Wednesday, April 28, 2010

36 Custom Textures Representing Light to Dark


In order to gain an understanding of the formation of rectangular prisms to form a structure I found the following inspiration...

Qasa Orquidea by Andres Remy Architects
-Quadrilaterals interacting (like axonometrics) to form a structure

Pena Blanca by DCPP Arquitectos
- The idea of creating a structure within a landform

Shanghai EXPO 2010
-Angles rectanglular prisms form an interesting structure

National Laboratory of Genomics by TEN Arquitectos
-Various quadrilaterals at different widths and 'stacked' in an interesting manner

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Relection on the "Black Box"

The image chosen reflects on the environment that I am trying to create with retrospect to my two clients, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin. The design features of the image are similar to my integration of prism in terms of its structure in order to facilitate the clients and create a lab space for them. The 'open' rectangles are a resemble a shape created in my design evident in my axonometric and parallel projection. The design of the shape on the right hand sand inspires a lab space for Stephen Hawking as it feels as though it is looking out into the universe, almost space ship like. This parallels to his interest in the universe and is the perfect window into space for his research.

Electroliquid Aggregation

We are an advanced breed of monekys [and] it is quite conceivable that a naturalist, on a minor planet of a very average star, reflecting on the mutual affinities of organic beings, of their embryological relations, their geographical distrubution, geological succession and other facts comes to the conclusion that we can understand the universe [and that] each species has not been independantly created but had descended, like varieties, from other species. That makes us something very special.

Parallel Projection In Crysis Environment

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Parallel Projections

Axonometric in Crysis Environment

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The 3 Clients

Charles Darwin

“In considering the ‘Origin of Species’ it is quite conceivable that a naturalist, reflecting of the mutual affinities of organic beings, on their embryological relations, their geographical distribution, geological succession, and other facts might come to the conclusion that each species had not been independently created, but had descended, like varieties, from other species.”

Stephen Hawking

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”

Nicole Kuepper

“Electricity can make such a difference to peoples live, they can read at night, they no longer have to breathe in noxious fumes like things from kerosene lamps, you can listen to the radio and be informed about what’s happening in your country, other countries, listen to your educational programs, you can refrigerate vaccines that can help save peoples lives. The amount of things that we take for granted in today’s society that some people just don’t have access to is mind boggling, when you step back and start to think about it.”


Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin, The Origin of the Species (Forgotten Books, 2007[republished]), 2.
University of Salford, "Why is Darwin nearly extinct in textbooks"

Stephen Hawking
-quote:, "Stephen Hawking Quotes"
Kremban, "Stephen Hawking" (Accessed 18-04-10)

Nicole Kuepper
Youtube, "Solar Star: Nicole Kuepper"
Catalyst, "Eureka's Peoples Choice Nominee Nicole Kuepper" (Accessed 18-04-10)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Google Warehouse

SketchUp Animations

Developed SketchUp Model

Above: clinical

Below: fresh

Materials of gallery space - tile as this is very neutral and can therefore accommodate both artworks.

This image captures the space as a whole, above ground, the datum and below ground providing details of the structure of the building. It almost feels as though the above space has been lifted out of the open space in the ground from the formation of the shapes creating a link between the levels.

Materials above - glass, brick roofing and my custom texture of 'metallic.'

The above section represents the word 'clinical' and is based on Patricia Piccini's work "The Long Awaited." The alien like figure in her work alludes to the word choice of clinical due to the scientific nature of its creation. This space can be seen as clinical from the white sterile centerpiece as well as the symmetrical x's that creates the roofing and acts as skylights allowing light into the space. This image captures the above space encapsulating the roofing elements as well as the clinical nature of the studio space.

Materials below - vegetation, green glass balls, cement to support the structure, glass roof and my custom textures 'aqueous' and 'organic.'

The below section represents the word 'fresh' and is based Ricky Swallow's artwork "Killing Time". The word fresh was chosen based on the idea of the fish as fresh produce used in the commercial world. I have created a round underground piece with balls blossoming off its sides. This blossoming effect is furthered with the middle centerpiece. The fresh idea can also be seen in the glass roofing that allows natural light to enter within the space. This image reveals the below ground studio space making clear the fresh nature of the space as it reveals the blossoming of the space.