Strolling around the Windward campus on a sunny day, such is the case most days, you can’t help but notice the amazing architecture of many of the newer buildings- the CTL included. Many buildings include expansive window panelling, letting large amounts of natural sunlight in; trees and various plants line the perimeter of every building. The etching in concrete bricks that line walkways; these details are thoughtful and well planned.
Although these buildings are already gorgeous, ninth grader Sydney Oppenheim, suggested a building design project with the idea of campus expansion in mind. In Katie Thoma’s 3-D Design class, students are doing just that: reimagining and re-designing various buildings on campus.
Here was their process:
Using their iPads, students took pictures of buildings around campus to use as reference
Redesigned buildings and created a 2D sketch in their notebooks
Built a 3D model in paper
Built a 3D model in Rhino
Using the 3D printers in the Exploration studio, print/built a physical representation of the building.
Check out their work!