Thursday, 15 October 2009

detailing project

my detail was found at the lighthouse on mitchell lane.
it is an image of an aesthetic column which starts from floor and reaches to ceiling height. the column is supported by a number of brackets which are attached at each floor from the parallel wall facing.
I have detailed how this structure works with a diagram below.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

first project: the design process

soooo were back to it for another glorious year! its the first time ive been really panicked as the first line of our brief read 'you are halfway through your course' eeeeeeek. were getting old. 
When first looking at the brief I thought it was crazy that we had two weeks for such a simple task, to explain the design process, but as i got thinking i realised that there was much more to it than first meeting the eye.
I think working as a designer, any kind, automatically presents a strategy which we apply in order to reach a final solution. This can either be consciously or subconsciously wether it starts off with a spark and then ideas fly around all over the place, or an orderly format, these thoughts all get processed in some way that will issue a successful outcome. everyone has their own process that works for them. To symbolise this process i thought it would be fitting to compare this journey to an astounding piece of design already in place today: the inside of a clock. Each cog makes the next one go round to eventually make the arms on the clock face go round and tick. This can be analysed further by saying that each cog must be the right size and shape to work just as each step must be polished and correct for the design so as the conclusion is effective. My cogs in this process i had to back track and think about because i suppose this sequence is normally carried out without thinking but usually to complete a project my process would be as follows: disect the brief, followed by research and investigation, find a concept or direction, experiment, develop this idea, start to visualise eg. sketches perpective views, work out floor plan, re-evaluate, prototype eg. models, vectorworks, attention to detail (sourcing and determining the design works), refine the design and finally present final idea.
seems to work for me!

Friday, 2 October 2009

i dont know how to work this!!