Direction: Using proxemics to create quiet enclaves within public spaces
What is proxemics?
Proxemics—”the study of the spatial requirements of humans and the effects of population density on behavior, communication, and social interaction” (Proxemics 2016)
It could be a linear division, just like the matrix above or it could be a carefully designed installation to provide multiple areas to experience the full Read more →
In order to better develop the design for the pedal boat, we went to Sports Hub for a field trip to experience the ride.
Below is the image of the boat that we took, which allowed 2 people to pedal at the same time. The shelter was very simple and it was still very bright and hot when in the boat. Read more →
After getting feedback on how the sculpture had lost a sense of “wholeness” and became more modular and repetitive, lacking the sense of continuity and inter-connectivity, we had to think of ways to make the sculpture repetitive and connected but not too literal (as of what we did for the previous sculpture). Hence, we decided to explore more Read more →
Okay, we will try to integrate the side part and go towards this direction. Thanks for the comment!
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 →
Having a mechanical installation could best represent NTU as a technological university and having to power the installation using a series of cooperative movements depicts the “Nantah Spirit” and teamwork.
This week, we looked into the technical aspect and forms of the pedal boat.
As discussed last week, we will be using two pedal boats to drive a linear pulley system. Read more →
feedback from last weekconsider using textures or 3D forms so shadow is distorted and cast at different angles, playing around with the 3D volumes instead of a flat plane think about the fallen leaves and how to get rid of them; the leaves may make the installation blend in more with the environment and less noticeable to passerby reflective material – Read more →
Mock-Ups Fiona x Shanelle
Last session’s feedback:Choose a direction. Overall form not conveyed. Do not use any difficult materials. Be specific about the dimensions, location, the reason behind the location, how people interact with it. Find out where was the Pangolin found and place the sculpture there.
Our reflection:Going towards direction 1 is boring as it is no longer about making Read more →
Moving forward, we decided that we will drop the water feature as it wouldn’t be something feasible in terms of maintainence.
This week we focused on:Looking for suitable materials that can absorb sound to some degree and would create the feeling of meditative silence we hope to achieve. Exploring a different method of Read more →
Lau Yi Wen x Weng Ya Yu
Recap from last week!
Last week, we have decided on doing public seating to facilitate more interaction in the Communal Plaza of North Hill Halls. The forms will be inspired by our own interpretation of the trees; Fluidity, Transience & Vitality.
Some feedbacks that we’ve received: > Prototype that we did was too abstract and hard for viewers Read more →
Recollecting our Idea
Our installation is inspired from the meaning of Nan yang; derived from the Southern Sea. We want to develop awareness on the school’s heritage by making reference to the origin of the school’s name, represented by a form that is both fluid and dynamic; combining private and public spaces in a seamless transition in a single installation to encourage people in NTU to interact with the Read more →