Week 13 (Final Presentation)
Our design is inspired by bird nests found in nature. A bird’s nest is a symbol of the home, an abode where we grow and prosper. A good luck symbol, the bird’s nest represents love and warmth, providing protection and concealment. Nests in nature are built in a random fashion using carefully selected twigs Read more →
Behind the scene; Making of ‘Nest’
Short field trip to HDB Hub During the weekends, we went on a short field trip to HDB Hub with aims as stated below; – To check out how the professional build architecture mock-up models. – To bring these inspiration to our mock-up model
The making of ‘Nest’ Inspired by the Read more →
Combined post for week 10 & 11
Moving on from Week 9, We went off to study existing ‘playground’ design to understand the engineering behind it. Based on the study, we explored the way in which the structure is design, methods of assembly and how the ropes are arranged so that it can support the pressure/weight/tension introduced by the users.
Here are some pictures Read more →
As seen above, this is our scale model of the design for the nest, that we have arrived at up till the ideation for week 8. However, there are still improvements to be made. The curved support structure sprouting from the centre feels too engineered, and detracts from the form of a natural bird’s nest. Furthermore, the halo Read more →
After last week’s consultation, we’ve decided to narrow down our concept to focus on the curved bench idea. Building upon the original concept, we developed a new form for the seating installation.
Here are the issues that were brought up in the previous model: – Exterior design doesn’t feel like a bird nest because it is too neat – Open door design destroys Read more →
DR3005 – Week 7
Expanding on the previous week’s proposition of ideas, we explored the possibility of creating shapes which could cast shadows based on sunlight and artificial lighting.
Shadow casting sketched concept
We wanted to mimic the irregularity and randomness of the nest in nature and as such the arrangement and length of the branches or twigs Read more →
After brainstorming, we expanded on the idea of the nest as a place not just for animals, but for humans as well. We felt that by incorporating both elements it showed that there could be a harmony between humans and nature.
Last week, we proposed the idea of having a shared space between animals (birds) and humans. However, there is also Read more →
Last week, we presented the concept of the bird nest and the idea that it is a symbol of the home, as well as being a nurturing and conducive environment where we can realise our potential. By having a representation of a nest within NTU, it reflects our university as embodying the attributes mentioned above. This week, we are exploring the Read more →
Building on the feedback from the previous presentation We realised that we focused too much on the utilitarian and functional aspects to define our design.
The piece should have a meaning of its own, a narrative and a reason for its inception.
To identify the attributes that define NTU and its students.
Taking cues from the fern bench, we realised that the piece had Read more →