Sunday, October 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Words (in order of pictures) machinic, dream, confinement
Exiting the train station at Martin Place I experienced the void that was filled with shadows and movement created by the surrounding buildings that formed an overcast effect on this space. The deception of void where emptiness was exchanged with the rush of happenings that appeared before me immediately activated my senses. At 11am on the 8th of September Martin Place proved to be a place for social happenings, businesses, shops, banks, coffee shops, newspaper stands and performances carrying through waves of people whether they be children, adults, business people, the homeless, people walking or people on bikes. My experience of the city centre involved recording a walk down the famous strip of Martin Place and documenting the various activities that were occurring, the people that passed me and the existing structures that surrounded me. My first steps carried me outside the train station as I was welcomed with a gush of fresh air and light breeze. The strip was quiet with little human traffic; one man on his phone, another in a suit rushing off. As a strolled down the strip I noticed the tall buildings that surrounded the space in contrast to the void that I was in. Across the road I went as I waited for the little man to turn green signifying it was safe for me to walk. As I continued to stroll down the road many people passed me, as well as a man on a bicycle. In the performance space was there was NSW Public School Event "Leading the Way" where primary school children were dancing and the public, including myself could sit and enjoy the performance. Past this space a water fountain became a significant feature that blocked out all surrounding sounds as though you were separated from your experience of having just walked down Martin Place.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Exercise 1: The Tea Cup
Exercise 2: Plan and Section of classroon 228 in the Old Main Building
Exercise 4: Rose Seidler House Drawing in Perspective
The Rose Seidler House (plans, sections, elevations, 3D images):
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Power of a New Day
The bridge is a very neutral structure that connects the contrasting ideas and revelation of power of the two clients. The structure is supported by its ends and acted on its own weight. The power to support itself represents the power of these two women. The lack of support in terms of railing (which is furthered in the elevators) assists with the powerful trait of overcoming obstacles. The clients are self supported due to their power and are in control of their own destiny, hence they do not need any external support. The idea of movement can be seen in the textures as they flow from one to the next.
Miranda Kerr's Office
Miranda Kerr's space is represented by curved shapes that symbolize the smooth path that has led to her power. Her office is very open in contrast to Keller's representing her power based on outward appearance. Furthermore she practices Buddhism and as part of these beliefs chants every morning and evening, practises yoga, meditates and reads about spirituality. These open spaces allow for such practises as the natural environment brings peace and harmony. The different levels that act as walls to her office depict the stages of portraying her power; hair, makeup, lights, camera, action. The path to her office is lined with what looks like spotlights, a metaphor for the her constant public evaluation in the limelight.
Helen Keller's Office
The bridge forms into Helen Keller's office using lines and squares creating boxed objects and corners. As a dominant feature of these shapes it represents the barriers of Keller's life and the struggle to overcome them yet still manage to achieve the power she has today. The steps further this as the stepping stones to her accomplishments. Furthermore her power provides an inspiration and is based on internal success hence an indoor office space closed off from surrounding distractions. A simple desk fills the space for Keller to portray her intellectual capacities through writing and political activities, further revealing her power.
Miranda Kerr's lift represents her power based on her appearance and model career. This is done in a way that the lift exposes her and portrays the beautiful figure she is to the surroundings as a public image. The spotlight that follows her parraells this idea. In contrast Helen Keller's lift is defined by various blocks representing the ups and downs of her power and the struggle to achieve it. The wall surrounding the elevator encloses the space to reveal her personal quest for power and inspiration she is.
The table becomes a combination of the shapes representing Helen Keller and Miranda Kerr since it is their meeting spot. It includes the boxed objects of Keller's path to power and the boundaries she has had to overcome as well as curved and circular shapes revealing the smooth path of Kerr's power. These two shapes, which are identified separately in their offices, now merge together to create a common meeting space for the two clients. The location of the table places the clients within the powerful surrounding of nature as the enourmous mountains enclose them.