Second Place Selection - Group of students in Submittal
University of Arkansas
Faculty Submission of Undergraduate Student Project
Prismacolor renderings on 18” x 24” Bristol Paper
Purpose of the Image
For this project, the students were asked to carefully inspect an existing wall in order to make an exquisitely rendered colored pencil drawing. Pedagogical issues presented in this exercise included learning scale and measurement, understanding the effect of time and weathering on materials, and developing a clear understanding of the representation of doors and windows.
Specific criteria for selecting the wall included:
•at least one instance of easily identified material decay
•multiple conditions of minimal decay (evidence of weathering)
•a minimum of 60% brick, concrete masonry unit or stone
•at least 2 windows
•at least 1 door
The Image and the Design Process
These images provided the foundation for a project focusing on windows and doors, how they relate to the wall, how they contribute to the experiential quality of the architecture, and how they convey public/private space from the exterior in their design. In addition, design issues at the smallest detail were discussed and encouraged (window sills, door handles, etc.).
The Value of the Project
The value of this project is the knowledge the students gained regarding the role of materials, doors and windows in the design of archi-tecture. The students learned about brick wall construction, about how openings are made within a wall, and about the role of composi-tion in the design of a building elevation.
About The Exhibition
The University Of Wisconsin
Environment Textile & Design