Sunday, April 26, 2009

Electroliquid Aggregation

18 parallel projections

The aim of creating these 18 sets of axonometrics is to explore the relationship between two scientists' labs and develop the idea of their meeting place as well as two ramps.
As I have mentioned in the previous post, the lab for Cousteau will be focusing on the idea of "beneath" and "another world", in these sets of sketches I have tried different ways to create something that would look like the main lab is shrouded of intersections of different shapes of solid blocks. the space will preferably be subtracted from cliff and use the artificial lights to illuminate the space and enhance the mysterious atmosphere.

The lab for Nobel will be emerged outside the cliff, floating in the sky. The structure will be much lighter comparing with Cousteau's lab. The central lab will just simply be a cube, however the outside supportive structure will look like branches of trees, growing without any direction, emphasising the importance of this "only one turns out to be good". this structure will be relying more on natural light.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Alfred Nobel

The quote for Nobel is simple and short, The idea of "one idea" turns out a sense of central and emphasis.This feeling can either be expressed by the structure of the lab or atmosphere created by the light, and this is what I will be focus on.

for this stage, I chose this model to have further investigation on.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

For Jacques-Yves Cousteau's lab I'm particularly interested in the idea of "beneath" from the quote I selected. In that case, the lab I am going to design will be shroud of mystery and surreal feelings.

I have chosen this model to make further development

Thursday, April 23, 2009

18 Axonometric Sketches

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Gerald Jonas, "Jacques Cousteau, Oceans' Impresario, Dies" The New York Times (Thursday, June 26, 1997), (accessed April 9 2009).

keywords: gravity, carry, sink, beneath, buoyed, fly, any direction, under water,

Alfred Nobel

Fant Keene. Alfred Nobel A Biography. translated by Marianne Ruuth. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1993.

keywords: numerous, centralize, satisfaction

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Alfred Nobel

Fant Keene. Alfred Nobel A Biography. translated by Marianne Ruuth. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1993.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Keith Campbell

"Quotes to ponder" (accessed: 11 April 2009)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

3 Animations

Texture applied in model



Final Submission

This is the model for final submission. The above -ground studio and under-ground studio are for Fiona Hall and Tracy Moffat respectively. The word for Fiona Hall's studio is ORGANIC, it is about the material used in studio more than the organic shape which would be too superfacial and obvious. The word for underground studio is RECONCILIATION, it is about the interaction between people, space and light and how they "communicate" with each other.

My model is not based on any particular sketch I did in first week. However, it develops through series sketches and 3D models, with the help from tutorial and some inspirations from different designers.

perspective view

section 1

section 2

plan view

Above ground studio and exhibition spaces are designed to be a temporary architecture which means they could be easily disassembled and move to somewhere else needed. In that case, I designed a relatively medium size exhibition space which could be more practical when artists want to exhibit in some suburban areas.

The below-ground studio tends to be more permanent, in that case I have used sand stone for the stairs as its high durability.