Monday, June 14, 2010
The bridge represents the history of women and the role and power they hold within society, the intertwining of multiple strands linking the two office spaces of Helen Keller (left) and Miranda Kerr (right). The concept of power in this design centres on the idea of a force which both client’s posses. Through their work, they are able to influence society in a positive way creating a chain reaction. Moreover, the orientation of this design is balanced reflecting the female mentality. The choice of colours in red and orange symbolise the power associated with each client. These are not subtle colours, the suggest power and authority and demand to be noticed. I chose these colours as they reflect the history of women and their role in society. The use of white suggests purity and honesty of these clients and balances with the boldness of the other colours. The location of the bridge and office spaces in a desert area denotes the idea of struggle and also reflects the history of women.
Miranda Kerr’s office space and elevator is inspired by her support of the ‘green movement’ and her profound immersion in Buddhist spirituality. The organic shape of her office space reflects her belief in living environmentally friendly. Her elevator is reminiscent of a Japanese Zen garden. Though she is famous as a model and fashion icon, her morals and spirituality create an energy that inspires society uphold a similar way of a balanced lifestyle.
Helen Keller’s office space is centred on the idea of her ability to overcome her disability. The exterior façade is compiled of multiple rectangles resembling the different obstacles she had to overcome in her life. This sculptural wall is penetrated by the natural light, which in turn floods the interior space. The elevator is an inverted cube that represents how Keller can be perceived as blind and deaf from her external appearance, but is not bound by these disabilities.
the meeting spot is located below the bridge and office spaces, denoting how although the clients have a strong influence within society and history and are indeed powerful icons, they are still grounded by their beliefs and abilities, and are no better than you or I. The dinning table is simple with its design based in the idea of community. A community of friends, family or followers provides these clients with the power that makes Helen Keller and Miranda Kerr such influential women in society.
Monday, May 31, 2010
KELLER'S OFFICE LEFT & KERR'S RIGHT LINKED BY INTERCONNECTED BRIDGE (see below post for explanation)
KERR'S LIFT: INSPIRED BY JAPANESE ZEN GARDEN'S REFLECTING KERR'S BUDDHIST SPIRITUALITY, WHICH PROVIDES HER WITH MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL STRENGTH.
THE BRIDGE IS THE MOST VITAL ASPECT OF THE DESIGN, IT IS ABLE TO BRIDGE TWO WORLDS TOGETHER AND DEMONSTRATE THE CHANGE AND EVOLUTION THAT HAS OCCURRED IN REGARDS TO WOMEN AND POWER. THIS TABLE AS AN MEETING PLACE FOR THE TWO CLIENTS IS A TESTAMENT TO THE BRIDGE ABOVE, ACCENTUATING ITS IMPORTANCE. IT IS CURVACEOUS LIKE THE FEMALE BODY AND EXPLORES THE IDEA THAT WOMEN ARE NO LONGER SUBJECT TO OPPRESSION, BUT RATHER THEY HAVE BECOME BOLD AND INTRIGUING CHARACTERS WITHIN SOCIETY.
Monday, May 24, 2010
- flat path represents Keller, expressive reflects Kerr
- individual paths unite to form bridge / individual women in history unite to form a race of powerful women.
-inspired by Japanese temple as she is a practicing Buddhist
- organic feature reflects her belief and support of "green" movement
Monday, May 10, 2010
- Ula Ilnytzky (2010) NYC exhibit tells the fuller story of Helen Keller. Available from: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iZMU0Rf9gUZa1L4jqskFUriU7c8QD9F29H085
- BBC News (2010) Angela Merkel eyes quick eurozone reform. Available from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/10102642.stm
- Jonathon Moran (2008) Miranda Kerr's green movement. Available from: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/miranda-kerrs-green-movement/story-e6freuzi-1111116369571
Friday, April 30, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The Black Box takes into consideration and feeds off time and light. Depending on these factors, the structure changes and evolves creating new experiences of the space for the voyeur, irrespective of negative or positive space. This is a similar approach to architecture, which I have employed. My structure, hosting laboratories for Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking, is compiled from positive and negative spaces that effectively relate to each other through the dependence on the ever-changing light source of the sun and moon. The open and closed spaces of these laboratories is ceaselessly changing over a 24-hour period and the experience within these spaces are never the same, because of the sun and moon's shifting placement in the sky as wells as the inconsistent weather patterns.