‘For Inspiration Only #3’ Lecture…

Christopher Green: Data Harvest Tower Design office building Growing bugs Each bug has a microchip Soon- min Hong: Risk assessment theme park Conceptual Haiwei Xie: 'Bric House', Chelsea Near garden show Tackling housing problem in London Amanda Callaghan: Hot- el Design office building Tropical tower Alternative venue instead of travelling de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects... Continue Reading →

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InDesign #2…

Still learning techniques: We recapped a lot of the things we did last lesson just so it was fresh in our minds for today's session. Adding two master pages: I learned to add another master page to the pages tab by right clicking on the top half of that section. Then you click 'New Master..'... Continue Reading →

Metric Handbook…

Here are some of the notes I have taken from this book: 2. Basic Design Data The topics I looked under are: Anthropometric Ergonomics Worktop heights Serveries (example in big picture below picture 2.6 ) Storage (example in big picture below picture 2.9) Maintenance Disabled people People in wheelchairs Ramps Width of Corridors (example in big... Continue Reading →

Development, Designing and Circulation Movement…

Slide show presentation: Consider technology, wall and light sample, signage and graphics Soft, relaxing seating suggests long stay Use existing model Inspirational images - equal amount of images to sketches Project plan upwards with a section with annotation Circulation: Approach of buildings exterior Lighting and signage Show routes around the space Colours Time period Age... Continue Reading →

Vectorworks Introduction…

Vectorworks: Class: Multiply information Hide them Controlling information Bar along the top shows your current views and shows different views so you can see it 2D or 3D. Set up mm's, square meters and cubic meters. On the object info, there are three circles in a row and when you move them is extends where... Continue Reading →

InDesign Introduction…

Introduction: Definitions: Leading: space in-between the lines Kerning: space in-between individual letters Tracking: select all text and reduce all the space Baseline: characters all in line Orphan: one word on its own on a line DON'T WANT THIS! Reduce tracking Widow: when characters move onto the next column Point size: Headings- big size, 35 point... Continue Reading →

Grids/Geometry Plans…

Plan drawings: I did a few plan drawings at 1:100 to get down my ideas for the project as shown below: I added some inspirational images onto the plan as well to show what I wanted in my design instead of a drawing. Bibliography: 2017, M.L.B. (2015) Indoor green wall – Mark Laurence’s Blog. Available... Continue Reading →

Ongoing Design Strategies…

Feedback: I received feedback on my concept board with some suggestions to improve my work for next time but I'm happy that they liked it. After we received the list of things we have to do for this project I gave a few of them a go, however I was struggling a little bit. So... Continue Reading →

Initial Design Strategies…

How to start when designing: Can everyone have the same experience: Elderly Young Disabled Design methods for starting to design: Schedule of accommodation Adjacency diagrams Grids/ Geometry Sketchmodels Applying Anthropometric data Ergonomic data Schedule of accommodation: What will happen in your space What it requires Think about what furnitures in the area Then widen areas... Continue Reading →

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