Tuesday, 15 May 2012

18 perspectives

Valley of love, Da Lat, Vietnam

Vietnam’s Dalat—nicknamed “The City of Love,” “Le Petit Paris,” and “City of Eternal Spring”—has long been popular with Vietnamese and expatriate artists and writers who have taken up residence in villas around town. The area, originally inhabited by the Lat and Ma hill tribes which now live in nearby Chicken Village and Lat Village, increased in popularity during the French colonial era. More than 2,000 beautiful French villas dot the area.

Dalat is known all over Vietnam for its flowers. Set next to Xuan Huong Lake, the Dalat Flower Gardens were established in 1966 by the Vietnamese government, and are refined continually. Among the tastefully arranged flora are orchids, hydrangeas, fuchsias, and ferns. Plants and flowers are also for sale, including special fern fibers used to stop bleeding in traditional oriental medicine. Across the road from the Flower Gardens are nurseries with various types of bonsai trees, artfully laid out around the lake.
Source: http://dalatmylove.blogspot.com.au/2007/10/valley-of-love.html

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Final submittion

Images of model in Cryengine 3:

Link of Level:

Google 3D ware house:

36 custom textures

After I draw and research a lot of examples, I found that it's quite hard when the texture come to the darkest one, almost loose its shape and so black. I tried with some help of Photoshop to reverse the colour ( black - white) and found that it's quite interesting. The first 4 column are 2 type of texture, the fifth one reversed in 1 column, the effects quite good, it doesn't seem to loose the texture and the next tone or become another one for me. The last one is a boring one, just one type in one column. Apply to the model:

Sketch up development

Yellow: Alvar space: Emulation of the exterior by controlled light.
Blue: Kuma space: Reflection as a way to create infinite space and ambiguous boundaries and alters spatial awareness.
Green : the meeting space

More development with small details and interior

Combine 2 ideas

Reflection as a way to create infinite space and ambiguous boundaries and alters spatial awareness + Emulation of the exterior by controlled light.
 I choose this combination to develop furthermore to the final monument.

Compair 2 ideas:
When Kuma's one is the reflection, the form is quite heavy from 5 basic blocks. The space between each one is quite close, create a strong, stable feeling, a privacy, an idea of "going inside" from this structure.
In the opposite way, model from Alvar's idea is the control of light, which is thin, light, have more open spaces but not too empty. This one exposed a relax way, and more interactive with the landscape. These 2 design is opposite each other, but one has what other lack of, it can full fill, complement each other.

 Electroliquid Aggregation:  
The idea is to combine 2 opposite idea, one is the heaviness, stable, the inside with the other is lightness, open, the outside. And when the two complement each other, create a combination space within.

12 sketch axonometric

Cryengine 3:

 Alva Aaltor
Emulation of the exterior by controlled light. The idea is to control the light throught the space open and close in both sides.

 Kengo Kuma
Reflection as a way to create infinite space and ambiguous boundaries and alters spatial awareness. This design focus con the reflection more than a complex structure, so I want it keeps simple, to not distract the main idea.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

louise bourgeois

balance, danger, leg

 crowded, continue, freedom

extra, separate, uncover

Friday, 24 February 2012

One Pillar Pagoda

This building is one pillar pagoda or "Chua Mot Cot", a very famous symbol of old architecture of Viet Nam build in 1049. It's placed in the center of a square lotus lake dam near Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. The king build it to wish for a son at that time, and many young couples nowaday still visit there as a symbol of good birth. The structure of the pagoda is special at that time, which opposite the common standards which the building should based on balance and stable land. The shape represent for a lotus, that's the reason for this one pillar structure.

Paper Drum

I studied some courses of design in school which creative works are usually connect to assignments, but I choose this creative work as the very first and funny work I made out side school. I used to help a club that made toys from recycle materials, and I designed this one. It's easily made, simple, small but can make quite annoying sound. Usually I collected information and models from internet, but the experience when create somethings by yourself is very interesting.

Beautiful lights

This photo is taken when I visited Sydney Aquarium in 2011. From the first time, It looks like a combination of blue and yellow lights, naturally, a bit mysterious.With me it feel like blue and yellow is dancing in a night festival. This is created by the reflex of the fishes in weak light. The interesting is that it can't be seen in normal eyes, but only can be caught by cameras with long exposure and small aperture ( less light). I realised beautiful in life is not only in my eyes, it can be hidden anywhere, under any normal things and still waiting to be discovered.