In my Advanced Model-Making class, we have a new project. Basically, we have a new CNC plasma cutter. Trip (the shop guy) has never had this while teaching the modeling class. So.. we are charged with making a birdhouse, utilizing the plasma cutter and other metal modeling techniques.
I don’t want this project to just be some checkmark on the gradesheet. This may not be a portfolio piece (or will it?) but I want to attack this problem as I would a normal project.
So here are (some of) the project parameters:
- entry hole diameter is 1.5″
- must have water drain and heat vent
- Must be able to remove bird nest
- Must utilize 0.06″ steel sheet metal on the plasma cutter
My direction (as of 30 minutes ago) is thus:
The birdhouse is to be installed outside of studio, AKA in the middle of Atlanta. I want the design to be a reflection of the new style of architecture that can be seen in Atlanta
This means lots of tall yet elegant forms. Also, this makes the (forced) use of metal a more obvious choice. I have to go research some of Atlanta’s skyline to get some more inspiration now.
But, what a cool direction. I’m pretty stoked.