municipal Market of Caranda

The main object of this analysis was to discover one architect by visiting most of their creations.
After choosing to explore Eduardo Souto de Moura’s philosophy, the research was done in multiple steps, including:

- a collection of relevant literature,
- a subjective experience with a trip to Portugal,
- a model of one selected project,
- a detailed presentation about the history of the building and the urban context,
- a short video illustrating the poetic spaces.

Ivana M.
Elaine N.
Mathilda H.
Michelle T.
Morgane W.




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