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ARCH 2015: 2nd year BArch studio at Virginia Tech
2.5-week project
Fall 2012 to 2017

In this first project of the second year studio, the students were asked to create a solid foam using sheets of insulated foam; cut out a contiguous void which lets light pass through the solid; and draw plans, sections, and elevations. One year, they were to then construct the void using paper and basswood sticks at twice the scale of the foam, with an illumination source placed inside. In other years, the students were asked to cast the light passage in Rockite. This 2-week project is intended to give students an understanding of orthographic projection drawings, light and shadow, and relationships between solid and void and between drawings and models.

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