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3-D Design Sample 1

AP Portfolio Score: 5

Rationale for Score

The variety of works demonstrates an excellent understanding of and engagement with 3-D design issues.

In this Range of Approaches (Breadth) section:

  • All the work shows an excellent application of 3-D design principles to a broad range of architectural design problems: facades, interiors, exteriors, site-specific rendering, and lighting.
  • The work clearly demonstrates original vision, a variety of innovative ideas and risk taking, and inventive compositions with linear rhythms (works 1, 4, 5, and 7) and organic/ inorganic shape contrasts (works 2 and 3).
  • The work shows a broad range of intentions (virtual spaces in work 2; large-scale public works in works 2, 5, and 8; small-scale public spaces in works 3 and 8; and domestic housing in work 7) and of compositional approaches, including open and closed, horizontal and vertical, interior and exterior.
  • The visual qualities engage the viewer through several different approaches, as in works 3, 4, and 7.
  • The construction of each form is technically excellent; materials and media (analogue and digital) are used effectively to express ideas.

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3-D Design Sample 2

AP Portfolio Score: 4

Rationale for Score

The variety of works demonstrates a good understanding of and engagement with 3-D design issues.

In this Range of Approaches (Breadth) section:

  • The work shows good application of 3-D design principles to an acceptable range of design problems: repetition (works 3, 4 and 6), unity/variety (works 1 and 2) and rhythm (work 5).
  • The work shows a variety of intentions (anthropomorphic, historical, and pop culture) and approaches (additive/subtractive processes and casting), although ideas and technical aspects do not always work together.
  • The work displays some confidence, although evocative or engaging qualities are not always present.
  • The work demonstrates good technical competence, processes, and use of materials.
  • Although the work shows varying levels of accomplishment, overall the work is at a good level.

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