Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Color Study : How the environment is affected?

According to Steen Rasmussen with color in architecture and Light revealing experience, light affects the environment in many ways. We may not even notice or pay attention to certain things but Architecture is significant in many different ways. For example, in the reading Rasmussen talks about he temples and how throughout the years the natural materials used begin to loose their color. We appreciate the architecture for its significance and its look. Its different with a painting, it requires color, without color, it just becomes boring. A room, when darker becomes cozier and more comfortable, however, we can argue that a room that is bright also creates comfort but is more bright and open. A room that allows light influences different moods. Now if we combine both readings. What I realized was important to me was to create an environment that I have previously experienced and has made me feel a certain way. Every year, when moving out of the place I’ve been living at, I try to imitate that same feeling in the next room. In light revealing Experience, it speaks about us as designers creating a certain light effect that has affected us in the past. This is true. We many times will create a space that has impacted us greatly and that we would like to have part in our current design.

However, I think it is important to look at places genius loci. This is by looking at the “spirit of the place” and making the light emphasis what the overall experience is. I think it is important to look at all the surrounding elements, such as window or places where light is allowed, to then be able to manipulate and restrict the light that we want coming in through the space. Overall, light and color are all very important when it comes to design. When you are focusing on putting a particular color on a plain, or textured surface, you always have to consider the light. This is because light will always change the appearance of a space or surface. Through the passing of time, it may loose its color and have a completely different meaning.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

High Rise : Final Boards

Bonnie's Apartment
Cindy and Sherry

High Rise: Cindy and Sherry

Guest Bedroom
Twins bedroom
2nd Floor to twins room
Entertainment Area
Wine Cellar
Master Bedroom
Living Room
Dining room/Stairs

Sherry and Cindy are both partnered in a self-owned antique shop. While considering these elements used by this couple, I’ve brought the outside in creating an atmosphere where the family will always feel at home. As a family, they enjoy traveling. At every stop, they collect a wine bottle that has left meaning in their lives and has created a memory. Through the time they’ve collected a total of 250 wine bottles. Keeping this in mind, the words, tavern, cabin, wine cellar, dark, cozy and memorable came into mind. Considering their traveling hobby, the perfect place for their home is one where they can go to different areas within their rooms as if traveling and create a memory. For materials, natural elements fit them best. Using different exotic woods throughout walls and floors, give them a feeling of comfort. In the twins room, the second level gives them a chance to escape. The two girls can easily decide to take part in two different areas, one area consist of being down on the first level, where a nook has been provided to easily hide away, or the second level where the twins may choose to easily relax and do work. As well as in the master bed, the parents have been given an opportunity to easily take control of their room by deciding where to enclose their room area from the living area within their room, or leave it open. The same goes for the Guest, where the guest instead take an adventure on the lower level of the house and can then have their own privacy. Within their room, they have the opportunity to choose between bed or living area. As for the whole house, the rooms become the center. Within each room varies the different scales of centers. For the girls, the change in level becomes the center. Whereas, in the room the center becomes the walls that divide each room from their small private and public areas.

High Rise: Bonnie

Living Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom (2)
Master Bathroom
Guest Room
Multipurpose Room
Dining Room
2nd Floor Library

Utilities Room

As a novelist, chess player, flower arranger and soup kitchen volunteer, Bonnie sets a perfect example of a completely multitasked person. Using her personality throughout the space, I provided a space that she would be able to manipulate constantly, creating a different story for each room on her own. Using mainly dark and natural materials, I designed a cozy and pleasant space for writing utilizing lighting, adjusted dramatically to suggest varied mood tones and a sense of mystery. In each room, the ceiling has two different light switches. Each lets Bonnie decide which mood she is in and how much lighting she wants. Throughout the space I wanted to always have a place of inspiration for Bonnie to sit and write. In order to achieve this goal, each room has its own personality given by the different wall coverings. Beginning in the living room, Bonnie can easily manipulate the movable doors on a track device and start her story through space. As a way of manipulating color, I specified analogous colors for the walls and a contrasting color on the ceilings. Using the 15 principles of design, centers became an important part of design. Wall partitions become the center and every room. The guest room uses this partition as a way to divide each room into private and public. Though these partitions vary in size, they become proportional when set in the appropriate sized room. Overall, the house was designed for Bonnie to create and begin her adventure.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ranch : Perspectives

These are the beginning renderings I created. Using a ban through the center of the living room into the dining, I interlocked these spaces by keeping the same use of materials. Playing with Materials from soft to hard and maintaining the same color also helped me achieve my goal of intelocking each space.

With this model I looked at how light played with the negative and positive space.

Using this model to show color, I decided to show how the color would remain the same yet be used in a different way.

In the process of coming up with a concept for the Ranch house, we did a series of charettes. When considering, material, light and color, i planned on being consistent with the materials and interlocking them from room to room.