Dear Unit G,
I hope you are all managing to stay well, stay focused, and are making good progress as we head towards tomorrow’s last tutorial of the year, and the final submissions next week.
We will start the final portfolio tutorials online at 10am as usual, and since 2nd years submit first, I will see Yr2 in the morning, followed by Yr3 in the afternoon; please see the attached tutorial list.
And at lunchtime we will be answering questions about the submission and briefly talking about plans for an online exhibition, and maybe publishing a “Unit Book” after the submissions to bring the year to a conclusion.
Tomorrow we will need to turn every page (that exists!) of every project in your portfolio, arranged in the right order, in the right portfolio files (10no. max), at the right resolution (2560×1440 x96/150dpi for portfolio sheets x300dpi for drawings), in the right format (pdf/mp4/mov), at the right size (less than 100MB per file) with the right file names (in the right order), uploaded to the PORTFOLIO folder of your SUBMISSION shared drive, presented as you plan to submit next week. This is a chance to iron out the errors, and make sure next week’s submission goes smoothly.
I am also keen to see all the model images you plan to include, to talk through your final drawings, your 1:20 technology drawings and structural models, AND to see the (impossible) list of all the things you plan to do between tomorrow and the submission next week: preferably with a sketch of each image/drawing/model/movie.
We have also noticed not many people have collated their “rough process work” for each project (yet). This work is essential, and must be included in your uploaded portfolio files, so we can see the full range of the things you have done, and the way you have been working this year, to support your projects.
Ideally you could ask someone at home (do you have time?) to photograph/scan all the rough work for you, and to photograph/scan every page of your sketchbook(s) too, and to turn this into a single “Digital sketchbook” pdf. This work is an important part of the “3d Creative Process” being marked next week.
The check-list of essential drawings (each to capture the story/narrative/activity/spatial experience/organisation):
- 2d Site Location Plan 1:1000 (with building roof plan or model + context)
- 2d Site Plan 1:500/1:200 (with building roof plan or model + landscaping and context)
- 2d Site Sections 1:500/200 (re-use larger scale section at a smaller scale with wider context or model)
- 2d Plans 1:50/1:100 (one for each level; context at all levels; ground plan with landscape especially near entrances)
- 2d Sections 1:50/1:100 (Long-section(s) and Cross-Section(s); with ground/water/context/landscape)
- 3d External perspectives (at least 2no.; 4no. better, Must have context; can be freehand/photomontage/model photos/CAD model images)
- 3d Internal perspectives (at least 2no.; 4no. better, can be freehand/photomontage/model photos/CAD model images)
- Yr3: 3d 1:20 detail with construction/structure/environment
- Yr3: Structural model images with annotation
Optional extra drawings:
- Exploded axonometric
- Perspective Sections
- Section or Plan oblique
- Cut-away drawings of the above projections
- Hybrid plan/section/3d drawings
- Spatial storyboard
- 2d Elevations (only if they help)
Checklist as you work through your drawings:
- Context (in plan and in section, even if it is only an outline)
- People/Furniture/OccupationClearly cut components
- Internal elevations (lighter) in the background of sections, and for floor/spaces below plans
- Structure (Columns, beams, secondary structure, other)
- Doors (with very light swing lines)
- Glazing/windows (with some indication of frame or opening if appropriate, dotted rooflights above)
- Stairs/Landings/Ramps (with hand-rails and arrows (up) or some other indication of the direction)
- Lifts (with inner doors to car, and outer doors to space)
- Dotted lines showing things above/below or that continue or move
- Scale bar
- North point
- Section cut marks/locations
- Title including the scale and level
- Annotation of spaces and key
- Avoid putting a cross through void spaces, and other dodgy symbols and hatching…
Obviously since this is the last tutorial session before next week’s submissions, this is an essential final conversation, and so it would be good to see everyone tomorrow, no matter where your work is at, or how confident you feel about it.
No doubt it will be a busy final day, and could well run late (sorry), especially if people don’t join the Google Meet on time: so please don’t wait to be told to join, or for the previous conversation to finish. Instead join the session, listen to other people’s conversations, see each other’s work, and make the most of the final day!
Good luck with the work, and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Toby (Mike and Justin)