Final presentation shown to client - including visual of reception area, mood images for laundry room and gym and feature lighting ideas. 

Development of visual using Photoshop and SketchUp

The client was keen on a feature wall, and had taken to an image he’d seen of ‘sheep wallpaper’. The wallpaper was most-likely going to be bespoke so I used photoshop to create something similar that could be used in future visuals.

The client was keen on a feature wall, and had taken to an image he’d seen of ‘sheep wallpaper’. The wallpaper was most-likely going to be bespoke so I used photoshop to create something similar that could be used in future visuals.

Material Board for main common area - furniture, textiles, lighting, colour. Enables the client to get a feel for the look we’re going for and see images of potential furniture and fixings as opposed to precedent images. Again, the choices aren’t set in stone, so labels aren’t necessary at this stage. 

Material Board for main common area - furniture, textiles, lighting, colour. Enables the client to get a feel for the look we’re going for and see images of potential furniture and fixings as opposed to precedent images. Again, the choices aren’t set in stone, so labels aren’t necessary at this stage. 

Provided drawing with developmental sketches of zone and furniture plans - kept loose with hand sketches to indicate they are ideas and not final outcomes. 

The client wanted to seat 60 with a TV area, hard and soft seating with as much fixed as possible. 

You can see how the layout developed over a number of drawings, the latter being a combination of what I thought worked best in the first two. 

Summer Holiday

During the summer, I worked for three weeks at the architectural firm from which I have previous experience. Amongst other projects I was mainly focused on the common room of a student accommodation new build. The site was once the home to a cotton spinning mill that later became a military uniform factory. These were the main two influences on the scheme for the accommodation and I was given a set of images to kick-start the design. 

The main structure of the building had been designed by the architects but I was able to play with internal partitions, furniture and zone plans, finishes and lighting. 

Graphics and layout inspiration for portfolio. Simple, with little colour for a slight industrial feel. 

HAND IN SELFIE. WOO!!

HAND IN SELFIE. WOO!!

A few final images of our installation before it opened to the public

Wednesday’s Test Run #AfterDark #NQ

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Final Day: INSTALLATION DAY. After grafting solidly for two days the installation was up and running. Everyone was pretty tired but it was such a buzz to see it how we had imagined, and mildly surprising to see it actually work! I spent the day checking the videos for sound fluency and adding a few last touches to the projections whilst everyone else put up the structures. At one point I had to go back to uni for an hour or so, so when I came back I could really see a transformation. When we had our trial run yesterday we didn’t put everything up to perfection as we knew it had to come down later that day, so it was great to see how all the little, but important, things made such a difference, for example tidying the wires, using black tape and having the record sleeves and clothing pulled taught. 

There were a few minor things that our tutors picked up on when they came to mark it, but we were able to change most of these before the festival opened. We couldn’t change the beer boxes, but if we’d thought about it, it  would have been nice to use boxes of beer that was sold in DRY at the time. Unfortunately we were not able to project onto one of the pieces of clothing as the projection finished half way down the shirt, this could have been solved if we’d had time to set the clothes up as they would have been the day before and make any adjustments. 

It was annoying for us to be restricted to erecting the installation between 11 and 4 on the final day, as it meant there wasn’t any room for mistakes, but I think it made as work harder and more efficiently. 

The most gutting experience, for us all I think, was when the projector lost connection to the computers. The projection turned blue and without help there wasn’t anything any of us could do to set it up again. We’d all put so much hard work into the project it was such a shame that it couldn’t be used to its full potential. After an hour we decided the best thing for us to do was take down the projectors, call it a day and just enjoy the rest of the night.

I personally think the installation worked very well, when it did, and it was great to hear positive feedback from our friends that visited. It’s been a learning curve for many of us, not only working in a team but learning about the city we live in and its culture and history. Not coming from Manchester itself, it’s nice to learn about the social history and hear stories from people that had grown up here. Those we spoke to all seemed to know each other, even though we had ‘found’ them through different contacts. There was a real community of people here and I think thats so important for somewhere you live. 

naomidcgunitx:

I created this video to document what was happening on the final day of installation.
Mark suspending the headphones from the ceiling.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Penultimate Day: We had a practice run today and set everything up as best we could in order for Florin to set up the projection mapping. Pretty much everything went to plan and we’re confident for the final installation day tomorrow. A few last minute changes were made to the videos etc. and again, Naomi recorded this process through photographs and made a few videos to show how we worked. 

Unfortunately we had to take everything down at the end of the day as we couldn’t store the valuables in DRY over night. This knocks a few hours of out working time tomorrow but hopefully we’ll make it in the time frame. 

geeunitx1:

Alice created this short clip to be projected onto the bucket hat which was just on the clothing worn in the 80’s - 90’s. I really liked this short film as it was quite abstract. 

I used more abstract clips of fashion from that period to created a film that could be played in a loop. This was intended to be projected on the bucket hat, but we decided that it’d look better projected onto something larger so we used the shirt instead

For the changing t-shirt projection, I found old logos and t-shirt designs and created PNG. filed the same size as the actual t-shirt being used to ensure the highest quality. I also tried to make sure they patterned options fitted the shape of the t-shirt, making it easier for Florin to programme.