Field/Subject Year 3 – Term 2: Exposure Post 2 (Subject)

Field/Subject Year 3 – Term 2: Exposure Post 2

Quote of the post:

“I want to explain how exhausted I am. Even in my dreams. How I wake up tired. How I’m being drowned by some kind of black wave.”

– Elizabeth Wurtzel

Following on …

After completing my colour palette, I realised, that some of the mood board I have previously created might not astatically go together. So, I have decided to design the environment to the best I can using the inspiration of the images collected via Pinterest.

After realising the issue above, I then when on to start and construct the building that I had chosen. With the structure I had selected, it holds a lot of exterior architectural detail that I personally t6hought needed to be created and conveyed right. To allow the presentation of the exterior look like the real life building I had sourced. To be able to construct these details I needed to source a series of plans and capture images that I was able to create these details from view. The plans that I have gathered are from the Cardiff Council and have collated them in the following document.

Before fully constructing the building, I thought to research into where the heritage of the building comes from. This is what lead me in to researching into architecture during the 1890’s – 1900’s. This is what I found out:

After finding out a range of different things about the history of the building. It allowed me to look at the building differently. For example, paying close eye to the detail that the building holds, also why not changing the colour of the building is not a good idea.

After successfully constructing and completing the basics of the building, I then started to create a series of different floor plans in total I have created 3 variations and a final one to show what I at least intend to do with the building.

The reason I have created so many bubble diagrams, is to allow my self to be aware of all the different variations that were possible within the building. I wanted to explore what and where I could place or dedicate a space too.

I then collated what I had created. This then led me to go on and create a final bubble diagram to finalise what I need to do with the space. Now looking back and analysing what I created, I have realised a lot has changed since producing the below and above.

During the meantime of creating the bubble diagrams, I was still advancing my sketch up model and trying to learn a new software. Named AutoCAD. Learning this new programme is starting to become challenging. I have watched most of the video the technical demonstrate has produced but it gets to the point were in person teaching need to happen.

My aim is to at least try and get my plans in AutoCAD and make them more professional.

Next on the to-do list was to complete my zoned plans, to reflect on this task I would say I put it off as I wasn’t feeling making many more pages for my presentation. I was in the grove of designing my building and wanted to continue to do that but eventually I created them. In total I have created 1 zoned plan for each floor explaining what I have placed were and what I have changed from the bubble diagrams that were completed previously.

These are the presented A4 documents that are not to scale but with accurate square meterage.

To show the progress of how fast I am producing this designed building, I used imitative to take accurate ISO views of the building and floors. This allows me to show the progress of the project exposure.

Here are the views captured:

For this blog post the above will conclude this second blog post for the project exposure, the third one will follow soon.

Field/Subject Year 3 – Term 2: Exposure Post 1 (Subject)

Field / Subject Year 3 – Term 2: Exposure Post 1

Quote of the post:

“Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know.” ~ Anonymous


(New Project)

What is the new project?

After Christmas break was over and all of us “students” were all rested, second term started. When that second term started, I was introduced to this new project called Exposure. Exposure is the third year’s field. In this new project I was told to write my own individual brief with next to no restrictions. This got be thinking to what area of interior design I would like to design for, this could be a sector that I have or haven’t previously design within or a new sector. So, for this project I have decided to design for the hospitality sector. I have chosen the sector as I have yet to explore into it and I personally think it will challenge me which I aim to do within my university projects.

Once knowing I wanted to explore into this sector of interior design, I started to construct a brief. I did this by creating an A4 sketchbook page within photoshop, this is what I have come up with.

As you can see, I have selected the Morgan’s Hotel, I have selected this as I have tried to compliment the building selected, the client, area and brief to show all areas have been thought about and to achieve a successful interior design project. The client I have chosen has also been mentioned within the document above and has been explained. The next initial thing I achieve after the above was to finalise the building by researching into it and compiling information to construct two sketch books paged on it one titled Location Chosen and the other Location Info, in these pages’ information was exploited to revile certain aspects of what properties the building has.

After the above I then moved on to researching more into the client I had selected, I wanted to show what they do as a company and how I am going to take what they already do and create a new location to add to their business but with added perks. The Morgan’s Hotel offer a range of different things, them things include a stay, restaurant and a venue to hold weddings and events. This is what I have found out about the Morgan’s Hotel:

Following on from the above, I then wanted to view the new location as I wanted to get a feel for the space. Actually, going to the place took time as I needed a valid reason to why I needed to travel as COVID-19 rules state not to make any non-essential travel.  When coming to the time were able to view the site, I tried to capture everything but wished I had accesses to the inside that would have been an added insight on what I could have achieved.


(Host Building Analyses)

Once arriving at the stage to starting the HBA, I wanted to extend it further than I normally would. Instead of partially explaining what in it, I will just place it below to read.

From what I create in my past project, I thought to highlight aspects of it in more details more than I normally would.

Next to be accomplish was the Schedule of accommodation, with this task I thought to create a detailed list within different areas of the hotel. Within these lists I used areas/ camogie’s such as lobby, restaurant, spas and other see below.  I thought to create this detailed Schedule of accommodation to prove that I am consistently thinking about the need of a hotel, this shows and proved dedication to the project I have selected. In total I have created 2 sketch book pages on this area of the project. (see below)

To reflect on the Schedule of accommodation, I could improve the document by explaining more efficiently using detailed word to accomplish an in-depth explanation.  

From exploring the Schedule of accommodation, I then went on to create a SWOT analysis. There isn’t much to say so I will just place the sketch book page below.

As you can see, I have explored the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats the building has/ faces.

Precedent study’s  

One of the tasks that need to be talked about is the research I accumulate during interior design projects. The reason why research need to be done is to inform the design that need to be created and allows you as a designer to gain influences and thought of things you might not have thought of.

At this early stage of the project exposure, I have created and gain 5 sketch book pages of research the first two of the five pages are researching into existing hotel that share similar values as the project I have created. The hotels I have explored are The Great Eastern Hotel that’s located in London and the other is The Grand Hotel located in Bristol. Here are the digital sketch book pages I have created.

As you can see, I have explained why and what has informed, influenced and exposed me to the information within similar hotels.

The other three sketch book pages are created using WGSN looking into trends and articles that are allowing me to create a scheme for the interior. When researching in the data base I thought to be inclusive in what I select to be included within the project. These are the pages I have created.

I hope it shows the exponential informative research that related to my project exposure.

While on the research stage of the project I thought to use another platform named Pinterest, within this platform I started to form a mood board on influential images as a whole. The types of images selected range of all things interior design and images that interest me as a designer.

Here are the collated images:

Once the mood board was created and finalised, I thought to use a mood board process that was taught to be in year 2. 

That’s process was to create mood board and relate them to aspects of interiors. Them being Textures and Materials, Patterns and Plains Mood and Forms and Shapes Mood. Again, like the above its hard to explain without repeating what I have placed within the mood boards here they are.

The next task to complete was to finalise my colour palette simply done by selecting colours inspired by what I have found or be inspired by this is the result of that, see below.

This concludes post 1.

Subject Year 3 -Term 1: End of Project

Subject Year 3 -Term 1: End of Project

Quote of the term:

“The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.”
– Charles R Swindoll, pastor & author

Final Year !!!!

The Reflection:

My first response to this final project being completed was relief. I say ‘relief’ as all this term I had the motto of do everything I can so I would be able to say I could have done better. I can now say that I can’t say that as ‘I have worked the best to my own ability and achieved an impressive overall project’. In this reflection I can say I have mostly positive opinion regarding to the work I have produced and hardly any negatives.

One of the positive that I can reflect on within the project preform, was the exploration of detail placed within the host building I created and decorated. This is what I wanted and did achieve was to convey a brand that is already established as a company, while not changing it too much to make my selected client unrecognised.

Some of the most interesting aspects of this project is the colossal amount of research I placed within my project as I wanted to get it right. Another aspect of this would have to be the seating I created for the courtyard, this is something I would love to create in real life and commercialise it. 

Adasen to that one of the most challenging part was giving myself a large building to accomplish in a small scale. Also achieving the render in a small scale of time.

To summarise both aspects of the project I would have to say the most powerful learning moments would be achieving a COVID-19 friendly building. Aside from that one of the most interesting things I have learnt is the detail within structure and class, one of the lectures was on this witch inspired the detailed aspects of my whole design. exploring what you need to support a floor and hut to prove the eligibility of it.

Once knowing what I was doing the rest of the project came along in hand, I think because I worked for the client, I selected I knew a lot of what went on first-hand experience as such.

One of the things within the project that “got in the way” was trying to balance a part time job and education. This is something I can now say I can accomplish as I like having things to do it keeps me driven to achieve the best in life.

But overall I can somewhat say I have become an interior designer that I wanted to be.

Subject Year 3 -Term 1: Perform Post 3

Subject Year 3 – Term 1: Perform Post 3

Quote of the post:

“I don’t think there is any truth. There are only points of view.” 

– Allen Ginsberg

Final Year!!!!

As advised, this will be my last post about my experience with my final major project. After my second review I decided to focus on the seating creation I design for this following project. To focus on that I wanted to first show and highlight what I have created up until this point. At this stage I have created the idea of the seating arrangement and sourced influences to inform the design I create. The influences I have become influenced by are images sourced though websites online, I say images there are two. One being stain glass and the other being a glass house. The next image shows what stage I am at with the designing of the seating.

Once having an idea on what I wanted to create, I then thought to react to the second crit. This is by looking into structure and glass and how its used correctly. In my first design I placed large pieces of glass but that isn’t realistic as it more likely to crack and be no use. When looking into mu sourced material I found a company that uses alcohol bottles to contract new pieces of glass. This then struck an idea within my brain.  This is the research I compiled.

After being filled with information about structure, I then thought to refine the progress I got to within the designing of seating. I removed all large pieces of glass and inserted a structure to form a glass house, when researching I found out that structure needs to be added to support and allow the design to be more practical. The idea behind designing this seating was to create a space where its design to be socially distanced but not shown for that reason. As if it was before COVID-19 and they have always originated there. A place where they can emerge themselves without thinking about the pandemic. Reflecting on what I have seems to me that I have thought about a different angle of enjoying a place where performance is held. Within the design I have placed seating, ventilation, music and an experience with the stain glass and the sun.

This is what I have originally created:

After finalising the designed seating, I then wanted to create a flow diagram to see if and how I can create a one-way system that can be adhered to within the structure. I have thought to this within the finalised plans. I have taken the floor plans and drawn over them to show how this can be done. Doing this allows the design to show what is capable of doing as certain aspects of my design have been placed purposely to adhere to rules of the pandemic. (feed up of say the C (coronavirus) word. These are the images of my version of a flow plan each image is of a different floor.

The next topic I want to exploit is the experience I have had with sketch up with term. During the start of the project I was wising ahead create the environment around the host site. I enjoyed creating my own structure and selecting whatever client I wanted to design this unique building for. Coming to the end of the project I found it difficult to render any images as the size of the file was too large to render using v-ray. As my building holds a lot of detail, I decided to render in Enscape which saved my arse. These are images of by host building completed but not rendered but sketch up images.

While on the subject of my structure and sketch up I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about my key moves. For my key moves I have selected 3 different aspects of my structure and have taken the time to explain them more in detail and how I have ended with the design I have today. To reflect on what I have created I could have made another page talking about all the different key moves my building holds.  Instead of talking about what I have created here in the document to allow you to see and read it.

After deciding to highlight my key moves, I then moved on to highlight my Micro-tectonic. Again, I selected 5 things this is what I have talked about. Micro-tectonic is when you look into more depth on the details you’ve placed within your sketch up model. 

As I am coming to the end of the project, I feel a sense of gratitude of getting what I wanted to design done. Next on my list to talk about are the final plans and sections that I have know completed. Each plan and section created is scaled to 1 to 200 as this is the size it would fit one piece of A4. In reflection to what I have created I feel as if I want to say that if I was to look back at my time within third year I wouldn’t regret or say I could have done more.

These are the different plans and sections I have created:

The final thing I obviously wanted to talk about is the finished rendered, my gosh this was a struggle. I think this is one of the hardest things I needed to get done in a short space of time. I say hard but I knew what I was doing out the computer didn’t want to listen. At first, I started to place v-ray lighting within the venue but as I went to render it crashed 8 times and took 7 hours for one image which isn’t ideal when you also work 22 hours a week. After spending 3 consecutive days trying to get v-ray renders I simply give up and switched to Enscape. I’m so thankful I did this but was disappointed on switching. This is because Enscape doesn’t always convey your design in reality and sometimes look cartoon like.

I accomplished a series of renders and this is what I ended up with which I am very pleased and proud of myself.

Subject Year 3 – Term 1: Perform Post 2

Subject Year 3 -Term 1: Perform Post 2

Quote of the post:

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” 
– Abraham Lincoln

Final Year!!!!

Following on from post one, I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight the different aspects of what I have created throughout the projects named preform. I also aim to highlight my experiences and learning curves within this currant project.

After receiving feedback from the first crit, the first thing I wanted to do was work on the things I needed to improve. As this is a reflective blog post I will talk about it when I come to it in the future sentences. From creating my SWOT analysis, I then went on to gain influential images to gain inspiration and idea for the design I wanted to create within the boneyard. One of the main things I wanted to do was to carry over the brand that my client has built already but improving it and making it a more refined interior to build the representation on the brand that is Live Lounge. When looking for these inspirational images, I thought back to my time in field last year. Within field I selected to explore interior styling and the teaching within that model was to break your design first by getting a broad selection of images, I gathered these images though Pinterest and WGSN. This is the first mood board I created.

By looking for these broad images is to allow me as a designer to get a foot in the door to what I want to create. Tt allows me to elaborate on ideas and techniques that I have learn within my time in university. To own in on what I wanted to design I then created a further 3 mood boards that all has unique tittles and only included what was in the tittle of each mood board. The tittles I named these three mood boards are Form and Shape, Pattern and plains and finally Texture and Materials. This is a technique I learnt within interior styling. With the mood boards I have created I’d like to say I would love to learn how to improve my skill within photoshop as I have seen many other industry designers use this programme to create amazing visual mood boards. I wouldn’t say I’m bad at using the software as I use it all the time, but I isn’t the best, so it shows that I need to improve that aspect of my designing process. These are the following mood boards I created for the project preform.

While reflecting on the mood boards I created within the first half of my project I wanted to say how I’m glad I have kept to most of what I said I wanted to design. I have also strayed from what I originally what as the client I have selected has a brand “image” so keeping to that is what I’m doing but also using elements of trends such as the designing with darkness as I believe that the trend has influenced my design and improved the brand image of my client by making the interior more unified.

After selected and creating a series of mood boards, I then went on to focus on the structural aspect of my space, and to do that I needed a structure. The very first thing I then did was to create a series of bubble diagrams. Bubble diagrams are a creative way to allow one’s self to get an idea of what you need within a space you aim to create. Also, by creating a series of these bubble diagrams has also given me and idea of shape to what structure to create. I will also say by drawing and experimenting with structure previously within this project has also given me an incentive to where I may place certain aspects of my design. for my project I decided to create 3 variations of each floor, at first, I wasn’t aware that I might need more than one floor but when in the flow of designing I realised I need a ground floor, a first floor and a second floor. 

These are the different variations of the floor:

After creating all the above variations, I then thought to conclude all of the diagrams into a final bubble diagrams to base my design off. This then will be what I will base my design of and will also show how I have used initiative to refine my designing processes. 

I also want to say that following a final bubble diagram to is hard because sometimes structure is different to when you actually build it and also not having any scaled to base a bubble diagram of shows how slow a design might take as a lot of thought need to be considered about aspects of structural design.

From realising the above I then wanted to finalise my structure and allow the creative magic to happen. So, I decided to go on and create and finalise a structure that will inform the design I have today. When creating a structure of shipping containers, I wouldn’t say it was easy, but it was simple. Putting multiple of them next to each other and on top almost like playing dominos or Jenga. I saw the shipping container almost like a game butting blocks together to create a bigger block and before I knew it, I had a structure created. This is the structure that I stuck to.

Once knowing I was at the point where my structure was finalised, I then went on to create my zoned plans. At this point of my design I felt as if I wasn’t going anywhere but as soon as I got stuck into this task everything seemed to come together. I say this as when I selected the empty location, I didn’t anticipate being both architect and interior designer and how long of a design process I will be adding by taking up the responsibility of an architect. As I haven’t explored that rote within an interior project, so I was keen to take on the responsibility but in reality, it did add to the workload. In light to that I am glad I have done it as I know learnt how to create a 2-floor structure with shipping containers.

These are the different zoned plans I created:

After messing around with plans and where I might place certain things within my host building, I then myself initiative to produce a final zoned plan that I will try and stick to. Within the final zoned plan, I took element of each of the different ones I have created previously to get a solid refined zoned plan. Within the documents I have placed in my blogs have reflective statements about the journey within the project preform.  This is what I am going to base the design on.

To conclude my second reflective post, I have decided to end it by looking into materials. The reason I have done this as this was the feedback, I received from my first critical review. When looking for different company I wanted to see what different company there were that had economical values. Inside the documents I have locked into a range of economical Brands that I have become influenced by read the following to understand what I have discovered.

Subject Year 3 – Term 1: Perform Post 1

Subject Year 3 – Term 1: Perform Post 1

Quote of the post 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” 
– Mahatma Gandhi

Info about Quote of the week/post:

Over the 3 years that I have been doing my degree, I have been writing these different posts about my experiences of University and what I’ve been learning throughout it. Writing blog posts was something I’d hated doing at the start of my course, but I needed to do it to meet the requirements of my degree. Now in my final year I find myself enjoying to write, I go the extra mile by trying to make the post my own. For example, placing a quote at the top of each post to sum up that week’s learning/ experience.

Final Year!!!!

A sight that I never thought I would see, an achievement that I hold dearly.

 Back to Subject…

For my first project within interior design, I was given the brief named “Preform”. The brief stated the following (Not My Words):

“Your Design Brief.  The performance area is the main driver for the venture. This area should provide the opportunity for a single or small group of performers to hone their artistic expression with a live audience.  Performers will breathe energy into the venture, with performances invariably having strong political, social, and/or cultural significance. The area should incorporate a range of appropriate atmospheric devices – props, stage, lighting, special effects, etc. – responding to your chosen Performing Arts genre and supported by the necessary stagecraft.”

In response to the brief, I have selected to choose the boneyard as my host building. For the host building, I have selected to create a live venue bar that will showcase a range of different musically talented people. The client I have selected to base this project around is a company named Live Lounge. I selected the following company as I have had first-hand experience of working within the company and believe I can design a new and inviting venue that will be temporary and also bearing the restriction COVID-19 in mind.

The host building location… 

As mentioned above I have selected the host building named “The Bone Yard”. In total I was given the option of three different locations, but this was the one I liked the most. The site itself is known to house small businesses that are based in shipping containers. The location for this site is Paper Mill Rd, Cardiff CF11 8DH. Below is some more information I created and have included within my digital work.

Through exploring the site has allowed me, as a designer, to see all the unique properties that it holds. For example, the site is surrounded by working train tracks that are in constant use througout the day. Also, the site can only be accessed by one-way road and 2 walk-ways. When creating the document above I wanted to display a series of thoughts, I did this to remind myself about the site and why I chose the location.

After looking into the site, I then started to create a host building analysis. The host building analysis is where I create and look into the building location and exploit what around it. As you can see, I have placed my host building analysis below. Within the document I have included various, four of which will inform the design I will create. For those four diagrams I have placed a map view of the location of the boneyard, three different sun paths that show the sun path over the year in three different months, I have then sourced a second area view of the location and then highlighted the trains that run daily around the host locations. Finally, I independently went to the location to take primary images. On these images I have highlighted the different important points of the location that I need to stay aware of. See below for more detail.

As I was speaking about the images, I had taken of the site just then. I have created a separate document of the images I had taken to display the images that I captured. Not too sure what else to say about these images other than I am going to use them in the feature of my design process.

Once I got a feel for the location, this then informed the client I chose, as the place is very resourceful and urban looking. This then made me conclude to selecting a Cardiff based business. I made this decision as the original Bone Yard houses Cardiff based small businesses in an open atmosphere. So, the client I have selected for my final major project is a live venue business named “Live lounge” that is located in the heart of the City Centre. I’m treating the project as if they wanted to open up another venue within the capital and that location is the Bone Yard. To reflect on the client I have chosen, I wanted to select this client as I have the first-hand experience of working for the company. I have experienced the bad issues and what Live Lounge is known for and why its always busy. Ideally, I want to use experience with both my work life and my educational life and combine them to create a positive project I have written a brief paragraph of who my client is and will place it know.

After coming to term to who I selected for my client I then went on to create my first in-depth accommodation schedule. To sum up what an accommodation schedule is, It’s a list of different things you need to allow the building your designing to function properly. In past years I have done multiple, but I thought this year to create one in the start of the project but in more depth, than I usually would at this stage.


By having this list at hand, you are reminded of what needs to be placed to create that successful design.  I have learned over the three years of my degree that having this at hand is handy and prevent you from forgetting placing them key items to polish designs off.

Another thing I have learnt throughout my university experience is access to WGSN. Within the discipline of interior design, WGSN isn’t used but it should be. I learn about this platform during my second year within fields of interior styling. As designing is always evolving to new and different trends and themes. As well as COVID-19 impacting all of our life’s, it also impacted design and all work sectors. I want to consider COVID-19 as I want to keep to the rules that we all now kept to and place implements within a design, so it doesn’t look like PPE, or social distanced apparitors. I want to design and place furniture that doesn’t look like it there because it has to because that how you keep a safe environment. I want it to look like it should have been there pre-COVID. This then led me to think of WGSN database and how articles will be approaching the issue at hand in total I found 2 different articles that are starting to inform the design I create three-dimensionally, below is the images I have created to influence and inform my design for the later stages of the project.

While on the topic of WGSN, I took the time took into different trends. I wanted to look into the topic of Trends as I want to give the client, I have chosen a venue that modern but still hold value to what they are as a brand. Instead of repeating myself, I have gone into further depth within the work I have done for the crit I have been leading up to. The trend I have researched, and most resemble the live lounge today is named “Designing with Darkness”.

After finishing with the database WGSN, I then wanted to explore the existing project that surrounding the idea of shipping containers. within the digital sketchbook page, I researched into a series of projects and selected three that I was most drawn to. I have compiled these three projects into the document below – take a look!

To learn from past experiences where I decided not to create hand-drawn, I decided to create some and hold up shame even if they were not the best. The reason I decided to do this was because I wanted to try and learn from feedback given from previous projects. I also allowed me to create versions for the different building I could create and will go on and create in the future. When drawing these structural buildings, I wanted to both draw in 2D and 3D, I created two designs and drew them both 2 & 3 dimensional. The blow image is what I created by hand. 

Once knowing I was able to at least construct scribbles that resembled structural ideas, I then used my initiative to further them idea within the software we use… sketch up. I created these different designs even further as I wanted to add more steps to my designing process, I know now being in the future that it has done me well as one of the original sketches resembles the host structure I have now finalised. From the sketch, I created I then furthered the designs and created 4 sketches up buildings. These different buildings are not to scale, it was an opportunity to use the freedom to just create and get an idea of what I can do with shipping containers. I used the square tube to start, then started to duplicate and join a series of them to gather and the result was a success. 

As I experimented with sketch up, I wanted to explore creating 3D Visuals not just by sketch up.  I used both my designs in sketch up and my primary research and somehow made a series of visuals that incorporated both of the things I already completed to further my design.

The visuals were a starting point to the creation of my final structure I have today, before finalising the structure I needed to research and go through my other design stages to get an accomplished design.

The next stage to that design process was to complete a SWOT Analysis, which is Strength, Weaknesses, opportunity and threat. This is just what it is. Exposes the titles to the location I have chosen the following image will explain more.

This is the stage I had come to when the first crit arises, after having the crit I had feedback and the feedback was to keep working on the project and the way I was work was key to getting a successful project. I also was advised to source different materials that could be economical and will be linked to the shipping containers.

Subject Year 2 -Term 2&3: City Fit End of year 2 Evaluation Post

End of Year Post

Quote of the Year:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

– dr Seuss

Within my second academic year of university I have acknowledged that I have achieved some accomplishment throughout the year. One of those achievements was when I completed and achieved an interior design project based around the topic of Circular Economy. This project tested me and made me aware of all the things that need to be taken in to around when furnishing and interior. For example, the life of the product and the afterlife of that product. I was educated about and now know what to place within an interior to allow it to become economical.

This then led me to the second acknowledgment as I had a second Circular Economy brief within field. The field study group was interior styling. Within interior styling I needed to create a life scale set using all reclaimed or recycled materials and it turned out phenomenal as my group was amazing to work with as we all got on. I had to learn to adapt and think of new way to make objects out of other products to convey our design aesthetic.

Next year (3rd year) I hope to further improve on my acknowledgements, but also making sure I use the skills I have learnt throughout the past 2. This then will allow me to create a striking interior project and kick start my career within interior design. I also need to think about the obtain of doing a masters within the subject of fine art.

The only goal I have set myself for the next academic year is to be positive and do any opportunity that fits in with the career I have planned for the future. I want to further learn new skills and become more knowledgeable about different software for the industry.

Overall the start of the year was great I was using every day to improve myself. I have opted in to learn about the different machinery Cardiff met offers. for example, I individually decided to learn how to use the laser cutter to create a better model than previously made. When it came to the middle and end of the year I felt as if I have had no support what’s so ever and felt as if I have had to learn by myself. As if I opted to do open university instead of normal uni.

But I look forward to going back and completing my final year.

Subject Year 2 -Term 2&3: City Fit End of Project Evaluation Post

Quote of the term:

“Life is a series of baby steps.”

Hoda Kotb

Overall the project is something I have enjoyed immensely. The project city fit has been something of a challenge. What I mean by this is, when knowing I needed to create a multi-floored building this seemed daunting and nerve raking to create. The overall support within the project has been very limited and very unsupported. I guess this can be blamed on COVID-19, I would like to respond with faster measures needed to be implemented and I believe due to the lack of support and teaching is ridiculous to the amount we pay as student these days. no proper communication was implemented and seemed very lazy of my tutor.

What were come of my most powerful learning moment, well. I think I want to pinpoint this on the fact that I thought I wouldn’t get through this project. With my own determination I believe I have driven my design though to a professional result and to a place where I am proud to say I have designed it.

Another powerful moment for me personally was using knowledge from past projects to portray me designs ethos. for example, using my skills that I learnt within interior styling had helped me create and use a new process on the creating of my designing process.

To improve for my next project, I want to become more matriculas with the creation of my presentation using a limited number of slides to convey my designs as I have a habit of over explain and being matriculas almost being careless.

Subject Year 2 -Term 2&3: City Fit Week 12


Quote of the week:

“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”
– Neil Gaiman

During the last week of me finishing off my second-year final project. I firstly finished off my presentation, this presentation shows and displays all of the different details of what I’ve done for the past 12 weeks to finish it at a very professional outcome. The presentation is a long one, I prepausally did this as I wanted to convey my design to its fullest potential my every detail I went through to get to where I am now.

Here is the link to my final presentation:


Now looking at the presentation finished and complete, I question if the presentation is to long as I’ve been known to over present as I like to show the depth of detail I create.

From completing my final presentation, I didn’t notice I needed to create 2 other post that finishes out the project. So, the next two post will be them

Subject Year 2 -Term 2&3: City Fit Week 11

 Quote of the week:

‘The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing’


I can smell the summer air …

For the second to last week before my project is handed in, I’ve been trying to be productive. This unfortunately isn’t the case, during another week of being confined. This is not how I work and it’s hard to be motivated when not in a creative environment THIS IS NOT WHAT I PAY FOR!

During week 11. The first task achieved was to get to slide 44 on my final presentation. “Shit that’s loads for a presentation” you must be thinking. Yeah, I thought to cover all of the different angles that the brief asks for. Not only that, by not handing in a sketch book, how dose my tutor how I have progressed and the volume and standard of work that I have accomplished.

For evidence and to show I have actually accomplished work here is another imager similar to last week, but they are different as the artboard count is much higher in this image below:

Screenshot 2020-05-27 at 20.31.22

I haven’t fully finished my presentation, as I have not yet placed other things that are needed to be placed within it.

The next task I have started and finished is to create and produce a 3D model. As I DO NOT have the resources or space, I have had to resort to making a 1:100 scale of each floor. Each floor has been constructed by using foam board and hot glue. Each of the floor within the host building have the plans that I have changed and all the walls and floor that I have added.

During making this model I think I have achieved the best posable outcome that I could and here are the pictures of the model:

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