"Create a space within a garden for two people to have a conversation. Select one of the following character pairs to use as programme for the inhabitable spaces:
The Arborist and The Mapmaker
The Poet and The Bookbinder
The Philosopher and The Sculptor
Be sure to include the following spaces: a space for conversation, a space for each to enter, a space for each to exit, a space for each to wander and think. Using the constructions that were derived from your characters, construct a narrative for the activities that occur in each of the spaces, and use this narrative to resolve the connections between interior conditions within the intervention of the site."
Plaster, music wire, plexi glass, and bass wood
We are to constuct our models first out of bristol board, as an exercise to study positive and negative spaces. Then, convert the negative space into a mold for the plaster to be poured. While the plaster is curing, incorporate the other materials to further define the programme.
I feel my concept model is strong, but I'm slightly terrified that converting it to plaster will be ruinous. How thin can plaster be poured, and still maintain it's integrity? Without a magical wand, how crazy can the molds actually get? Is it even possible to adhere any of the othere materials to the plaster?
I feel badly for my poet and bookbinder...