Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Michael Stipe Kitchen

These are my perspectives of the kitchen space.

Floor Plan

The dog bowl pullout drawer.

The herb box above the wall oven.

The breakfast nook table and flower box.

The island and north wall cabinets.

The island detail facing north.

An close up of the work triangle.

The desk and south wall cabinets.

A south west view.

The breakfast nook.

Michael Stipe Kitchen

These are the construction documents
done for Michael Stipe's kitchen.
This is the dimensioned floor plan of the kitchen space.

This is the electrical and switching floor plan showing all outlets and lights.

This is the cabinet elevations of the island and the north wall.

This is the cabinet elevations of the east and south walls.

This is the elevations and sections of my case piece where the dog bowl pullout is.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Materials Study

Recycled Glass Tiles
Zodiaq Countertops
Bamboo Flooring
This is four of the materials I am using in my kitchen project.
For this assignment we were to draw four different materials
three times, one with pencil, one with maker, and one with pen.
The left is pencil showing the material zoomed in.
The middle is maker showing it at regular.
The right is pen showing it zoomed out.

This really helped me when it came time to render my perspectives of my kitchen space, with techniques and at what scale it would be viewed at.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Concept Graphic

This is the graphic I did for my concept, Flower Garden.
I picked some of the flowers Michael Stipe has in his flower garden.
The top one I drew in pencil and used it to trace the bottom one
so there wouldn't be pencil lines around the white flowers.

Gradation thru Spheres

In my sculpting class we were assigned to use basic shapes and make an abstract piece.
I wanted to use the sphere shape and I cut them in half and got the semi-sphere.
This shows gradation thru the spheres going from big to small and also the semi-spheres.
The line of spheres creates a visual line that wraps around all three semi-spheres
to connect the three semi-spheres.

The first thing we did was made it in clay, after that we made the mold around it.
When we were putting the mold on the spheres kept falling of from the weight of the
plaster mold and we just stuck them back on, but it made me nervous how it would turn out.
Then the clay came out of the mold fairly easy, and then I just cleaned it up. Then we poured
the hydrocal into the mold. After it hardened I chipped away all the mold, but again the
spheres were a problem because they became unattached to the semi-spheres and I had to
superglue them back at the end. There was also so air bubbles that I had to patch.

Overall this was a fun project, difficult but for a first time it turned out good.
Next I plan to paint it when I get a chance.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Entenza House Perspective

This is a perspective in the Entenza House looking toward the sofa.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Elevation Rendering

These two I practiced rendering techniques and
choosing colors that would look good together.

This one I did for the midterm. I thought it turned
out well and the colors were a good choice.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Section Cut

This is a view showing the level changes and
with poched floor, walls, and ceiling.

Rendered Floor Plans

This is the first floor plan that I rendered.
I just focused on colors and techniques to use.

This is the final one. I just tried to get it right and to
get the materials to look like what they are.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

So You Think You Can Draw

I started with a black-line drawing of the camera and the outline of her face.
I used her face and hand to show the scale of the camera. Then I
rendered it in photoshop and showed light and shadow.

Monday, September 28, 2009


This composition I chose to do all straight and square like the tile floor.
I took the purple from the chair for the border because with the red being
in both colored pictures and because they are analogous colors.

So You Think You Can Draw

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photoshop Decisions

This one I changed the floor tile and color on the walls and on the 
fireplace.  I also used the burn tool on the couch.

On this one I wanted to change the fireplace stones to tan colors.  
And I worked of the colors of the fireplace.

This one I left the walls red, but made them brighter.  I changed the floor
tile to gray and the kitchen table I made black.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Another Perspective of the Space

For this perspective I chose to do it more precise and have straight lines.  
I tried to show the light and shadow as best I could on the walls, floor, 
and on the furniture.  Instead of just putting scale figures into the perspective 
like I usually do, I also tried to create a space for them and show entourage 
and have them actually living in the room.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rendering Perspectives

For this assignment we were to pick a painting by Maud Gatewood and take 
four colors from that painting and apply them to our room perspectives. 

The perspective above is a style that is more lose with the lines and focuses more
 on light and shadow.  The shadowing that I did in this is more dark and sketchy.

This perspective is still loose but has a little more structure to how they are put 
on the page.  These colors are very bright and bold and I don't think they 
worked as well as the above one.

This perspective has more tighter lines and the light and shadow is focused 
on more than just darker or black spaces, I think I showed it well on the floor.  
These colors are a better choice and I also think that the checkered tile floor
 gives it a different feel then the other two that are solid.  

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Inspiring Room

For this project we were to choose an inspiring room.  I chose the image above.  

From that room we were to then create a new room based on the perspective from the inspiring room.  We were giving guidelines for what to place in the room, such as table, 6 chairs, couch, chair, and coffee table.  Also which wall the door was to be placed on and how many windows.  We were to also place a skylight in the SW corner.

Then we were to draft the floor plan showing the space we created in the first perspective and to also add a study space to the other side including a desk, chair, shelving, and lighting.  I wanted the study to be in a separate room from the living room and dining room so that you wouldn't have been distracted by others.  The other half on the lower part of the plan is the kitchen.  The french doors lead out to a patio.

Then we were to show the perspective of the other half of the room you designed in the floor plan.