Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hand & CAD - The Wireframe Years - 11

Tokyo International Forum Finals (D)

More Tokyo International Forum final phase presentation work. This is the 4th of 6 posts on the presentation.

The four large assembly spaces that comprise the west side of the Forum, are clearly expressed in the boxes opposite the canoe shaped glass hall. This post will include two views of the largest (5000 seat) auditorium, as well as the upper lobby which serves the auditorium.

Auditorium (Hall A) view from stage

A thumbnail sketch by Mr. Vignoly.

We only considered two views. The colored pencil sketch helped to clarify the form of the balcony.

The hidden line rendering, and more sketching.

The final line drawing.

A scan of a slide showing the final with tones.

A very small reproduction of the rendering I found in Progressive Architecture magazine.

A photo of the auditorium from a similar viewpoint.

Auditorium (Hall A) view from seats

An overall view of the auditorium model in an early stage.

Above are the audience viewpoints without hiding lines, and with added hand work to pick out the form. The model was huge, and would have wasted a lot of time trying to run a hidden line rendering.

The final hidden line rendering, and the same with sketched direction for the hand inking.
The final line drawing with people added and a dot screen applied to the proscenium.
I found photos of performances, but none of the auditorium as a space seen from this view.

Lobby Level
The lobby leading to the auditorium is above ground level, and overlooks the plaza.

The lobby was designed so as to have a clear view of the plaza and the glass hall. Therefore, all the viewpoints that we tried were aimed toward the windows.

Viewpoint adjustment and more detail.

And more detail and adjusting.

Some pastel sketching

The final line drawing

Photo with a similar viewpoint.

Next: the other halls.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hand & CAD - The Wireframe Years - 10

Tokyo International Forum Finals (C)

More from the final phase presentation for the Tokyo International Forum discussed in the previous post, and continued in the next three posts.

This post will cover the renderings of the “Exhibit Hall,” a two story space which is adjacent to the Glass Hall, and directly under the ground level Plaza. In the photos above you can see the bridges and stairs leading to it from the Glass Hall main level.

Lower Level view

The Exhibit Hall plan with lower level viewpoints.

Above, the basic views from the Main Lobby level.

A hidden line rendering of the unfinished model.
A couple of shots adjusting the final viewpoint.

Final hidden line rendering. 

…and some added tone ideas.

Final line drawing with entourage added by hand.

I could not find any photograph from a similar viewpoint, so this view of the space from the lower level will have to do.

Upper Level view
Above are 6 views generally aimed into the two story exhibition area.

Above are 4 views aimed at the surrounding circulation areas. I added people because the focus was necessarily going to be on the activity rather than the architecture. The last view (with the red “OK”) was chosen because it showed the relation between the exhibition area and the circulation areas.

The final hidden line rendering.

A rough idea of tones and entourage placement.

The final line drawing.

A photo from a similar viewpoint.

I should add a note of excuse in regard to the slap-dash look of the scribbling I did for entourage and tone placement. I was working on a desperately short schedule, and was handing a portion of the hand work off to some of the young architects on the team.

 Carlo Zeballos has a very nice post on the Forum with lots of photos, comments and more.