TN STATION: Final Sectional Model
- 1/8 inch baltic birch plywood (stained “cherry”)
- 3/32” Balsa Strips
- Hi-Core corrugated translucent plastic
- ESCA board
- Illustration board
- Task Board
- White corrugated paper
- maple veneers
A great project where I genuinely didn’t want to discard the models I made afterwards. This one continues to get beat up and shuffled around my 8x10 closet that I call “bedroom”.
I made two project models from cardboard earlier in my process however they appear very similar to my final on the exterior due to the heavy amounts of time spent on planning the interior (“community” spaces were my main focus). Tackling the Southern landscape was extremely important because I wanted it to be a space that fell under that category of community. By the last 2 weeks of the project I found myself having to become a professional landscaper, where researching perennial plants, understanding different exterior ground surfaces and designing new “shed” structures from scratch became my work. But looking back, I learnt so much in such a short amount of time and put literally every piece of knowledge I had acquired, over the course of four years, to work in a week. That’s OCAD University for you.
But thank you OCAD U.. OCADOO? This information felt meaningful and pertinent to my self-development and growth. Architecture and concepts about its impact on people has been permanently fastened to my brain and my heart. I have a passion for learning, practicing and physically manifesting the things I have learnt. I love making predictions, then watching the unfolding outcomes. All this gives me a rush. No other school would have offered the conceptual push, encouraged the use of every sense in all participants, while still reminding us to remain thoughtful in our practice like OCAD U did. I love this school. I even love the hatred I still have for some aspects of my learning experience. I love how passionate the classes made me.
I like how passionate I am about designing environments now, even after four years.
Sorry that this turned into a sappy sentimental post. But this project was an illustration of my influences for the last four years and I think it’s a satisfactory representation of listening, absorbing and applying. I’m really proud of myself.