Cardboard Chair Design Challenge
Corrugated cardboard, made from a natural renewable resource, has one of the best environmental records. In 2002, more than 23 million tons of corrugated cardboard were recovered and recycled in the US – that is 74% of all cardboard produced in the same year. Cardboard has the best recycling rate of any packaging material used today. A hard look at every scrap of cardboard can lead the creative mind to see it as a valuable raw material. This is your opportunity to discover the potential of corrugated cardboard.
Design a chair! This activity asks you to design and build a full-sized chair from corrugated cardboard. The chair must support a pre-determined weight that is selected by the team for at least 5 minutes. The person seated will be in a “comfortable” position with his / her back leaning against the back of the chair. Students will get an opportunity to learn about paper and cardboard as a building material and the statics and dynamics of structures. This design challenge is designed to encourage and reward excellence in design that integrates function (does the chair work); aesthetics (is it pleasing to the eye); ergonomics (is it comfortable for the average person); details (are my drawings and actual construction accurate); and fun.
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Check out these designs:
Cardboard Chair | The Annual Children’s Review – RISD | Industrial Design
20 inspirational designs made from cardboard « Ponoko – Blog
Create a fully functional cardboard chair that holds the weight of an adult without the use of adhesives of any kind.
Cardboard Chair Lesson Presentation
Paper Sculpture Challenge
For this challenge you will create a paper sculpture using only paper and no adhesives.
The sculpture must be:
-be able to be moved as one unit
-be made of only white paper
YOU + Architecture= ART
Create a photograph of yourself interacting with ARCHITECTURE
1. Research examples of portraiture and architecture. Observe how artists have incorporated the two. Ask yourself " How can I create a unique and creative photograph of me interacting with architecture? What point of view, angles and perspective can I use to create a unique solution to this design problem?
2. Photograph interesting architectural spaces and places
(preferably outside of school) that you see on a regular basis and some new places
Notice how light affects these spaces, how do you interact or react in them- how do you function in these spaces?
3. Grab a friend and get them to take multiple photographs of YOU in these spaces and places. They maybe interior and exterior photos. Photograph your house, buildings you visit inside and out. Go interesting places- visit Boston- find architecture that excites you!
4. Use a photo app to digitally alter the picture, crop, enhance and alter to create a photo that represents YOU and Architecture
5. Select your strongest image and place it in the google classroom. folder. Be prepared to show this image in class during class critique
Architecture Scavenger Hunt
Create a digital collage of the following Architecture Elements demonstrating your understanding of each one of the terms.
-Select a collage app that allows you to combine images and text
-Define each term
-Find or take 3-5 images of each term
-Create a collage of the terms and at least 3 images of each term
-Arrange vocabulary and terms in an artistic manner using the elements and principles of design
1. Quality of photographs demonstrating the terms
2. Quality of the collage
3. Ability to demonstrate understanding of terms in artistic and thoughtful manner
Create a Marble Run
Your challenge today is to create a marble run using the supplies that you brought in and any other materials that you bring in from home.
You will create your own design and will need to review and apply "the design process steps" in order to create a successful marble run.
Details of the assignment can be found HERE
I have high expectations that your marble run will be more sophisticated than this one...................
Architect Who Turns Cards Into Houses
Architecture Challenge #1
Challenge: Create the largest building or structure using playing cards
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Introduction to Architecture
This full year course for grades 10-12 is an overview of architecture.