Sep '08 - Feb '13
Here is the first run through of our boards which we presented at the Foundry midterm review last Tuesday. We received a lot of useful criticism and although the design is basically finalized, we definitely still need to do some work making our idea more clear in the presentation. I think it will read more clearly once some context gets put into the renderings and everything gets tightened up a bit.
Just to clarify: these are boards for the EPA P3 competition. The prize: six - $75,000 dollar grants to continue pursuing project. They are pretty strict on the board requirements (text size, nautilus background, text which must appear on the board, etc) but we are trying to work with it rather than fight it. Most of the entries are hard science based and layed out in PowerPoint, so I think no matter what we do the visual presentation will be no match.
I guess from here the question is how important IS graphic design anyway? I'm a designer - I say VERY. But what will an EPA scientist say? Everything i want to believe about how the world should work tells me good design could move anyone.
Did I mention we have $5,000 to spend purely on presentation / installations? What would you do with $5,000 to present your most recent design project?
We are about to start having lots of fun. Thoughts?
presentation boards: Enlarge in new window
view of all three homes from green
exploded axon of site
western view from forest
section perspective through "upload" + "download" zones
School blog of BArch student Samuel Mortimer kept from 2008 - 2011. Mostly late-night musings of the studio, but with an emphasis of the events of the College of Architecture and Design and University of Tennessee on the whole. Later blogs discuss participation in the New Norris House project, as both a student and researcher hired after graduation.