Sectional Inspiration!!!

YOUNG MAKERS BOWERY ASSOCIATION MICROFACTORY – HARRY WEI (STUDENT)

http://www.harrywei.com/YMBA-Microfactory

I happened to find this project by a student who was also designing a maker space. (And the caption was “sectional narrative”!) I like this section because it almost obsessively shows all of the equipment and machinery in the building so you really get a sense of the activities going on in the building. It is also just a great drawing in terms of lineweights and tone. The only thing that I think is missing is people inhabiting the space. I suggest following the link because you will be able to see a much better and bigger version of the drawing.

 

elevated brood

ELEVATED BROOD: THE MUSEUM OF THE SEA – PAUL NICHOLLS (STUDENT)

https://www.behance.net/gallery/ELEVATED-BROOD/1085251

These sections show an interesting integration of digital, hand drawing, and found images. (They were all connected so there is a long string attached) The lineweights and overall representation are successful, and the drawings suggest an interesting space where aquarium sacs hang from a canopy.

 

KOWLOON WALLED CITY – DRAWING BY UNKNOWN JAPANESE TEAM

An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City

This one isn’t very relevant to our project but really interesting. The Kowloon Walled City was a 6.5 acre plot of extremely densely packed units (33,000 people at ~250 sq ft per unit… now that’s microliving) in Hong Kong. There was no government, so the construction was not regulated and people built onto and changed the city over time and as they pleased. The city was dark, chaotic, dirty, and hazardous. Because there were no regulations, people formed their own circulation routes through other people’s units and people carried around umbrellas all the time because of constantly dripping pipe water from the top floor! Sadly it was demolished in 1993.

Anyways I like this section because it depicts the insane density of the city with incredible detail. You can feel the chaos and all of the inhabitants bustling around just by looking at the drawing.

I think a common thread between all of these drawings is that they suggest space that is very active and lived in. The building section is a setting for life to occur, not a Make2D with a few entourage thrown in.

 

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