Saturday, 15 May 2010

Concepts for evironment (previews)

These are two of the concepts that I have put together, basd on the battery capsule and the cylinder light poles.

Battery Capsule

Cylinder Light Poles

The Blog

Hey guys

Thanks to the peeps who've added to the blog, just a reminder to those who haven't to upload research and visual ideas, just so that we all have contributed equally. The blog is what we get the pass for, so all contributions are key.

Anton, have you managed to get your account set up mate?


sphere tree house research

What if we told you you could own your very own Ewok-meets-Aarnio hanging treehouse? Canada-based Tom Chudleigh creates these bubblicious Free Spirit Eco Spheres that sway amidst the coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest. Available for purchase or for rent, they offer a whimsical new way to experience the outdoors.

concept sphere sketch

Sphere concept

-Sketch 1

Sphere based on a transparent plastic ballon, generating different motion grafic on the surface.

i would like to show that a real futuristic shape can be integrate in a natural human environment.
It remind me a kind of super heroe atmosphere.

research sphere

quick research about sphere shapes, the most wellknown futuristic shape.

pictures available on google picture.
The first idea we talked about, and something that Piere mentioned was a wall with plants inside. After thinking about our concept, which is light, I thought it would be an interesting twist to use neon light, or fiber optic cables.

This is the visual for the neon wall idea. When thinking about this I thought about the different aspects that make up the wall, as I talked about above.

Below are some images which I looked at when designing this concept.

Lydia [2009] Glass Home in Hollywood [online]
[Available] [15/05/2010]

Atlantic Neon Company [2010] Atlantic Neon Comapny [Online]
[Available] [15/05/2010]

These are my ideas from the meeting on 14th May.

These are the concept ideas that Anton created in our meeting 14th May.

These are the sketchs that Piere created on Friday 14th May.

Sunday 16th May Meeting

Hey Guys

I hope that all the photoshoped ideas are coming along okay, just a quick update, on the meeting on Sunday at 7pm in the Maratime capus' Library. if everyone could bring their stuff on laptops etc that way we can all see where we are.

Also just a quick reminder to everyone to add references for all the images we have uploaded so far, if you have already done it then thanks.


Concept Research for Southwark Environment

I have gathered a selection of images displaying specific objects, that I found visually interesting. I think they show strong elements that could be used to generate some good conceptual work. For the Southwark environment, the idea is expected to be based around the film Avatar. This is why I have focused on objects that are organic and futuristic.


1) Glass Plates - This image I thought showed an interest layout structure, with the shape of the plates. Which I think gives it a Sci-Fi theme, in terms of the structure of a flying saucer.

Below are the concepts I developed based on this image, which spread out into other genres such as; music and technical patterns.

The main idea for these concepts is to create an environment that shows two sides of itself from different perspectives. Where it would look ordinary from a front view, but change drastically from observing it at a bird-eye view.

Concept 1


2) Pole Lights - I liked the idea of having light being contained in the shape of an organic object, which is why I found this image to be illuminating. Based on how the objects blend in with the evironment (trees), I think it works on many levels.

The concept that I sketched is to do with space in certain environments, so that the size of the design structure won't just fit into the environment, but also blend in with the surroundings.

Concept 2

3) Tree Machete - This design I liked it's shape, because it resembles a tree portraying organic features. I also like the spacing that it has inbetween the structure.

From that concept I thought it would benifit students to have a shared space, that is individually sperated at the same time.

Which is what my concept below depicts, using cubicle objects for students to sit down on.


Concept 3

4) Battery Grenade - When I first took a look at this image the first thing I thought was 'explosive energy'. Which is the kind of enivironment that we are looking to construct, which will inpsire students creatively and enable them to think more extensively.

One of the concepts below is a battery capsule, desined for students to either chill or produce some ideas in. The idea is for the surroundings to help them channel their creative energy, to produce good ideas as well as to relax in.


Concept 4


5) Death Star Structure - Here is an image depicting an orb - like form of the star wars 'Death Star'.
I chose this image, because it has a strong shape. That I thought could be a useful concept for an outdoor area, for students to find composure and space to think.

My concepts are focused around object spheres, that are contructed in variable size for individuals or group numbers. For instance people who want their own space, and groups that need an area to gather their thought together.

Concept 5


6) Lego - lution - This image I found inventive on how the designer used the concept of lego and fused it with evolution. What I like about this image the most is the simplicity of it, which makes the idea itself able to expand into many other directions.

From this idea I have based my concepts around evolution and plan to use a simple element that portrays, a wide range of creative potential.

One of the ideas I had was a Tadpole/Seaman, which could be used as a thinking cacoon for students to generate ideas.
I thought that since it is the most basic stage of human evoltuion. that it would remind students of the amount of potentail that they pocess.

Concept 6

7) Armadillo Lizard - In one of my previous projects I produced a particular design structure based on the exterior of the armadillo lizard. I thought that this could be useful for another outdoor shelterfor students.

Below is the image of the armadillo structure from the design in communication project.


Paper Model

Concept 7