Totemic Confusion

Representational Practice in Arch Design

Instructor - David Orkand

Totemic Confusion embodied a combination of skill sets gathered throughout the semester. The use of common operations (bend, twist, shear, etc..) on an original 4"x4"x22" totem was intended to confuse the reading of the original object. The original volume could not be altered and shifts needed to be co-planar. 

To differ from crowd of totems, incremental degrees of shearing, bending and twisting were used. The subtle changes were intended to make the object disappear in a crowd of varying designs, or stand out in a field of unaltered totems. 

Media - Laser Cut Basswood, laser etched

 

study model I

study model II

study model III

plan process

sectional process

hatch projection

final model

final model