dual horizon

Fall 2010

Studio I

 

Prof.  Matt Hume

 

The Body

 

A geometric construction of two dominant

views of a hinged part of the body was created using geometric principles and drafting tools as guides.

 

A surveying tool was developed utilizing the form and movement of the human body.

 

Using the tool, Griffis Park was surveyed. After mapping the site, an incision into the ground was created that started out as a line, changed into a plane, and then morphed into a volume. The incision incorporates not only a relationship with the land, but also one with the horizon.

 

Using the tool and earth incision as inspiration, an earth/sky chamber was created into the original survey site. This chamber is meant to house three sacred bodies for visitors to observe. Circualtion through the space is defined by the arching lines of the form that create a dual horizon always leading the eyes forward.