, 1 Home Town - Lëtzebuerg
, 2 The Value of An Image
, 3 Manifesto
, 4 Public/Personal Spaces
, Art Auction 2013
, Book into a Building
, Building into a Book
, Competitions & Projects
, CSM Stage 2
, CSM Stage 3
, Final Versions
, in progress
, Interaction Design
, Live Briefs
, Musical Perception
, The Book and The Building
, The Student Organiser
, Unit 10
, Unit 5
, Unit 6 - The Bigger Picture
, Unit 7
, Visual Language – IKB
I did a cross-section of the building as a mockup to visualise my concept in a 3D format.
The floor is divided into three parts (outside: notes, middle: main part, center: stairs) and are based on the books grids. Between the parts there is nothing, it is the void. The floors are transparent, but the more floors or levels you have above or under you, the bluer they get. The three floors are actually always three whole parts, going up or down like a spiral, meaning there is no edge until you reach the 12th floor (the endlessness over the horizon). This is also why the building is a sphere: there are no edges or obstacles to interrupt the view in the observatory, not even the floors, and there are no concreter walls. The sphere protecting the inside is transparent.
You can read more about the whole projet in the category Brief 2 -Book into a Building.
Update for the Yves Klein Building:
I am still trying to figure out how to make the different levels for the building,
am now waiting for the Window Colour to dry on the transparent paper, and if it works I will use the transparent papers to make the three floors on one paper instead of cutting out every separate row and level (which would mean 3 rows per level, times 12). I’m not sure they will get more opaque if layered, but we’ll see.
Window Colour layer tests
The Mockup: Preparations
colour sketch showing the three parts of the floors
These are my first materials for the mockup
– plastic ball
The plan is to create levels that, as they overlay create a full blue if looking up or down, that gets more transparent as you move into higher/lower levels, until arriving in transparence. But I am not sure if it is going to work out that way. In order to keep the levels up, I plan to put vertical transparents, through which the horizontal “spirals” would go through, they would hold the levels at the wanted heights.
I tried measuring the spirals with thread, but it didn’t work.
A few tryouts of calculating the quantity of paper I will need:
view from the front,
the 12 levels, need to be enlarged and arranged
view from above to show the voids between the floors (last floor?)
In order to be able to represent the building I had in mind, I tried to represent it in a drawing. It didn’t make the understanding of the building easier, especially to represent the upwards moving floors.
drawing to represent the view from front and from above
During the crit, I was advised to make a mockup out of the building in order to represent it visually. It is what I am trying to do now.