I realized early this week that I needed to rethink the function and appearance of the ‘nodes’ or ‘vignettes’. I decided to create a semi-transparent screening elements on the outside of these regions, which will ensure a strong, singular appearance no matter what the backing arrangement might be. This will allow for much greater flexibility (and transformability) of the interior spaces without compromising their powerful outward appearance.
I also installed the latest Maxwell plugin for SketchUp. It’s pretty easy to grasp and can create draft renders very, very quickly, making it ideal for material studies. I used the series below to compare corten and aluminum screens.