My designs have finally made it to my boards! This collection of drawings and creative layout further fuse my design with the project statement and strengthen my concept of bonsai. I still have to play with minor details but I'm almost there! I can see the finish line!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I finally took my designs another step further and everything came together through my elevations and sections. These images clearly depict all of the ideas that i had previously discussed and really make my thoughts come to life (or to paper) The drawing style is a mixture of pen, prisma color markers and prisma color pencils. Images have also been edited through photoshop. Photoshop was a key element the the placement of the wall paper and the reflections of the mirror art-piece in the bottom section.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Through this floorpan, i tried to portray, materials as well as the furniture within the context of the space. I feel that the dialogue of the furniture pieces clearly reinforces my ides of bonsai and the elements from the exterior to center of the room. (leaves to trunk)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
These are the finalized elevations of my custom furniture pieces. I drew them to scale and showed them t every angle to help the viewer better understand each piece and to make it easier for me to ply with their positioning in the space itself. Its like I made my own stencils for design! I feel that these sketches make the furniture look like a more cohesive design and portray my concept.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Still in my thought process for the bungalow project. Here are a few sketches of what i think my finalized furniture will end up looking like. I still have to figure out how everything will look to scale but i am really pleased with these designs. I was thinking that each piece of furniture would be part of the bonsai tree. When you look at it from the floor plan, the walls and sconces are the leaves, hutch and sideboard the branches, chairs the bark, and table and chandelier are the core. Although these elements have different styles and purposes, I tried to use universal elements to create a cohesive design. My refined ideas are those highlighted in white.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Here is a collaboration of my custom materials and textures. I wanted to use a variety of layers, and textures to make the room feel the essence of a bonsai tree. I stayed with the colors of green and orange because they are almost complementary and remind me of the tree. Bronze is also another big factor in the deisgn thecause of the extensive amounts of bronze used in the arts and crafts style homes and the copper wire used in molding the bonsai tree into its unique desired shape.
mirrors give the room a sese of reflection and layering the leaves bring within the tree.
a gradient of layered ovals give the room a soft effect and the sense of leaf like form.
abstract spaces taken out of the carpet collaborate to correlate to the uprooting of the bonsai tree.
layered color variation of the ruffles give the chairs a sense of depth and dimension that is found in the bark of the tree.
pertruding paint gives the room a sense of texture adding yet another layer into the space.
This wallpaper plays with the coper element and reflects on the "subtle shimmer" that leaves portray. It feels like they are structures and if organized another way, wouldn't make sense. Like they all fall to place perfectly.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Starting a new project! Today we visited a Bungalow style home at a site close to campus. It ws interesting to see the style of the home's exterior and the modern feel that the residented portrayed through her interior style. I tried to draw a couple sketches to capture the modern feel and the historical home.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Taking the pen to the paper is what makes me really pay attention and focus on the elements of the home. This allows me to further understand the importance of the Aluminaire House. I felt that my illustrations should be light and not so distracting so the viewer could easily break down my compilation of thoughts.
Friday, September 3, 2010
This week in class we were given a home (or two in my case) that are considered "Great Houses" in history: homes that help us shape designs from that point on. My two houses were the Glessner House and the Aluminaire House. The assignement was not to only study these buildings but to research them visually and illustrate our ideas through a conseptual board layout. These ides should mirror the concept
that we felt the architect was trying to portray to the world.These are my first two board layouts that will be a edited a few times before it becomes a true reflection on these great homes.