Week 5 Task

early work on immortalize + transform

this is the section sketch this concept is based on:

These are the early models:

Vocabulary: memory + fragment

The upper staircase meets the exhibition floor perpendicular to the lower staircase to create an opposing effect. The pillars supporting the landings should be steel or iron, and the steps should be a dark, heavy stone.

The lower staircase is split into two sections and suspended from the underside of the upper space by steel cables. The landing should be opaque, maybe metal, while the steps should be glass.
Sections from Week 2

These are just some of my section drawings from week 2

top: destructive / immortalize
bottom: transform / immortalize

top: transform / morose
bottom: fragment / morose

top: memory / transform
bottom: memory / fragment

And the top drawing in this section drawing is the one my Google SketchUp model is based on:

top: immortalize / transform
bottom: immortalize / fragment

This is the 3D Google Sketchup representation of one of my section drawings from Week 2. It is based on the following vocabulary: immortalize / transform.

immortalize . transform

immortalize. transform

It is a simple model because it is my first time to use Google SketchUp, so I had to be realistic about the extent to which I could push the complexity of my 3D representation within the time frame given for the task. I also had difficulty portraying the below-ground section in any real detail, and I wish I had time to develop a proper representation.

I have used various types of metal and stone, as well as glass, to represent the materials used for this conceptual space.

1. Three Images

[original photograph]

My most 'creative' piece of work: an essay on German emperors for HSTY1025, 2008. Because I've never done any conventional art-based subjects or courses, this essay (my personal best) has to be my most creative piece of work to date that I can provide tangible photographic evidence of. I consider it to be a creative work because while I am not particularly academically-rigorous in the field of humanities, I was able to compose an amazingly well-written essay that sounded and looked impressive, without necessarily being academically-intensive (relatively speaking).

['Connecting in Hong Kong' by Stuck in Customs, Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/3768304342/]

An example of great architecture: Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok. Norman Foster's huge terminal building west of Hong Kong Island is a great example for many key reasons; the impressive scale, towering dimensions, generous use of modern materials, fantastic aesthetics, and proven practicality - the facilities provide an almost effortless and seamless experience for the millions of passengers and crew who pass through it every year.

[original photograph]

An original photograph of something beautiful: the urban environment (George Street, Sydney). I've always thought of cities and urban environments as beautiful manifestations of human civilization, dotted across the globe. They are full of life and energy, and the buildings - big and small, old and new - that inhabit them create the visual identity that, when recognized by its citizens, reminds them "I am from New York", "I am from Tokyo", or "I am from Sydney".

2. Three Clients

["Nest (2006)", Patricia Piccinni, http://patriciapiccinini.net/vespas/zooms/Nest-04.jpg]

Patricia Piccinni

n. animal

v. nurturing

a. mechanical

["The Man from Encinitas", Ricky Swallow - Ricky Swallow: Collections, http://www.rickyswallow.com/collections/image/sculpture/3/]

Ricky Swallow

n. memory

v. immortalize

a. morose

["City Carapace 2008", Richard Goodwin - Australian Galleries, http://www.australiangalleries.com.au/index.php?option=com_ag&task=work&id=2797&aid=179]

Richard Goodwin

n. fragment

v. transform

a. destructive

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