SketchUp! Play Space

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Student Works, Teaching

This project was designed at KSU as an introduction into the CAD modeling power of SketchUp.  Students were given a rough drawing set to simulate how things are often handed off to interns in design offices and asked to build out the space.  For their they developed a series of furniture scale objects that were based on verbs (jump, run, hide, etc.) that the children would engage.  Students then developed a diagram set from the software in LayOut that demonstrated the function of space the components, the form develop, spatial configuration relative to view (parents need to be able to keep an eye on the kids even if they are hiding).  Finally, using rubies, students unfolded models for planar fabrication via laser cutter.


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