Saturday, February 26, 2011

This is my update for my concept model for a hotel (see original).  I continue to use a color gradient to show proximity of hotel rooms to the clinic/spa (not shown in this iteration), but I am also varying the size of rooms. My thought is that rooms which have capability to provide greater intensity of medical service may need extra space for equipment and accessibility.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Initial Steps: New Lighting Design

I'm still working with Rhino/Grasshopper.  It's actually a lot of fun.  My current assignment is start working on designing a new light fixture.  I had some ideas, though the first iterations all looked like hats.  I am happy with the current direction.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Variations in Venetian Glass

I have continued working on modeling a pendant using Grasshopper in Rhino.  Once I had a reasonable model, I varied some of the parameters to created variations of the design.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Constructing a Pendant Light Using Grasshopper

We're moving on to lighting design in Grasshopper/Rhino.  We were to choose a fixture that we liked and attempt to construct it in Rhino.  I will also create a variation by modifying some of the parameters.  This is preliminary work to designing my own fixture.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Better Weave

Still working on creating a weave using the Grasshopper parametric add-on for Rhino.  A better result, though with less understanding of the process behind it....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weave with Rhino & Grasshopper - FAIL

I followed a outline for building a weave in Rhino using Grasshopper.  I still have only the smallest clue what I'm doing in Grasshopper, but I figured I could copy someone else's work.  Clearly not.  There were so many variables that were not visible when viewing the screenshot of the Grasshopper  model.  I can't even say that it is a fortunate mistake, i.e. not what I was going for but beautiful all the same.  Oh well, maybe next time.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Developing My "Style"

These are a series of boards, laid out as magazine spreads.  The idea is that I need to be developing my own personal style for presentation.  This is something that I have struggled with during school.  I feel that I should have this super-slick, high tech presentation style.  I see classmates' work that I covet.  However, when I try to emulate them, it never feels right.  Several teachers have suggested that I look towards magazines whose layouts resonate with me.  Ultimately, the two magazines that I have consistently enjoyed are Utne and Dwell.  So, in the discussion of style, I have attempted to incorporate the feel of those magazines into the style of my presentation.