Wednesday, May 26, 2010
36 Custom Textures
The elevators were used from the 'E' shape perspective series. Merkel's elevator (top) transports her from her studio to the meeting area below. Using the 'N' and 'P' key.
Taking Kerr's elevator (bottom), takes you diagonally across the valley to the meeting area. Kerr's studio is located on the opposite side of the valley and bridge.
Draft Dining Table & Meeting Area
The dining table design is a powerful and bold design. It's very simple but has a striking presence. I thought this was fitting as both Miranda Kerr and Angela Merkel are both powerful and Influential people who stand out and both have a striking presence in their profession.
The bridge is a link between Merkel and Kerr's studios. I wanted a minimalistic yet striking design that would match both clients and provide a link not only across the valley but would link aspects of Merkel and Kerr together.
Draft Crysis Valley
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Views From Elevators
I used the 'E' shape perspectives as my elevators.
As i rode the elevators, my perspectives changed on not only the landscape but my feeling of importance and power.
On the valley floor felt more insignificant than when i'm at the top of the elevator looking over the entire valley. On the ground i'm much closer with the elements. From the ground you can appreciate the little details like the trees, rocks, water and textures which you can't from above.
When on top of the elevator, you feel like a God. Being above the clouds and having rein over everything, overseeing everything and feeling like everything is under your control. Form above you really feel powerful. As with everything in life, the higher/ further you climb (metaphorically), the more power and greater your life becomes.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Beneath the glamorous exterior, a chancellor’s life isn't quite the fairytale existence. She has certainly impressed Germans, scoring approval ratings of 60% in the lead-up to the 27 September, 2009 election but she was blinded by Hollywood heart-throb Orlando Bloom, which over the past four years has had proved she could communicate in the world of sight and sound.
She was a tireless activist for racial and sexual equality. For the most part, her version of reality is a working whirlwind of six days and up to three countries a week, 50 weeks of the year. She once said, "I think God made woman foolish so that she might be a suitable companion to man." She had such left-leaning opinions that the dowdy image that supporters feared would stymie her progress to the top proved foolish.
Those surprised to discover her many dimensions underestimated her except some people of the Australian nation, Regardless of her efforts to embrace and steer Germany through some difficult times.
She is serious leader whom voters can trust and she proved how language could liberate the blind. She is a role model, she was our first star. And I am very grateful to her.
Miranda Kerr -
Miranda Kerr and her new baby - ‘goldcoast.com.au’ - viewed 5thMay 2010 http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2010/02/01/184061_gold-coast-lead-story.html
Angela Merkel -
Profile: Angela Merkel - ‘news.bbc.co.uk' - viewed 5thMay 2010
Hellen Keller -
The Time 100: Hellen Keller - ‘time.com' - viewed 5thMay 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Nicole Kuepper’s Libratory is placed on the top floor and designed for her solar research, with views and big open spaces she can work and develop her ideas and theories. Her placement on the highest floor represents her place in time and her mindset to do the undone.
Stephen Hawking’s Labratory is located on the middle floor, where he has full access to the sky and stars. Here he can continue to research and expand his knowledge of the universe. His placement on the second floor represents his place in time and his hunger to overcome obstacles.
Charles Darwin’s Labratory is located on the first floor, which is the closest to the ground than the other laboratories, for his study of evolution and species. Here he can survey the land from a suitable location, surveying different animals and species of vegetation.
From the Black Box exercise, I have learnt to experiment with lighting and shadows to give more to the structure its cast by. The different light, medium and dark textures emphasise the contrast between areas and ideas of the clients.