DL03 2014SM Week 02

1. Student Presentation:

  • W02  Alex – HdeM / Beijing Olympic Stadium

2. Review of W01 Assignments

Assignment 1.0

Based on your in-class sketch, create 1 parent icon and 10+ child icons, using Adobe Illustrator.  Lay them out in a 11×17” sheet of paper, print it out, and bring it to the next class.  Do not add any text to the layout.  Also, upload the image to your page of this website.

Important things to consider are:

  • Simplicity
  • Clarity of meaning
  • Consistency among family

Assignment 1.2

A diagram of you (Print 11×17″ color)

Create 1 diagram of who you are.  You can choose to combine following criteria:

  • Friends / Social circle
  • Places you have lived / visited
  • Musical / Filmic preferances
  • Your hobbies
  • Favorite designers
  • Timeline of your life
  • Transitions of your hairstyle

Illustrator tutorial 01

  • Basic navigation
  • Fill and Stroke
  • Primitives
  • Pathfinder
  • Align
  • Back vs front

Illustrator tutorial 02

  • Time Diagram
  • Using align tools and rotation tools, create guides for quantity and measure.  Use the guide as a locked layer, to start adding some information.


3. Lecture Site Diagrams


4. Theme / Layer Discussion – Analysis Layer and Concept Layer

  • Public Transportation
  • Site Elevation
  • Building types and business names
  • Traffic
  • Building heights
  • Shadows throughout a day (Jan / Apr / July / October)
  • Average temperature over 12 months
  • Noise Level (proximity to street and other business / both plan and Section)

Site Drawing Tutorial

Base Files



  • Axonometric view
  • Rendering as vector
  • Export relevant info as Illustrator format


  • Match size
  • Create other things

Assignment 2.0 Site Diagram (Observation)

  • Create 3 separate site diagrams with 3 different of information.
  • 1 Urban Scale
  • 1 Block Scale
  • 1 Building Scale

Assignment 2.1 Site Diagram (Analysis)

  • Create a new diagram(s) based on readings of your research diagrams
  • Address all the important issues related to your project (at least 4+)
  • Represent them in a sigle diagram or separate diagrams

Assignment 2.2  Tracing Diagram  (Print @ 11×17 color)

Pick a page from Information Graphics book, and trace exactly the same way.

*Please bring Assignment 2.0 and 2.1 to ENV 3 class on Friday, 5/23.

Next week’s student presentation:

  • W03  Karen – OMA / Prada NY

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