DR3005 – Week 9

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 that it supports… Read more →

DR3005 – Week 6

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… Read more →

DR3005 – Week 5

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 →

DR3005 – Week 3.5 progress

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,… Read more →

DR3005 – Week 3

Week 3 Our design was inspired by wild mushrooms, as we felt that we could create a practical and functional sculpture that could retain the original, natural form of the mushroom without too much deviation, as the theme was in relation to nature. Originally, when we were thinking of an inspiration, we came across a natural phenomenon or attribute known… Read more →

DR3005 – Week 1 (The infra-ordinary)

Interpretation of ‘The Infra-Ordinary’ Our interpretation of Georges Perec’s piece is that we as a greater society and as individuals have become jaded toward that which makes our lives possible living. The cogs of the system so to speak. We take the things and structures and processes around us for granted, not realizing the possibly extraordinary or unexpected circumstances in… Read more →

Harvey Norman Excursion!

What I noticed Immediately was that there was a large rift in the style of products offered. There seemed to be a comeback of the retro style design, reminiscent of American designed household appliances in the 50’s and 60’s, with metal body, solid looking designs painted in bright and cheerful pastel colours.   retro designed SMEG toasters. Why would anyone… Read more →

Function, Human/ergonomics & emotion

There are 3 main categories or dominant factors that influence the aesthetics and form of a product. They are based on function, ergonomics, and emotion. Most products are a varying combination of all three, with different products placing differing emphasis on each of the factors, in this triangle of aesthetics.   Firstly, function based products.   As the name implies,… Read more →

Yves Béhar

Yves Béhar was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1967. He studied design in Lausanne in before attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelors of Industrial Design. In the early 1990s, he worked in California’s Silicon valley, taking on tech design projects for major clients like Apple Inc. Upon researching Yves Béhar, I’ve come… Read more →

Mandalas as motifs

After the previous experimentation with photo-manipulation, I decided to turn toward a more abstract direction of digitally created, vertically symmetrical patterns. On the concept of cities, mandalas have often been said to be ideal city plans, with the core, or nexus, right in the centre, and extensions radiating outward on all sides, fluidly as though a flower in bloom. This… Read more →

Motifs and patterns from nature found in cities

  Here are patterns and motifs created from my own images, images of how nature and man-made objects in the city interact. Some say that the intervention of man has corrupted nature, but I tend to believe that there can be a cooperative and symbiotic relationship between both monolithic, artificial elements and the natural world.   Another concept that I’d… Read more →

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