Friday, 1 June 2012

Final Project of the Year

The concept of my design project of the La Perle bakery focuses around the idea of repetitive wooden panels as a rhythm and language that defines the space inside the structure. They lead you on a journey through the building, revealing and hiding certain areas, and therefore creating a sense of mystery and intrigue. When a view is partially blocked, it fascinates the viewer and encourages them to take a closer look. This is especially evident when one is sitting in the café, the gaps between the panels reveal the chefs hard at work in the bakery; this lets the customer interact with the location in which their food is made.  The heavy solid wooden panels are placed directly along the street footpath, guiding the customer along and into the café. As well as being part of the structure, they also extend to make shelves for storage and tables for seating making them multifunctional and dynamic. These timber boards also let a lot of light into the building, at the same time casting beautiful, regular shaped shadows, which make the cafe, bakery and living quarters an exciting place to be.
This is the sheet that went into my portfolio detailing the final project of the year. 

Developed Film Photos, Hello Summer

Sorry about my long absence! I was just preparing coursework for the final hand in of the year and now I have finished first year! Its a really exciting feeling, and I have a really long summer ahead of me. The past 10 days or so have been absolutely lovely, with the temperature soaring high into the twenties which is amazing for England. Being in Sheffield student accommodation without actually having to do work feels like being on a mini holiday abroad, drinking in the day time and partying with friends in the evening, which is great as everyone is still in such close proximity of each other. Since having this free time, I have managed to develop my first film that I used with the Olympus Trip 35 camera. I have also learnt my lesson about using the flash, it IS necessary even if the day is incredibly sunny, as unfortunately I learnt the hard way when a lot of them came out very dark and unusable. I thought I would share some of my favourites with you here though :)