Design Lab Week…

Monday 28th November: We did in this first session is do some site surveying in the Hallam Square in groups of 3/4. We took pictures of the site as well as working out the measurements and where things like trees and structures were.   And here is my map with my annotations on it: Then we had to... Continue Reading →

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Putting Together Our Workshop Model…

Putting together model in the workshop: Everyone in the group brought all there work that we have made in the workshop to the lesson to construct a model using some of the pieces. First we decided to pop rivet a plastic pieces and aluminium piece together: Then we decided to stick all the time consuming... Continue Reading →

Site Surveying…

Site survey presentation: Survey staircase in the building 1:20 or :50 scale The more dimensions you get the more knowledge you get out of it Floor to floor includes the ceiling Mortar is traditionally 10mm! Count the amount of rises on staircase Landing is not a tread! Get dimensions of first riser Make notes of... Continue Reading →

‘For Inspiration Only #2’ Lecture…

Lecture notes: We watched John Cage's 4'33" video at the start of the lecture which is linked in the bibliography. 4 minutes and 33 seconds video. Dan Graham, Public Space/ Two Audiences, 1976 Performance American architect Used glass and mirror which refracts and reflects in the exhibition space The work is: Surrealist Deception Minimal Installations:... Continue Reading →

What is Design?

Reading at the start of the lesson: We were asked to read a bit of the chapter 'What is good design?' from our reading list on Blackboard. I only got up to page four then we stopped to discuss what we had read which lead us into the lesson. Movements: William Morris Part of the... Continue Reading →

Freehand Drawing Homework…

Homework: With the same interior we did for our Kurecolor rendering I printed another one off and this time showed the two vanishing points used to create it. I used blue for all the angles that were going from the left hand side vanishing point and the same with the purple but on the right... Continue Reading →

Life Drawing…

I went to one of Brian's life drawing sessions to improve my drawing skills more. I have done life drawing before so it was mainly a recap for me. We had a male model which was a challenge for me to draw as I am used to drawing the female figure. Here are a few... Continue Reading →

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