Spatial Assembly

This project was all about creating our own 3D rooms using a grid that we measured out ourselves. To fill the room, we took essential shapes and transformed them into everyday objects like chairs, desks, etc. The specific requirements were to…

  • Understand how all complex forms can be reduced to essential forms (cube, sphere, cylinder, etc.)
  • Understand the relationship between forms and their position in spaces
  • Understand how linear perspective derives from implied line and observing the invisible
  • Apply types of perspective (1 & 2 point, parallel) to construct form and space, and position forms in space


Starting Out

To start of this project, we had to choose the dimensions of our rooms. I knew that I wanted mine to have tall ceilings, so I chose the dimensions 10 ft wide x 12 feet tall. Here is the beginning of my room with the meticulous grid drawn in…


Next, I had to decide what I wanted to put into my room. I wanted it to be as unique as possible and include special elements that would make a super cool studio. First, I drew in all of the main parts of the room: the desk, chair, loft, ladder, carpet, and window. This was a very meticulous process that required a lot of precise straight lines and measuring, but I honestly enjoyed it. As the process went on, I just added more and more detail until I was happy with the look of the room. Here’s that process from start to finish…


After I had all of the objects in my room,  I started to outline everything with my Mircon pens. Since a lot of my pencil marks were pretty light, this helped everything stand out tremendously. After that, I started to shade to give the room an overall more realistic feel. At this point in the year, I was pretty scared of shading and was definitely too light handed. I wish I had the confidence at the moment to just go for it because it would have given the room so much more depth. Here’s the room after outlining and shading…

What I Learned

From this project, I learned to be more confident in my abilities. As I mentioned above, at this point in the year, I was still too new to shading to do it heavily. Looking back at the finished product, I know that I could make it better. The chair and objects on the desk appear slightly too small for the huge desk. I should have spaced them out more or just used larger objects to fill the space. Other than that, I’m proud of how the whole loft situation turned out with the ladder and pillows.