For my main project, I decide to reconstitute the Dougong- a unique structural element of interlocking wooden brackets, one of the most important elements in traditional Chinese architecture.
I use Skechup to create a 3D model for prototyping. Since Dougong is consist of buches of brackets. I create a baselin component at beginning. Following screenshot illustrates the demension of this part.
Then I duplicate and assemble them together. Adjustment is applied on the edege for aesthetic concern.
For futher design, I think about adding more decoration engrave on its surfaces. Clouds, thunder and dargon icon will be emplyment to reflect oriental culture.