Spatial Iteration_2017 | Spatial Design
↑ To gain a deep understandering on size of the selected space (my room), measurement was conducted. A in-scale diagram was then produced, with human figures attached to show how user uses the space. Figures are also used as reference substances of scale. (diagram drawn with Adobe Illstrusion)
↑The plaster model that hypostatizes the the empaty areas (user can walk through, exclude furnitures) in selected space, not in scale. Purple ink was added in to the plaster, but the colour became less saturated after the plaster is fully dried. When the plaster was broken while moving out from the mould, becaue the plaster was not fully dired. Nails were buried in plaster to prevent model from collapse.
↑The model that hypostatizes the movement of user's hodological space (space that people make as they move through ambient space to their destination). Model is made with straw. A tiny ball made with clay was implanted inside the tube; the rolling ball is representing the user. The selected room (represents by three short tubes) are in upstairs, and kitchen is in downstairs. Blue suggests external and pink suggests internal (for example, the short blue tube on the top represents balcony).
↑This model hypostatizes how light comes into the room. The yellow part represents the glass sliding door, where the light comes in. if a lighht source is applied, light is going to get trough the yellow sheet and make the triangular prism (the space inside transparent sheets) yellow. Constructed with transparant plastic sheet, glued with super glue (there're glue marks left on the sheets).
↑The workbench. Mould was made with foam board and assembled with nails. White concreates are for testing. Notice undried plaster in the cup is looking very purple, and it changed to light blue while dried. Don't rush, test first, and give your model enough time to dried; one night is not enough to get model dried, unless you only put small quantity of water (which may results other problems)
↑ After investigations on the selected space (my room) and user experience (my daily using experience) were conducted, some problems were detected and analyzed. The main issue is the lack of space, especially a proper working space. Second, the whole space is not sepreted into different areas based on their functions; this problem is also caused by the lack of space. Third, the balcony is not been using efficiently.
Iteration was then produced to improve user experience. Transformation 1 is a simply plan, which is not requiring a reconstruction of the build, and solving the problem with a straight-forward solution. On Transformation 1, the balcony is expanded and modified to an enclosed space; the purpose for this new room is serving as a working space, and large glass windows are installed to ensure a proper natural lighting. An multimedia room is added to meet user's demand of entertainment. Transformation 2 and 3 explore more potentials by totally redesigning and reconstruction the building based on user's interests. Transformation 2 is inspired by the self-wing system of mechanical watch. The working space is placed on upstairs, and this rotatable room ensure the working space is illuminated with natural light all the time. Transformation 3 is in the shape of the territory of China, and it meets user's further demand on party hosting, by providing a swimming pool and expanding the living room.