Further to my previous post, I have now added colour to my design and I am soon looking into adding tree and vegetation which I really think will be able to bring it to life. I have made a few colour changes along the way, but this may be looking to alter a lot throughout the design process.
Making some progress with my artwork. I’m using this opportunity to experiment and put my skills to the test with Illustrator. I have drawn the main linework and I think it can be a really amazing piece.
Brainstorming for the ASUS ProArtist Awards 2023.
“Seeing An Incredible Future”
For a theme based on “our environmental hopes and aspirations”, I feel as if this is perfect for me to explore either Photoshop or Illustrator to create a beautiful digital piece inspired by what I imagine our future to look like. This theme has made me reflect upon my previous university work, from my Major Project Synthesis, to my Dissertation and a few graphics I created throughout my research.
I want to explore this deeper and create a radical visual of what our future in cities can look like if we were to incorporate nature back into our cities.
I hope to show that whilst the visual may not be that of reality, it is important to connect with nature within our cities to help create a healthier, sustainable and renewable future.
To deepen my knowledge on graphic design, I have been taking a Graphic Design Masterclass course on Udemy produced by Lindsay Marsh. So far, we’ve been learning typography, its history and now I am onto Photoshop tutorials.
I have been using Photoshop for nearly 8 years now! But it’s been very helpful to see new photoshop features and tips and tricks I didn’t know of. I have been mainly self-taught in this, creating book covers for stories I liked when I was younger and doing digital paintings for school projects. I was able to use Photoshop throughout college, university and during work. It is such a powerful tool and reflecting on how much I have taught myself over the years, I’m really proud of myself!
I can’t wait to continue this course and learn more tips and tricks (and soon get back into Illustrator and InDesign). Watch this space for more graphics!
I’m so happy to have graduated with a First Class Honours in architecture from the University of Portsmouth. Studying architecture in the middle of a pandemic wasn’t easy. I’m very grateful to have wonderful family and friends around me during this time. I look forward to learning so many new things whilst working in practice.
I am taking my next step in my architectural journey by joining T2 Architects in Winchester as a Part One Architectural Assistant. I am extremely excited for the coming weeks in which I can develop my skills and increase my knowledge to prepare for Masters.
Roof elevation 1:500 Rendered ground floor 1:500 First floor 1:300 Second floor 1:300 Third floor 1:300 Fourth floor 1:300 1:50 plan of the dwellings How I formed my concept
3D section of my concept so far crossing through public and residential space. This section shows materiality within the concept.
The technology precedents I have in mind for this concept is one that I thoroughly researched into for a second year project – San Telmo Museum. Due to IT issues, I do not have access to detail inspiration to look into other construction details. But luckily I can access the PDF for this structure as our technology group had the PDF on a shared drive.
I believe I can apply the construction for this precedent utilising the material palette I have included for the ‘inspiration’.
101 rules of thumb for low energy architecture by Huw Heywood
101 Rules of Thumb for Sustainable Buildings and Cities by Huw Heywood