Sunday, June 13, 2010
My Crysis environment was based on Diamond Valley in Western Australia. I spent a great deal of time trying to get the textures, terrain and lighting perfect. I was annoyed at how the textures would only show if you’re close to them. But overall I’m pleased with how it turned out.
The Meeting place for Miranda Kerr and Angela Merkel is located on the valley floor by the river. Underneath Merkel's studio, it’s a quick elevator ride. The table and chairs are bold and empowering. Very much like a throne. The sharp angels and strong, straight and hard features match the personalities, ethics and personas of both Merkel and Kerr. The meeting area is located by the river, a very calm and peaceful place, where both clients can come together and collaborate on ideas and events. The meeting area evokes a conference with both clients, the furniture being very confrontational allowing both clients to converge and come together, suggesting there’s power in unions.
Miranda Kerr's studio is located on the lower side of the valley. Kerr is younger than Merkel, and also less powerful, in terms of position in society and being a politician, this being represented by Markel’s studio being higher than Kerr's. Her studio uses cantilevered elements. She can look outside to a fabulous view of the valley. The sun shines directly into her studio, allowing her warm, natural light. Being a model and a famous socialite, she needs a place where she can have style and come away from the media. The straight and bold walls and floors signify Kerr's power and strength to influence.
The bridge signifies power and the conjoining of entirely different themes and ideas. There are people with power and there are people without. And within the realm of power, some people have more and some have less. Angela Merkel is a chancellor, a person with the power to govern. What some would call real power. She is an elite and high up in parliament. Miranda Kerr on the other hand, has no such power of that kind, although she does have the power of popularity, fame and to influence. Myer seems to think so, as she is their spokesperson. But if you were to weigh them both up, Merkel has much more experience at life and knowledge and is more powerful than Kerr. But arguably, Kerr could have greater power to influence, as she can to get people to buy cloths and sell magazines. Markel’s studio is located at the higher side of the valley and Kerr's being on the lower side, representing their importance and power over one another. The bridge connects both studios over the valley, allowing both clients to cross and meet. The bridge also represents the coming together of different individuals. The spirals almost look like DNA helix. Just like us, our DNA came from our mother and father, creating us. Where as one spiral represents Kerr and the other, Merkel, combining to create a singular structure.
Angela Merkel is a German Chancellor, and a woman of power. She has worked up to a high position in parliament and has power over the people of Germany. Her studio is located on the higher side of the valley, at the top of the hill where she has a view over the entire valley. Representing her power in society and over her country. Being 56, her tastes and style is different to Miranda, but being a woman, she still wants some style. Her studio is bold and empowering, much like her. There are large open spaces allowing her to step out enjoy the beautiful view and become more in touch with her land.