This project was produced for the Digital Visualization class, instructed by Professor Hope Hasbrouke. I visualized the architecture, church on the water, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando based on the information I found in several books. The programs I used are Rhino, 3DS Max. For final review, I also made a video.
When I first looked at Tadao Ando’s church on the water, I was impressed by his thoughtful design to make an indoor and outdoor connection. He framed a landscape view in this church by making a giant sliding window. In my analytic image, I try to explore the relationship as well as the layout of the plan and crosses. Based on my research, Tadao inspired by the constellation and laid the site of the cross and the building just like the star position in the sky. I showed this constellation idea on the left side of the analytic. On the right side of the analytic, I show the indoor and outdoor connection. It’s a really admirable experience while standing in front of the window to look outside. It gives people a feeling that you actually fuse with nature but still under the protection of building. The big cross between nature and window is a religious icon to invoke people’s feeling of respect and esteem.