A Small TV, Unrequited Love, and a Weasel
Use 9” x 12” tracing vellum (provided). Using your furniture handout to trace from and the criteria given in the text below, develop ground plans without walls based on the following scenario. The scale of this groundplan will be 1/4” = 1’-0”. All criteria must be met. Once the furniture is in place, you can draw in the walls based on the furniture layout. How big is your room?
You are going to have a Superbowl party, (or a Gone With the Wind party or a Disaster Films of the 70's party or an Arnold Schwartzeneger comedy party—Ooooo, Kindergarten Cop; my favorite!—etc.) and are inviting eight friends. You only have a love seat, three chairs, and some pillows on which to sit. You only have a small crate for a coffee table (1'-6"w x 2'-0"l x 1'-6"h) and two small side tables (12"w x 1'-6"l x 2'-6"h). Your pet weasel loves popcorn and skittles, so all the snack food must be kept on a table. You only have a cheapo 19" portable TV on a little table 20" high. The angle of view isn't any good past 30° from either side of the screen. As you know, it's not good to watch TV in the dark, so you make sure that your one floor lamp is nearby. That's a good thing, because Muffy can't keep her eyes out of a book so she watches TV and reads at the same time... she also hates your weasel. Skipper is in love with Muffy but is too shy to say so, therefore, he will want to be able to watch her and the TV from a distance. Scooter is having a bit of a tiff with Biff after that nasty quiddich match last week with those mudbloods from Emerson, so they probably won't sit together. Your friends are a bouncy bunch, (and there will be plenty of delicious non-alcoholic beer), so you want to leave room to get around things (and get to the bathroom!). Everybody needs to be able to see the TV and get to the food. You are a considerate host and are worried about everybody having a good time, so you do a little ground plan. Gosh... isn't is great you took that creativity class ay Suffolk. . . ?
Given Circumstances Project