Sunday, June 21, 2009
Madonna links to this as she is a pop icon, and the majority of youth in America have a strong connection to popular culture. Madonna would be a good personality for the youth, using her popular status to enhance the appeal of the Centre.
I took into consideration the fact that Madonna most probably does very little paperwork as she's got assistants for that. So her 'office' could be an area for her to practice her performances and relax. The use of curves relates back to my original idea of sexuality and femininity.
Obamas elevator and Foyer area
Monday, June 1, 2009
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Monday, May 18, 2009
Obama's NEW Elevator
The initial design for Obama's elevator (down below) was not really saying much about his power position. It was also quite unattractive and a waste of materials since the person only takes up 1/5th of the standing room. It was intending to have a futuristic feel, but was quite unsuccessful.
Even though this design is much simpler, I feel it expresses the nature of President Obama's power. It resembles an eye which is suppose to reflect the 'vision' of a new America which Obama tactfully used in his political campaign and is a big part of why he won and is now in power.
Not yet fully developed.
Her power stems from the way she uses her sexuality as a marketing tool to influence her audience. The hourglass shape represents a shapely woman
Monday, May 11, 2009
The American fashion industry has been transformed into a religious mystic after winning the presidency and claiming the highest office in the land. Their victory speech was delivered before a multiracial crowd where this ambitious and complex entertainer completely mastered the world of show business. Their use of tremendous publicity to gravitate towards a single dominant market creates an image in people's minds that is very appealing. The hardest thing is to maintain the delivery, by continually reinventing their style. The address was sprinkled with reference to the civil rights struggle coupled with sex and religion which aimed to shock and strike a chord with many people. The use of shocking imagery is a style which will be the most prominent for fall as it provides ample scope to cause outrage. Many cried and nodded their heads while they spoke, surrounded by a clear bulletproof screen on the left and right. Using what can only be described as mediocre talent and competent performance skills they manage to capture the mood of the moment, and maximise vigorous support to the "ultimate lifestyle collection for clever people" using music, film and merchandise. Using clever business skills they have managed to move to the top of the industry by fulfilling a peculiar sense of luxury through planning, personal discipline and constant attention to detail.References:
Dorning, Mike.“US President-elect OBAMA.” The News Press, November 5, 2008
Johnston, Ian. “Get a head for business, tune into Madonna. “ The Scotsman, September 23, 2004
Horyn, Cathy. “It’s Not Just Something in the Air; That’s Miuccia Prada’s Influence.” NY Times, May 16, 2000.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
"..being able to image a particular organelle within an embryo within a cell and that really excites me"
The lab draws upon relationships between parts of matter. Within science one is able to explore these connections and discover what the nature of connections are in everything around us. Within this architecture Campbell conducts his scientific studies and is able to explore the space inside of it. The sloped beam reminds us of the relationships science strives to find that make us understand our world.
Ramps leading up to Campbells upper lab.
The interwining of the ramps resembles a DNA-like shape. The texture on the ramp is the symbol for an equilibrium chemical reaction, which is essential for understanding chemistry.
Looks out to the outside environment, reflecting the nature of what science is all about. The texture suggests the idea of brainstorming threads of thought.
Jacques Cousteau's Ramp
"..man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to the earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."
Taken in a literal manner, Cousteau's lab is deep underground where he reaches an open spaced area. This gives him room to let his mind be set free and allows him to conduct his research in peace and quiet. I also liked the idea of a mad scientist living underground having all kinds of crazy ideas and running with them.
The architecture within his lab could be for him to store his ideas in paper form or otherwise. The purple could also be a symbol of Jacques Cousteau's nature, reminding one of peace, through his environmental conservation projects.
Monday, April 27, 2009
The student's thesis we were given provided many images of different interactions of light within architecture. I found the image of diffracted light waves through slits as an idea I would like to explore further in my UT environment(see image above right). The point source could be seen as a scientific idea and it spread out to achieve something life changing such as the ability to clone. However it must undergo testing and experimentation before it reaches this place. The obstacles could be seen as the large beams the light is obstructed by on the ramp(see image above left). However the light waves appear to bend and overcome these barriers and spread out to achieve something great such as Cousteau's scuba diving invention. Or as Cousteau may be suggesting in his quote, as one thinks outside the confines of existing scientific reasoning, things that appear impossible, could be the beginnings of an idea that eventually "are set free" and create something extraordinary.
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2. Think Exist. "Thinkexist.com" 1999-2006 . http://thinkexist.com/quotation/from_birth-man_carries_the_weight_of_gravity_on/210694.html
3. MBLWHOI Library. "Cloning Dolly, How and Why?" 2006. http://www.mblwhoilibrary.org/services/lecture_series/campbell/transcript.html