A3.3 Project Assignment: Dream House
Reflect on our studies of ‘Affective Architecture’, including 1) Bachelard’s discussion of the daydreams, memories, and our psychological experiences attached to different aspects of our homes and 2) Flusser’s proposal for a new type of architecture
Design a Dream House: a building or network of buildings that is inspired by the concept of dreaming. You can interpret ‘dream’ widely: Is this house inspired by a specific dream you had? Does it capture the qualities and feelings of daydreaming? Does it fulfill your wildest dreams in the form of a house that has everything you’ve ever wanted? This is an open ended prompt that you can interpret broadly, but you are expected to push your own creative ideas and process.
A1: 2D to 3D
For A1: 2D to 3D, you will be creating a representational paper sculpture using 1 or 2 sheets of black 8.5”x11” card stock provided by the sculpture department. The following are project requirements:
1) You may choose any existing object you think of to model your sculpture after. The focus of the project is not to create a stylized version of this object, but rather will try to accurately represent it.
2) You must use the entirety of 1 or 2 black card stock sheets. No part of the sheets can be cut away and discarded.
3) No adhesives or binding materials can be used–only folds, cuts, and tucks.
4) You will create an accompanying 1:1 diagram on white 8.5x11” sheet(s) that details the manipulations you performed on your sheet of card stock in order to create your sculpture. Include a key for your manipulations (ie, solid line = fold; dashed line = cut). The purpose of this document is to create a complete guide that, when handed to a stranger, would instruct them on how to re-create your sculpture.