Saturday, October 14, 2006

TECH- Week 2 Boards

Boards from last Friday's tech class included analysis of the botanical illustration (continued from previous week) as well as three iterations of proposals for translating selected forms and connections. We've focused on the twisting expansion of the petals from the stem as well petal topography and structure. Class consisted of group presentations and discussion of the week's reading on dynamic plant structures and similarities and differences to building statics. It was a great essay from Plant Biomechanics by Karl Niklas (chapter 7- The Mechanical Attributes of Organs). Next Friday, our first vacuum-formed pieces are due: mock-up of primary joints.