Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The 48 Charrette

So after an eventful week galavanting throughout Spain and a final project due, we had a 48-hour charrette...don't worry, it wasn't as terrible as it sounds. The rules, however, were another story. Students were given a 10 cm x 10 cm (yes you read that right, centimeters), a 10 cm x 10 cm x 1 mm piece of cardboard (to act as a plane), and 24 2cm x 2cm x 1cm squares, 8 of which were one color while the other 16 are a contrasting color.

Here were the rules:

1. Transform the cardboard so that it remains in one piece while utilizing two of the given words AND the entire piece of cardboard


2. Site the 24 rectangles such that
 One face is exposed to light
 One face is in contact with the cardboard
 No more than 40% of the site is covered by the rectangles
 Each Color A (8) rectangle must touch one rectangle of Color B (16).

The goal: To produce form.

At the end of the 48 hours, three winners were chosen based on an anonymous student vote after a group discussion with Sophia, Joel and two critics.

And the winners were:

Nathalia De Vera
Zack Caplette
Magalie Goor