Art 1130, 3-D Design
Professor Suzanne Kanatsiz
Project 3: Non-objective Design: A Combine, Door Modules
Points possible: 15 points
Materials: 2 full-size doors
Scale: large, must be full round, away from the wall.
Design a structure out of two "door" modules (second-hand, standard residential doors). Deconstruct the doors, and reconstruct them in a sculptural relationship to each other. Use either one or more of the following principles of design: repetition, rhythm, variety, balance, emphasis, and economy. You may choose to select a structural system below from the book: Principles of Three-Dimensional Design".
You will be working with an object that has been designed and standardized for uniform application. The primary focus of the project is for you to alter and connect the door modules into an exciting design that explores and illustrates concepts of design. Your "doors" will be removed from the function they normally have, and will become works of art that illustrate how design principles can enrich visual experience. The final sculptural form can be a series of fragments, or a monolith, or reconfigured into new modules that command movement or visual weight, or any other alteration of form you can come up with. Your decision-making and skill in carrying out your ideas in to form/space will either contribute or detract from your initial design. The form must stand on it's own without surface embellishments.
Contemporary design rethinks if not fully rejects predictability as either the prerequisite or the goal of order. Good design discovers rather than imposes order, and is generative of the most complete spatial expression of an object's ideology and function. Designer's succeed when they have the ability to relinquish control when necessary, and to relax the system to meet the goals of the design.(Stephen Luecking, Principles of Design)
The evidence of time well spent on the project must be visible. Innovative design, and how you select to change the door module into a successful, unified sculpture. How form and space work together to illustrate solid design principles. The organizational system employed is readily understood, and is visually interesting and well thought out. There is integrity in the overall craftsmanship by which the piece is made.
Artists/Designers to look at: Doris Salcedo, Beverly Pepper, Robert Morris, Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava