Monday, March 31, 2014

This Big House Sections A-D Drawings

This is my redrawing of This Big House at 1/4" scale. Below that you will see the four sections that I did. I know this is a huge picture, but I wanted to be sure you could see the detail!

Friday, March 21, 2014

This Little House

The "This Little House" project was a very fun and interesting learning experience for me. I had never done floor plans, renderings, or sections so it was exciting to learn something that I see everyday on HGTV!

The first approach was drawing the existing floor plan and then changing it to a purposed floor plan.

The floor plan on the left is the existing plan and on the right is my proposed plan. As you can see on the west wall of the proposed plan I added a window and the window in the kitchen is about 42" A.F.F. to make room for the kitchen sink.

In the above picture you can see my dimensioned floor plan and my rendered floor plan. As you will see in the following pictures I didn't stay with my original color scheme. We were learning to work with Prismacolor markers and color pencils and creating texture and depth with them, which as you can tell from the drawing is still a work in progress!

In the next three drawings are 2 one point views of the kitchen, with and without furniture, and I decided to to do the south wall in a one point view as well.

This is a one point view of the kitchen wall. I tried a different approach for each drawing. In this one I used a black marker to create the lines and I used my color pencil and markers to create texture in the carpet and shading in the corners where there isn't much light.
In this rendering I used the pencil line and went over it with marker to try and create lines by using shadow and depth.

This rendering has no lines drawn with black ink or pencil. All lines, depth, shading, and values are created with the marker.

I think with more practice and learning to combine each tactic I used will help me to create more realistic renderings in the future.

The last two renderings are from the ten sections I did. We were asked to add scale sized figures to them. I think I made some improvement with my rendering, but can still use more practice.

Even though "This Little House" was a long and tedious project, I really enjoyed it! As I stated earlier it is exciting to learn about something that you hear or see all the time. When you love what you are doing, it doesn't become work, it feels more like therapy!

Friday, March 14, 2014

T3N Concepts Proposal Process for CCED Design

The name of our group is T3N Concepts and we were asked to design a space for the design center CCED. The space that we chose was the west studio in the IARC Building at UNCG in Greensboro, NC. It is about a 900 sq ft space with the west wall being comprised of mostly windows. We thought this would be a good space for several reasons, but the main one being that because it is such a large space there would be more ideas we could explore and try implementing.

We looked at several precedents to inspire our design choices:

We really loved the Eames chair and rocker. We also like the natural and bright open area. Our original concept was to design a space that supports both a high energy environment and dedication to service within a modern aesthetic, but later that was simplified to a leaf. Primarily the color, the lines, and curves of a leaf.

At first we thought we would try to use the entire space:

After a few critiques and group brainstorming we decided to use only half of the space and really simplify our design, saving the other 300 sq ft for a phase II expansion option in the future. We also decided to utilize some of the areas that were already available within the building such as a conference room and bathrooms.

Our final presentation and rendered views are as follows:

Phase II: