Saturday, 1 May 2010


Short Comments:

The first lab on the left of the first image is for Nicole Kuepper. Because that she is studying the solar energy and electricity, a lab on a higher position maybe helpful for her to collect the sunlight and do the experiments.

The other lab is for Stephen Hawking so that a big roof and platform area and a large open space can let him observe the universe.

Link to download the Crysis Objects and Levels Folder:

Link to the my sketchup model in Google Warehouse:



“Why still speak of the real and the virtual, the material and immaterial? Here these categories are not in opposition, or in some metaphysical disagreement, but more in an electroliquid aggregation, enforcing each other, as in a two part adhesive.”
Lars Spuybroek, [1998] Motor Geometry, Architectural Design, Vol 68 No 5/6, p5

QUOTE 1:Nicole Kuepper

"It's just the amount of things that we take for granted in today's society that some people don't have access to, it's just mind boggling when you step back and start to think about it."

QUOTE 2:Stephen Hawking

“Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.”


Most people do not realize the beauty of electricity since it is very normal in our life while some other people don't even have the chance to use it.


The insight I have gained from the first image is that darkness and shadows could be one of the essential elements of a whole piece of design. The darkness and shadows are usually something that the designers want to ignore or avoid when they are trying to design something. The designers often apply any kinds of light on their pieces to cover up the dark areas. However, those pieces may look very “flat” without those dark areas. As reflected by the first image above, we can see that those dark parts and shadows create the third dimension for the image and give the image a “depth” so that the drawing can “jump out” from the paper. Hence, as you can see from the image above, the darkness and shadows make a great contribution to getting rid of the “flatness” of a design. I have applied the idea that using the dark areas and shadows to show the depth and different layers on my work below and I use the light quite carefully to avoid the consequences that the whole building is covered by strong light and no depth and layers of the model can be realized.

The second image reflects that the structure which consistes of several frames(or fences) divides a block to several parts which provides more dark areas and shadows. And I have used this structure to design my briging space so that it can be an "open space" as well as a big briging room.


3 Combined Axonometrics

1st Week Crysis Try Out

18 axonometrics