I haven’t written in a while; I’ve been busy as a bee.
We had project 4 to contend with, which was a mind-pushing struggle. Our brief was to create a device which would simulate the movement of a personal daily ritual. I chose cutting a lemon (for morning tea), so I explored the movements involved in that. I looked at the leaning and the pressure. I took this further to create my device which was a foot pedal mechanism, which tilted you forward and a hand pad which you pressed down into to release a lemon fragrance.
I shan’t bore you with any more than that; it was a whimsical project, heavily based on the ‘body’ and the emotional qualities that accompany movement. We even had a choreographer come in...
Which has all made us think; “this is not what I expected to be doing.” We expected to be drawing buildings and learning of the inner workings of walls, not thinking about concepts and ‘feeling’ ideas.I think this is a good thing. As the saying goes, “form follows function”, but what if we looked at how things affect us before thinking of build cost and technicalities? How the proportions of a room affect our mood, how social situations call for architectural help... surely the built environment would be a better place.
|A great use of the deserted Dulux building|
|My daily walk; beautiful bit of plymplom|
|The charity shop I volunteer in got a psychedelic makeover|
|A short trip home included baking a cake...|
|... and seeing my beautiful dogs (and the family of course!)|
|Model showing the travels around the kitchen|
|A bit of festive procrastination|
|exploring tilt and pressure|
|a mock up model|
|buffet at the charity shop christmas do|
|demo of my final device.|