So with the degree show opening around 3 weeks away, the show build began. The aluminum prints sitting in sets one above the other was first only considered due to lack of space, but I felt that this had greatly helped the projects over all look. This is due to the complimentary form in each image next to one another, and the 3cm space in between each image allows the images to become part of a set, rather then individual standalone images.
I feel that overall the project has been a huge success, and I am looking forward to feedback on the 7th of June on the opening night. I also hope to get some feedback on the magazine I have created, which sits next to the wall piece, as I feel this is just as strong as the main piece.
After experimentation on Adobe Indesign my magazine design is complete, and eight copies have been printed ready for the exhibition.
This image took around a week to finalize and is made up of 8 wide angle images, which are then corrected in Photoshop. I believe this image will fit well in the exhibition with the Science Centre exterior.
On Monday I managed to persuade the building manager of the Science Centre to let me venture upon the roof. I had prior to this been informed of the sustainable features upon the roof, but I had no idea that it would be as perfect as it was, for formalist imagery. When I first stepped out onto the over exposed roof I was immediatly surprised by the amount of what seemed to be pebbles on the floor. I later learned that these were utilized for insulation, and that they also collect water from rain, which then is absorbed into a foam like material for further insulation of the building. The roof was also littered with repeated windows from the buildings skyline. I found that they are on an automatic mechanism, which opens the windows if the building gets too hot. The final feature which I photographed was the solar panels, and I was surprised at how well the use of symmetry could portray the panels upon the roof. Overall I think these images would be a nice feature in the magazine I aim to have alongside the exhibition images.
Today was successful in the progressing my end of year exhibition to a make me believe that my ideas are achievable. I begun the day by heading into uni to edit some work for the careers and enterprise module (self branding and promotional module) for my group tutorial in the afternoon. For some reason though I felt that I had not done even slightly enough, and had a slight last minute panic to print out some ideas for logos and letterheads. When I actually headed into the tutorial though I saw that my work had actually been well on its way to my desired point. And my tutor confirmed this as he endorsed my mock up of a "gorilla advertising" styled lens filter with my logo engraved in it. He also said that my logo was more than finalized (which I wasn't expecting) and this helped me become very confident in pushing my final ideas for my promotional pack. After this very positive feedback I headed to the studios to pick up my A1 exterior print which had come out very well, and overcome my expectations of clarity. I was very impressed with how much detail was kept in the building and how much vibrancy was in the image. I then went on to further my successful day by creating an online questionnaire for the staff of the Science Centre to see their opinions on the buildings design. This should help me in talking about the sustainable design based on primary research. Overall today has been a productive one, and I hope to have many more like it from now on. Above is the A1 print from today.
A more adept perspective is to redefine buildings as constructed habitats: as active, interconnected environments that engage the local ecosystem and its dynamic ecological processes. This approach focuses on the interrelationships of the external (and internal) biotic (and abiotic) components that generate such processes, while providing spaces and programs based around the inhabitants needs.
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