August 28, 2017

Take a look at my final piece. After looking at the lighting of commercial interiors I have found that lighting can create soft, harsh, cold, warm and many other different environments. Lighting can be used to really enhance and emphasise aspects of a room. I love though that the lighting and design around it can really evoke feeling. It can tell someone where to go, what kind of atmosphere to expect and how to act in that environment. Lighting really is a powerful design feature when looking at interiors and environments. 

August 15, 2017

The Brutalist Playground - Simon Terrill & Assemble @ The Edge, Bath University.

I walked into this exhibit not fully knowing what to expect. I was aware of brutalist architecture from my previous studies and found it to be quite dull and to be honest fairly ugly. I know that, that kind of architecture was essential however. Post war it was all we had to re-build the country. 

Everything was really bright and there were children running around having a great time. It was hard to imagine that the foam they were playing on were exact replicas of concrete playgrounds, built decades ago. The stark contrast between the originals and the artists re-generation was astounding. It was fun! 

August 15, 2017

All films are stories. But not all of them actually feel like a story book. I feel that Wes Anderson manages to turn his movies into visual/moving stories. You become immersed in the colour, characters, the dialogue. He manages to make you forget which world you actually belong to.

Wes Anderson was born in Texas in the late 60’s (1969). He attended University in Texas and studied Philosophy. During that time he took classes in screenwriting, where he met actor and fellow collaborator Owen Wilson. They meeting helped to kick off a long time collaboration starting with their first film ‘Bottlerocket’. A box office bomb, but a hit with the critics and now a cult classic.

Anderson has themes of childhood innocence running throughou...

August 15, 2017

Today I performed my Pecha Kucha presentation on Wes Anderson in front of my peers. I was extremely nervous and will admit I had a cheeky Stella Artois before hand to steady myself. This really helped to boost my confidence and my lecturer had told me previously Pecha Kucha was supposed to be informal and relaxed. This technique seemed to really help me get into the swing of things. When I stood up to speak I started my presentation a little shakey but once I began to speak about Anderson’s work I felt inspired and most of the words came naturally.

I spoke about how Anderson involves themes of childhood nostalgia and uses settings, characterisation, colour palettes and many other techniques to achieve this. I also talked about...

August 15, 2017

After deciding on my creative hero I made a start at piecing together information and themes for my Pecha Kucha. I started by creating a folder full of images depicting certain styles that Anderson is famous for. This gave me a good base for what I was going to talk about.

After going through my images and re-watching a few of his films I started to piece together the reasons why I love his designs so much. They remind me of my childhood. They give me a sense of nostalgia and make me remember the way my brain worked when I was growing up. The pastel colour palettes and story like directorial techniques make me feel like I’m back in my childhood.

There is a strong theme of childhood innocence throughout his films. And he uses th...

August 14, 2017

We had been asked to think about our creative hero, in terms of our chosen discipline. My discipline is Interior and Environmental Design, so I started looking at creatives who were known for immersive art, installations and interiors, also community Interaction projects. After deciding on our hero we have been asked to perform a Pecha Kucha style presentation in front of our peers about our chosen creative design hero. This is a short presentation which includes the use of 20 slides (1 picture per slide) which are only shown for 20 seconds each.

There are a few designers that inspire me. I think the biggest problem for me at the start of this project was, who the heck do I chose? Who can I talk about effortlessly and passiona...

August 10, 2017

After photographing various commercial interiors it became apparent to me that I had some sub-conscious fascination with lighting. Every picture that I found interesting had something to do with the lighting. I have included a gallery of my initial photographs so you can see the trends for yourself. 

June 15, 2017

I am studying a specific building typology through photography. My initial idea was to study public buildings like libraries or museums. After starting to photograph these buildings I felt myself more drawn to commercial buildings and interiors. They are for fun and enjoyment. They usually had more quirks and funky design aspects to them. To the right is an example of the quirky designs; a fire escape light in a cafe. I feel like this just makes the environment more enjoyable. At the early stage of my study I decided to focus on commercial building types like cafes, bars and shops. 

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