Monday, March 28, 2011
It gave us more freedom. Didn't allow the use of the object to hold us back, but we made devices to bring it along with us. Our lives were no longer put on hold for waiting on calls. We were freed in a small kind of way... or maybe in a huge way... You decide. I know what my answer is.
all photos from google
Monday, March 21, 2011
When I look at things that have influenced American Architecture and Design I look at many of the buildings in D.C. They all love very similar to buildings of Europe.
The best exported idea from America to the rest of the world when it comes to design has a lot to do with the skyscraper. We started building them in or major cities like New York City and Chicago... and it caught on everywhere else. It was a way to add more more in cities where the land maybe limited, so if you can't build out, you build up.
|New York City|
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Chateau de Chambord is one of Frances most amazing structures that not only is beautiful to look at, but also has a lot of culture and history. One of the cutest facts I found out about the structure is if it looks familar to you, that may be because many parts of the chateau is what the castle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
We start with the first spiral... Ancient worlds. We had columns and sacred circles, and even some stacks for ya.
followed by the Gothic period. We still see those circles and columns.
then the Renaissance period. That circle became a dome, and those columns still stand.
Then came the Baroque period. Columns are less strong this go around, yet I still see that dome hanging on.
There came some updates, but they had a similar style. It is a timeless spiral like the shell itself. Groves or columns, Stacks or layers, and Sacred circles or circles/domes can be seen throughout all these time periods, just more less intense each time period. Smaller would be the equivalent as the spirals on the shell.
Friday, March 11, 2011
|Social Media Concept Design|
This idea lead me to start work on my dining space. For my space I chose a room within an old warehouse. The space would be very dilapidated and wouldn't exactly be the most "luxurious" place to dine. I find something to that though. This meal is about ending world hunger, and I thought it very fitting that the dining space not be over the top. I an extravagant and posh space would kill the true meaning of the reason to dine.
When studying the space I came up with what I wanted to focus on. For Social I chose a kitchen, for Ritual I chose a Fire place, and for Dining I chose and idea of a dining room table. I wanted all three of these things to really play a big part in the overall use of the area. As we go on, perhaps you will see that inspiration put to use.
|Table Top, Front and Side Views|
|Side Piece Top, Front and Side Views|
|North Wall Elevation|