Assignment3_F10

Assignment3_F10 - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF...

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ARCH 170 SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Fall 2010 Assignment 3: Ordering Principles, Parti, Scale, and Proportion in an Urban Space Issued: Week 5 Due: Week 9 Value: 16% of final grade Objectives: To further your comprehension of some basic strategies and devices for ordering space. To explore the concept of space enclosure at the urban scale. In order to execute this assignment satisfactorily, you will have to be familiar with the material covered in the lectures and readings through October 25 th (up to and including the reading on scale). Since this material will be covered in lecture as you work on the assignment, the TA’s will provide guidance. Referring to the online notes will also supplement your knowledge. All steps of the process need to be turned in to your TA during week 9. READ ALL STEPS OF THIS ASSIGNMENT BEFORE BEGINNING! Procedure: Part A - Site Observations 1. From the list below choose one space that you will visit and experience prior to beginning the assignment. Be prepared to revisit the space as necessary. Your Teaching Assistant will provide further guidance as necessary. Washington DC : (Both sites are accessible by Metro. The site maps included show which elevations to draw & how much of the site you will need to draw in plan.) 1. National Gallery Plaza (between the East and West buildings.) 2. Judiciary Square 2. Spend some time in the space (one or two hours should be sufficient). During this time, pay attention to the overall parti and strategy that you perceive were used in ordering the space. Using your sketchbook and a 2B pencil, make some simple, free-hand, diagrammatic drawings of the buildings, vegetation, street furniture, stairs, paving, and any other environmental elements that contribute to the overall composition. These drawings should include a plan of the space and elevations of each “side” of the space, roughly in scale. You can estimate the measurements by using the technique of "pacing" to measure major widths and lengths. You can estimate building heights by using the stretched-arm-with pencil technique!). Make sure to note the location of building facades, trees, curbs, plantings, or other space-delimiting construction. Your plan should show the exterior “footprint” of the building containing the space, as this
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course ARCH 170 taught by Professor Eisenbach during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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