Spatial Design blog @ CoCA Massey

Brianna Poh

week 6 Friday

Jen brought us some luscious butter paper today! 

it’s amazing this, love it :D such a happy and yummy colour and great to draw on, takes lotsa materials. I think this is the one I’ve been looking for, got non-yellow pieces in a first year VCD paper, and I swear the tutor had it in a box roll that said ‘Baking Paper’. So I went and got some and IT’S NOT IT nope! that don’t take ink =_= she probably just had it in the box for the cutting bit. but yes I think this is it, very lovely.

Anyway! we arm cut these and I had no idea how to plot my rooms (or even how to cut/switch up the house as many people have asked me about) so just drew a ‘shadow signature’ of the rooms as is, with the central, low light ‘camp-fire’ idea. some strip lighting running along floor-wall?

Then thought about the different heights people are (standing, sitting, lying) when doing the actions of the rooms required - bathe, eat, sleep etc. and put some sleeping bags (toes) down. thought back to the close proximity yet hidden rabbit at Makara and felt maybe it’d be safer to sleep under the windows as opposed to concealed areas like the passage way, or further from windows (darker shadows)

Jen said it’s great (yay!), suggested having a soft corner to burrow and sleep into, and not to design the functions like a normal kitchen island etc. e.g. do they shower on the light like a shower tray? or look at it whilst?

"all rooms are a lantern" :)

also that it’s okay to not stipulate rooms, cos the brief says programme ZONES not areas so if it’s built from the centre out, then all walls/corners are for sleeping maybe!

- last 2 images I just thought looked funky while comping in PS :P

along with the idea of ‘more people in, more concealment’ I thought of campfires, where low fire lights throw the a huge shadow behind the person. 
so the shadows, being dark, become shade on the windows…? haha

along with the idea of ‘more people in, more concealment’ I thought of campfires, where low fire lights throw the a huge shadow behind the person. 

so the shadows, being dark, become shade on the windows…? haha

also looked at ‘circular windows’, kinda like a peephole? obscured, concentrated, fixed, just look here, look here only sorta idea.
Found: ‘rose window’, ‘oculus’: eye, denotes a circular opening in the centre of a dome or in a wall, ‘porthole’, ‘Snell’s window’: phenomenon by which an underwater viewer sees everything above the surface through a cone of light of width of about 96 degrees.
Also found this article, of why planes have round windows and how it applies to life enticingly titled '3 things to help you succeed under pressure'
img: Buckinghamshire landscape through the circle window

also looked at ‘circular windows’, kinda like a peephole? obscured, concentrated, fixed, just look here, look here only sorta idea.

Found: ‘rose window’, ‘oculus’: eye, denotes a circular opening in the centre of a dome or in a wall, ‘porthole’, ‘Snell’s window’: phenomenon by which an underwater viewer sees everything above the surface through a cone of light of width of about 96 degrees.

Also found this article, of why planes have round windows and how it applies to life enticingly titled '3 things to help you succeed under pressure'

img: Buckinghamshire landscape through the circle window

This the lighting often used in tunnels! 
The Low-Pressure Sodium Lamp
The LPS lamp was the first sodium lamp to be developed.
known by its signature monochromatic yellow color. 
mostly used in Europe since it did not appeal in other markets due to its poor CRI or color rendering. 
among the most efficient lamps in the world because it uses all the current it gets to create light at the most sensitive color frequency) to the human eye. An incandescent lamp in contrast creates light at all frequencies from Infrared (non-visible) to UV at the other end of the spectrum. The energy used to make non-visible light is a waste of energy since it does not help do the principle job of an electric light. The LPS lamp is also called a SOX lamp (SO for sodium)
Advantages:
 Very efficient lamp
 Powerful lamp for use of large areas
 Despite a warm up time of 5-10 minutes it restarts immediately if there is a brownout
 Lumen output does not drop with age (such as in LEDs or incandescents)
Disadvantages:
Worst color rendering of any lamp
Sodium is a hazardous material which can combust when exposed to air (such as if the bulb is broken in the trash)
Common Uses: 
Outdoor lighting, security lighting, long tunnel lighting (the light seems to give less fatigue in tunnel driving than white lights flashing by at close proximity).

This the lighting often used in tunnels! 

The Low-Pressure Sodium Lamp

The LPS lamp was the first sodium lamp to be developed.

  • known by its signature monochromatic yellow color.
  • mostly used in Europe since it did not appeal in other markets due to its poor CRI or color rendering.
  • among the most efficient lamps in the world because it uses all the current it gets to create light at the most sensitive color frequency) to the human eye. An incandescent lamp in contrast creates light at all frequencies from Infrared (non-visible) to UV at the other end of the spectrum. The energy used to make non-visible light is a waste of energy since it does not help do the principle job of an electric light. The LPS lamp is also called a SOX lamp (SO for sodium)

Advantages:

  •  Very efficient lamp
  •  Powerful lamp for use of large areas
  •  Despite a warm up time of 5-10 minutes it restarts immediately if there is a brownout
  •  Lumen output does not drop with age (such as in LEDs or incandescents)

Disadvantages:

  • Worst color rendering of any lamp
  • Sodium is a hazardous material which can combust when exposed to air (such as if the bulb is broken in the trash)

Common Uses:

Outdoor lighting, security lighting, long tunnel lighting (the light seems to give less fatigue in tunnel driving than white lights flashing by at close proximity).



Metamers




"Different mixtures of wavelengths that look identical in color.  More generally, any pair of stimuli that are perceived as identical in color in spite of physical differences in wave length mixture." - StudyBlue

lovely images from eclat-digital

Colour & light pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metamers
"Different mixtures of wavelengths that look identical in color.  More generally, any pair of stimuli that are perceived as identical in color in spite of physical differences in wave length mixture." - StudyBlue
lovely images from eclat-digital
Colour & light pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
this awesome post “The Enemy at the Door”!

this awesome post “The Enemy at the Door”!

in-class presentation!

Oscar pointed out the real coreflute walls! haha

WIP shots of parti-model making

possible wall filling? walking through walls? along walls?

bead explosion, got easier to fill when re-sorted.

food colouring + water! daftly sealed one end first and none of it would go down. haha re-did with exposed ends then sealed. injected with medical syringe!

Concept sketch plan,

ideas of symmetry, repetition, abundance, ease of learning..

week 5, scale should be wrong! did in SketchUp but will redo in Vectorworks.

liking the shadows on the top, I think it’s easier to read, was getting giddy with all the lines.

looking at trauma, PTSD, and its treatments

The Fight or Flight Response

"When our fight or flight response is activated, sequences of nerve cell firing occur and chemicals like adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are released into our bloodstream. These patterns of nerve cell firing and chemical release cause our body to undergo a series of very dramatic changes. Our respiratory rate increases. Blood is shunted away from our digestive tract and directed into our muscles and limbs, which require extra energy and fuel for running and fighting. Our pupils dilate. Our awareness intensifies. Our sight sharpens. Our impulses quicken. Our perception of pain diminishes. Our immune system mobilizes with increased activation. We become prepared—physically and psychologically—for fight or flight. We scan and search our environment, "looking for the enemy."

When our fight or flight system is activated, we tend to perceive everything in our environment as a possible threat to our survival. By its very nature, the fight or flight system bypasses our rational mind—where our more well thought out beliefs exist—and moves us into “attack” mode.” - thebodysoulconnection.com

Why Calm is Better

"When the body stays in an excited state for a prolonged period, it enters the final state of Selye’s general adaptation syndrome — the state of exhaustion (SE). This stage occurs when response to a stressor has gone on too long. In this state of hyperarousal, the body’s immune system begins to wear down. As a result, a person will be more susceptible to infections and other illnesses as the body’s defenses have been spent on dealing with a stressor. A person in a prolonged state of stress may easily catch a cold or have an increased chance of suffering a heart attack. The state of exhaustion stage is seen most frequently in cases of prolonged stress, such as workplace stress.” - HowStuffWorks

also these sites on trauma therapy, PTSD therapy and Is Adrenaline Increasing your Body Odour

re-treat 
[ree-treet]
noun
1.
the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.

2.
the act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; retirement;seclusion.

3.
a place of refuge, seclusion, or privacy: The library was his retreat.

4.
an asylum, as for the insane.

5.
a retirement or a period of retirement for religious exercises and meditation.

- Dictionary.com

liking ‘ebb’, like the tide, and shifts, and the ‘mood tides’ of a room Jen mentioned last week.
underlined some of the words that spoke imagery! eg sub rosa wooh! which is “under the rose, from the ancient use of the rose at meetings as a symbol of the sworn confidence of the participants”. under the table, retrograde… ‘shroud’ again! haha. and ‘concealment’ (which were the two I said in first presentation). also layers, barriers. 

re-treat 

[ree-treet]

noun

1.
the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
2.
the act of withdrawing, as into safety or privacy; retirement;seclusion.
3.
a place of refuge, seclusion, or privacy: The library was his retreat.
4.
an asylum, as for the insane.
5.
a retirement or a period of retirement for religious exercises and meditation.
liking ‘ebb’, like the tide, and shifts, and the ‘mood tides’ of a room Jen mentioned last week.
underlined some of the words that spoke imagery! eg sub rosa wooh! which is “under the rose, from the ancient use of the rose at meetings as a symbol of the sworn confidence of the participants”. under the table, retrograde… ‘shroud’ again! haha. and ‘concealment’ (which were the two I said in first presentation). also layers, barriers. 

trying to figure out why revit not placing the beam on the line T_T

Also had some questions about the window sizes so these are the ones I chose, for comparison!

EDIT:- did manually in the end.

EDIT 2:- done. really hope it’s correct! -fingers crossed-

had to right-click ‘detach plane’ to get the slanty ones to turn.