Monday, June 14, 2010

Keys for Elevators

Miranda Kerr's Elevator

down: N
up: S

Helen Keller's Elevator (in order)

1. lift railings: x
2. bring in stairs (top): l
3. down: c
4. open stairs (bottom): q
5. bring in stairs (bottom): p
6. up: j
7. open stairs (top): o
8. bring down railings: y

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Objects folder:

Levels folder:

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Image Captures and Architecture

Context of images:7am
The Power of a New Day

The Bridge

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.

The Elevators

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

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.

Close Up Perspectives

Miranda Kerr's office
Inside Helen Keller's Office

Miranda Kerr's Elevator
Helen Keller's Elevator

Elevators In Action

Elevator for Miranda Kerr

Elevator for Helen Keller

Peer Review Sheets

My peers review my work

My reviews of my peers work

Textures Used in Model

Lift Ideas on SketchUp

Bridge for Helen Keller
-stairs extend as a path to the elevator and close in as the lift moves.

Bridge for Miranda Kerr

Table Idea on SketchUp

The centre acts as a combiantion of the opposing power as the curves that represent Kerr extend out to create a jagged edged shape that represent the obstacles of Keller's power.

The curved representations of Miranda Kerr and her smooth path to power

Table and chairs:

Boxed representations of Helen Keer that can be dismantled and adjusted according to ones needs.

Bridge and Office Idea on SketchUp

The Bridge
Supported by its own structure. The power and strength of the bridge is able to support itself.
Space for Miranda Kerr
Open space to define her power as an external trait as well as accompany her Buddhist beliefs of spirituality (being exposed to nature).

Space for Helen Keller
Closed space to reveal her inner power. Stairs and boxed shaped represent the obstacles she has faced This is parralled to her filled out work space exploring how she has overcome these barriers and achieved power through literature and political activities.

A neutral bridge to combine the juxtaposing definitions of power of the 2 clients.

4 Draft Images

Testing out bridge ideas
Very messy attemptStart of final bridge idea - lacking supportFirst attempt to put elevators outside each of the clients offices

First Attempt at a Moving Entity

Friday, June 11, 2010

Table Inspiration




Bridge Inspiration

1. Natural landform creating a bridge2.Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, Sao Paulo, Brazil

3. Catenary Curve - a curve that is the graph of the hyperbolic cosine function which is a hanging chain, supported by its end and acted on its own weight.

4. The formula for a catenary curve