Sunday, June 21, 2009

Draft Peer Feedback

Fraps Video

Rapidshare Environment Maps

Draft 1

Draft 2


Final UT Environment

I tried to find a link between Barack Obama and Madonna as to why they would have offices so close to each other. I decided that it would be a Youth Conference Centre, where Obama's space is mainly a large outdoor auditorium. Obama has had lots of support from the youth of America so I found it fitting. Obama would use his power position for education of the environment, and other important issues.

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.

Madonnas Office
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.

Madonna's Elevator

Obama's Auditorium

Obamas elevator and Foyer area

Sketchup table

Monday, June 1, 2009

Draft 3

Madonna's Elevator
The shape of the elevator is intended to represent the female form. This relates to Madonna as she uses her sexuality as a marketing device.

Meeting Place

Obama's Eye shaped elevator

Obama's Foyer area

Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

2 point perspectives

Sketchup elevators

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.

Meeting Table
Not yet fully developed.

Madonna's Elevator
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

Obama's Elevator

Monday, May 11, 2009

UT Exp3 draft 1

One Point Perspectives


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.


Barack Obama;

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

Miuccia Prada:

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

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Sorry about the L in the file name, I uploaded the wrong one up on filefront so I had to make a new name for the final one.

36 Textures

Final UT environment

Keith Campbell's Lab
"..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.

Meeting place
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
" 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.

Cousteau's Lab
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

UT environment draft 2

Cousteau's Lab

Meeting place

Cousteau's Ramp

Campbell's Lab and ramp to meeting place

Ramp to Jacques Cousteau's Lab

Inter-connected Axonometrics

The one I decided to choose as my meeting point design is the middle image.

The Black Box

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.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Electroliquid Aggregation

From birth man just facinates me. The weight of gravity I find on his shoulders exciting. Obviously he is bolted when you make the earth breakthrough man. It has only small results beneath the lab which on the surface means nothing to lots of people. He is getting free techniques successfully.

Monday, April 20, 2009

UT2004 Draft 1

Keith Campbell

Jacques-Yves Cousteau:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Axonometric Drawings

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Keith Campbell

Sunday, April 5, 2009

EXP 2: Client's Quotes

"Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness"

- Alfred Noble

" From birth 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."

-Jacques-Yves Cousteau

"Science just fascinates me. What do I find most exciting about it? Obviously, when you make a breakthrough, it is very exciting. But I get very excited regularly about small results in the lab, which would mean nothing to lots of people. Just getting techniques working successfully, and getting good rates of development of embryos in dishes. Or being able to image a particular organelle within an embryo within a cell and that really excites me, just seeing the data, and the work done."

-Keith Campbell

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3. MBLWHOI Library. "Cloning Dolly, How and Why?" 2006.
( accessed April 6, 2009)