Saturday, May 1, 2010

ARCH1101 Experiment 2 Final Submission

5 Final Screenshots

3 Screenshots Showing Textures and Link to Electroliquid Aggregation Quote

Science consists of performing experiments and making conclusions based on the results observed. These results are then validated by doing further experiments, because an unexpected result from a new observation will require us to abandon or modify previous conclusions.

This is an image of Stephen Hawking's laboratories (textured sections).

The two separate laboratories are deliberately aligned to different planes to enable different observations to be made in accordance with the electroliquid aggregation

A dark texture was chosen for Stephen Hawking as his main area of expertise is theories on the Black Hole. Further, if he is unable to see the other laboratory, he will be able to focus on the observations he is making within the laboratory that he is working in (as he is a theoretical physicist, his objective is to prove a theory rather than to disprove a theory).

This is an image of Charles Darwin's laboratories.

The three separate structures allows him to categorise between air, land and sea creatures. This is also in line with making different observations as stated in the electroliquid aggregation

A lighter texture was chosen for Charles Darwin as he might be able to discover new ideas when seeing the other laboratories (as opposed to the opaque textures of Stephen Hawking's laboratories), i.e. being able to see the land creature building from the sea creature building might result in seeing similarities between species that live in differing habitat, thus providing support to the theory of evolution.

This is an image of the interconnection structure between the two laboratories.

The connecting prism can be seen as the linkage between the two quotes from Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin to form the electroliquid aggregation
. The prism within (shown in image one above) symbolises "me" linking the two quotes.

As the interconnecting structure does not belong to either of the scientists but is rather a shared structure, therefore, a medium texture was chosen in order to provide contrast to Stephen Hawking's dark laboratories and Charles Darwin's light laboratories. Further, the landform below is water to further emphasis the bridging of the two scientists' ideas.

2 Screenshots Showing Perspectives

This image is used to illustrate the size of the structure relative to the size of a person.

This image shows the space between the two laboratories and the private meeting point (marked with red light).

Additional Video
The following video was created using real-time movement from the laboratories to the meeting point. The purpose of the video is to provide a better understanding of the space in between the two laboratories that provides a private meeting point for Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.

36 Textures

3 Quotes + 18 Axonometrics Sketches

Link to Final Model


Crysis Wars Levels + Objects



Sunday, April 25, 2010

ARCH1101 Combined Axonometrics + Crysis Wars Screenshots + Electroliquid Aggregation + Blackbox Inspiration

3 pairs of axonometrics sketches

2 x Crysis Wars Screenshots

Base of model

Crysis Wars Screenshots

I experimented with the direction of sunlight and time of day to see the effects of the shadow being casted both on the architecture itself and the surrounding environment. I personally prefer the second image due to the way the shadow is being casted within the structure, adding additional texture to the architecture.

Electroliquid Aggregation

Charles Darwin + Stephen Hawking

Science consists of performing experiments and making conclusions based on the results observed. These results are then validated by doing further experiments, because an unexpected result from a new observation will require us to abandon or modify previous conclusions.

Blackbox Inspiration

I chose this image from the Blackbox because it demonstrates the possibility of using shadows to form part of the architecture. The shadows effectively multiplied the number of "people" when viewed from this perspective.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

ARCH1101 Draft Sketches

Below is some of the draft sketches made to create the final versions.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ARCH1101 Google Warehouse

This was uploaded on 8 April 2010. Attached below is link for easier access.

Monday, April 19, 2010

ARCH1101 Client Quotes + Axonometrics Sketches/Crysis Wars

Three Quotes

Client: Nicole Kuepper
Idea: iJET, manufacturing solar cells using ink-jet printers and pizza ovens
Quote: "I love working with passionate people who want to help address climate change and poverty by thinking and experimenting outside the square" - Nicole Kuepper
Source: Deborah Smith, "Thinking outside the square finds light in oven," Sydney Morning Herald, (Accessed 18 April 2010).

Client: Charles Darwin
Idea: The study of evolution by observing similarities of different species
Quote: "Nothing before had ever made me thoroughly realise, though I had read various scientific books, that science consists in grouping facts so that general laws or conclusions may be drawn from them" - Charles Darwin
Source:"Charles Darwin Quotes," Complete Works of Charles-Darwin, (Accessed 19 April 2010).

Client: Stephen Hawking
Idea: In July 2004 presented new theory about black holes which goes against his own long-held belief about their behaviour
Quote: "Each time new experiments are observed to agree with the predictions the theory survives, and our confidence in it is increased; but if ever a new observation is found to disagree, we have to abandon or modify the theory" - Stephen Hawkins
Source:(idea) "Stephen Hawking," Wikipedia, (Accessed 19 April 2010).
(quote) "Stephen Hawking Wikiquote," Wikiquote, (Accessed 19 April 2010).

Axonometrics Sketches

Crysis Wars Screenshot x 2

The models are based on the following:

The two structures were placed at different locations to experiment with relationship to the surrounding terrains.

On two mountain tops that are similar in shape and size.

On ground level separated by a river.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

ARCH1101 Final Submission for Experiment 1

Final Sketchup Model based on...

7 Pictures

3 pictures from final model

This view illustrates the connection between each spaces that have evolved from the original sketch. The ladder is the connection between the two artists' workspace; a ladder is chosen as the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

This view illustrates the relationship between Goodman's workspace and his gallery. The spaces allow him to split his work into two levels so that he can display his work on the same level as Swallow but also have his work within close proximity to his workspace for observation of patrons and inspiration of future work.

This view illustrates the relationship between Swallow's workspace and his gallery. The close proximity allows him to observe the reaction of the patrons and see which of his artwork generates the greatest interest. Furthermore, the translucent panels allows him to observe the artwork being displayed by Goodwin, which can also help him to be inspired by Goodwin's work.

2 pictures from draft #2

This view illustrates the original concept of small stairs for Swallow as his work tend to be of a smaller scale.

This view illustrates the original concept of a ramp leading up to the ground level to allow room to transport Goodwin's larger works.

2 pictures from draft #1

This view illustrates the concept of one workspace being directly below the other workspace.

This view illustrates the layers of the architecture being workspace/gallery/workspace.

3 animations

Swallow Gallery/Studio

Goodwin Gallery/Studio


18 Sketches (sections of space)

36 Textures (material sections + notes on 3 textures selected)

Stairs (sections + notes)

3 Project Images (Piccinini, Swallow, Goodwin) + Words (Noun, Verb, Adjective)

Reference of 3D Warehouse models used

(Model used for pictures)
Goodwin - Workshop
Man by J-dude
STIHL Chainsaw by averagejack
Power Tools by JP
Snap-on Tool Box KRA2432 Classic 96 by pixelmonkey380

Swallow – Workshop
3D Skull from CT images (CBI Medical Images) by Josh
Rollaway Tool Cabinet by HiredGun#28
Man by J-dude
artists canvas by Mickey-Angelo

Swallow – Gallery
Man by Sid
woman by Arch-neo-tri

(Uploaded to 3D Warehouse)
Goodwin - Workshop
Man by J-dude

Swallow – Workshop
Man by J-dude

Swallow – Gallery
Man by Sid
woman by Arch-neo-tri

ARCH1101 Final Stairs Design

Notes on final concept of stairs

Below ground to gallery

Above ground to gallery

Supplementary stairs in between

Sunday, March 28, 2010

ARCH1101 Sketchup Model with Artworks + 36 Textures' Sketch

Sketchup Models with Artworks Displayed + 3 Textures

Textures used

Above (Detail)

Reason: Swallow's work pays attention to the smallest details and is often work of a small scale, therefore the texture of his workspace should be finely polished and crafted in detail.

In-Between (Reflective)

Reason: To bring out the detail in Swallow's works, a highly reflective background that is simple and smooth will provide the contrast required. i.e. if surface is rough then the details of the work will be buried with the background.

Below (Hard)

Reason: Goodwin's work is often abstract and involved manipulation of metalwork, therefore for inspiration, his workspace should be of a hard surface such as reinforced concrete or meshed metal. This will provide him with an environment to think about ways to carve and bend solid materials.

32 Textures' Sketches




Video Link To Inspiration