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MODULAR OBSERVATORY

Environment Design 

3 weeks | Design Studio Project  

Exploring modular systems to create three-dimensional forms

OBJECTIVE

Design 1-3 chipboard modules and create spatial experiences for a specific user experience; Understanding and creating relationships between three-dimensional forms; Create forms that can be easily simplified and condensed

OVERVIEW

Interaction Verb: Observe

Mood Adjectives: Enclosed, Peaceful, Introspective 

MATERIALS

Chipboard 

Xacto Knife

Box Cutter

No tape or glue

Acrylic Paint 

SKILLS

Photoshop 

Figma 

Hand-Sketching 

Physical Modeling

Simplification

DAY 1: 3 MODULES, 7 FIGURES

Experiment with the forms created by 3 different modules each approximately 1" x 1", creating at least 6 distinct figures and compositions.

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DAY 2: 3 MODULES, 2 FIGURES

FEATURED ITERATION

DAY 3: EXPLORING COLORS & LIGHTING

An exploration into lighting (warm, cool, natural, and different angles) and colors (white, gray, blue, red gradiants) 

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DAY 4: NEW COLORS & FORMS

DAY 5: NEW FORM

DAY 6: REFINING STRUCTURES: FINAL MODEL

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FINAL POSTER