Subject Year 3 -Term 1: Perform Post 2
Quote of the post:
“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”
– Abraham Lincoln
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.