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Understanding Scale, Directionality and Form Types

The rectilinear exercise is the first of many exercises to understand form and space. It proposes the challenge of creating a dynamic configuration with rectangular forms that change in proportion. Each rectangular form can be linear, planar, or volumetric; students can only use one type of form depending on the dimensions of its length, width, and height. Secondly, each form needs to activate one of the three spatial axes (x,y,z) by having the dominant dimension in one of these positions. Last, elements must connect using two of three ways: cradling, piercing, or wedging.

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