Monday, July 19, 2010

Sculpture Studio works on preliminary designs for MBTA benches!

This week, the Sculpture studio is working on designs for public seating at the MBTA orange line’s Assembly Square subway stop in Somerville. They are developing their designs first through sketches and then sketch models using materials like chipboard, Bristol board, cardboard, thin sheet metal, and rigid foam. We have had a couple of group tabletop critiques where each person presents the designs and models they’ve been working on and discuss their design considerations. We work as a studio to help one another resolve design issues and make decisions on things like scale and material choices. Some kids will be moving on to modeling their designs in Sketchup to test how they will look in the computer site model.

Here are some photos of the process:

Check back in with us to see the process unfold.

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