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DIVISION 6 HAND-RENDERING:
STRUCTURE



Use any techniques of hand-rendering to replicate one of the buildings on the list below.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THIS DIVISION?

  • Chicago Public School students enrolled in a first year architecture class.
  • Any CPS high school student not registered in an architecture course is also welcome to enter this division.
  • Any second or third year architecture student may enter this division as a second project.
DESIGN PROCESS FOR DIVISION 6: HAND-RENDERING: STRUCTURE

1)       DEFINING THE PROBLEM  
Choose one of the buildings for this division, then create a hand-rendering for the Newhouse Competition. You will notice that each building has its own set of challenges when it comes to rendering.

Select from the following buildings:

  • Meadow Studio
  • Marina City
  • The Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School

  • 2)       COLLECTING INFORMATION  
    How old is this building? Who occupies it? How is it used? These questions can help you decide how you would like to portray the structure.
    Through researching can you find any exisiting hand renderings of the building?
    What kinds of pictures are available to you?
    Are you able to visit the site? Take pictures of the building?

    3)       BRAINSTORM & ANALYZE                  
    What are some of the perspectives that you could consider drawing?
    Are there any angles that appeal to you more than others? Why or why not?
    What tools appeal to you? Which medium do you prefer?
    Do some preliminary sketches before deciding on your final direction.

    4)       DEVELOP SOLUTIONS
    Now that you have chosen your final direction, create your hand-rendering!

    5)       GATHER FEEDBACK
    Show your teachers and fellow classmates, maybe they will notice something that you didn’t.
    If possible, include your original sketch ideas in the discussion, that might help others understand.
    Notice any patterns inside what people say? Maybe this can help define your final decisions.

    6)       IMPROVE AND FINISH YOUR DESIGN
    Incorporate feedback into your design, and refine your project until you feel comfortable submitting it to the Chicago Architecture Foundation for the Newhouse judges to evaluate.

    PRESENTATION REQUIREMENTS

    Your final project must include the following components:

    Drawing size must be 18” x 24” center mounted on a 22” x 28”  board.
    Drawing may be on any drawing surface (vellum, Mylar, paper,  board, etc.)
    Drawing may be rendered using any media (pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, etc.)
    Drawing may be either black-and-white, or in color.

    RULES

    Please follow these rules when working on this Newhouse division:

    Drawing must be hand-rendered.
    Individual projects only! Hand-renderings may not be submitted in teams.

    JUDGING CRITERIA

    The judges will be evaluating your design project on:

    Appropriate techniques and materials
    Accuracy of representation
    Creative representation of building materials, color, texture and scale
    Level of detail exhibited by project
    Originality of composition
    Proper use of line work







 

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