Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Installation Concept

My installation concept for this assignment is based around the theme of natural vs. manmade. The idea of it will incorporate the townall model and various flora. As the player manouvers through the environment, the appear to grow and multiply, almost as a sense of war between natural and artificial (between town hall and nature). The journey compared to its relative constraint is varied through the placement and movement of natural components.

If time allows, I hope to incorporate sound into the environment to guide the player's movement. With this, I also hope to learn how to make the trees burn, almost to signify the current situation in modern society and their selfish needs to do what they want with disregard to nature and its environment.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Week 12: Response to Guest lecture

After this week's lecture I found great similarity between the topics addressed by Stuart Bull and this course (BENV 2423). Stuart expressed the importance of architectural digital representation when developing new buildings for today, such as the Pinnacle, the Sydney Opera House, the gerkin and the Brisbane airport etc. In the lecture, he discussed how programs such as Rhino, General Components, 3DS Max, AutoCAD, Revit and ArchiCAD etc. help in perfecting successful and calculated designs. Through BIM he was also able to communicate designs to various professions, from clients, architects, engineers and others affiliated to the projects. Through this development, I learnt the value of 3D modelling as opposed to 2D graphics. It has given me more insight into the benefits of modelling in our current course and the potential it has to provide beneficial information on buildings if they were built in real life. Computer modelling is also a cheaper than other alternatives used to express design concepts and changes.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Measuring Townhall

Elements of townhall can be measure and recorded through various mediums and using different techniques.

These include:
  • Photography, calucations by multiplying tile space, laser measure, trundle wheel, sonar, video recordings and sketches to record geometry
  • Photographs, notes, sketches, videos and observations for photography and light
  • Voice and sound recording for sound
  • Video, photography, observation and sketches for interaction