Wednesday, October 26, 2011
When I think about natural light in a space, my mind immediately finds itself in the hall of mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. The large openings in the exterior wall bring in a lot of natural light that is reflected by the wall of mirrors. This creates a wonderful feeling of outoors coming in with you, a perfect transition into the indoors.
Some designs are shaped with light to create interesting features throughout a space. I think this restaurant does a good job of this.
Most dining areas have drop down lighting directly above the table, not only to provide lighting for the food, but to create a more intimate setting and draw attention to the table.
As we saw in our DC trip, museum lighting is something to consider. Lighting can assist circulation through exhibits and draw attention to certain pieces. In art museums the lighting must properly display the work with out damaging it. The image above is a good example of gallery lighting. The American History museum did a great job of using overhead wall lighting to guide the visitor through the space.
Through several meetings with Nancy and Kate we've altered our design some:
(pictures coming soon)
- they changed their minds about the Weatherspoon green (we weren't too torn up)
- due to concern about flexibility in the space, Nancy asked us to redesign the doors of the cabinet. We came up with two options:
- keeping the asymmetry but adding a hinge to the larger door to make it flush with the wall
- reverting back to symmetrical doors
(pictures coming soon)
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Patterns are all around us, adding detail to clothing, walls, furniture, and more. A pattern can make something utterly unappealing:
or make it beautiful by adding an interesting feature:
here are some patterns I was attracted to and assembled:
|images from google|
Sunday, October 16, 2011
|Corry selected this picture to represent our transformation from a shell of an idea into a real, detailed object. (The egg came first)|
|Jon picked out this image to demonstrate the different members of our group working together in order to make this cabinet happen. Each part is necessary to make this function and we all need each other to get anything created.|
|Chelsea's selection is a representation of each group member as a building coming together to make a city. Alone we can only do so much, but together something much greater is formed.|
|Hailey chose this photograph because she feels like we've accomplished a lot and made a beautiful design, but we still have the weight on our shoulders of actually building the cabinet. I feel the same way.|
|Matt said that he thinks we all have a good variety of ideas that are merging together to make one final product. We must be thinking similarly because this was the picture I almost chose as well :)|