Starting your final major project, I think it’s important to do thorough research into appropriate things which connects to our potential idea. Considering my theme was inspired by origami and geometric shapes, I started to look at some images of origami which is inspired by Japanese 3D art as well as buildings and objects which could give me inspiration. Some of my favourites included:
This has given me inspiration to create some experimental paper models of my own which I plan on doing for next week’s schedule. This way I can play about with different shapes and materials, whiles experimenting with repetition by adding multiple duplicated shapes to one another to create a structure of some sort which will hopefully expand my imagination to create something different, and more diverse to buildings which are already designed.
I also went on to look at a couple of well known architects including; Zaha Hadid, Santiago Calatrava and Mario Cucinella. I explored a few of their work which I was encouraged by, some included:
Mario and Zaha was one of the very many architects which inspired me. I thought both their work were very conceptual and abstract which is what I loved most about it; I was intrigued with the many different shapes and motifs which they use within his designs. I am very intrigued with the way and style that they work, creating these futuristic and modern approach. I also looked further into the buildings and the engineering behind it which I could use along the way when planning my final outcome.
At the end of the week, I continued by doing some sketches in the style of both Hadid and Cucunielle, using different shapes and forms.
After uni, I also went to visit IKEA considering they have a lot of furniture which I thought could be useful towards projects, like lamps and such which has patterns which could give me further inspiration to connect with my work.