Before creating this final sample I researched the town of Ushuaia Argentina. Ushuaia is located in the southern most region of Argentina and is surrounded by mountains and oceans causing it to have a very cold climate.
As I researched I created a mood board that contains swatches of materials for the house this sample would be in, as well as landscape photography of the surrounding region. I believe it is important for a home to reflect its surrounding culture and the family's everyday lifestyle. As this town is a large and bustling town I wanted to use materials that were durable, allowing for a family to track in snow and mud with out worrying about wear and tear. Along with this all the samples chosen are environmentally cautious. The paint, for example, is sold by the Benjamin Moore company and contains no VOC and no harmful emissions. I ordered the paint for a personal project and I was not disappointed. The pigment was just as vibrant and thick as any other paint. check it out here!
I chose to create this sample room divider as to confine spaces and separate spaces within the home. The open weave allows for privacy to be created without disregarding the ability to keep a room open and airy. The colors reflect the natural environment that Ushuaia so proudly displays.
Examining Spatial and Experiential Progression
Tools: Adobe Indesign Adobe Photoshop Hand line drawing Hand drafting
Using InDesign I created a compilation of the work I did in my Drawing for the Building Arts class. The class thoughtfully progressed from basic floor plans and line weights to measuring out a building in person and drawing section and plan views of it. The process book also includes collages I did in Photoshop that accent and highlight themes of each lesson.
I hope you enjoy the book and please read descriptions on each page for more information on each project.
Form, Space and Order
Tools: Adobe InDesign Hand drawing Precise measurements for scale models
Couch | Before & After
Tools: Sewing machine Staple Gun So much patience
This was a simple personal project that started with a couch that I bought off craigslist for $25.00. The couch was comfortable, the perfect size for my living room, and was being sold by the cutest old lady, so I bought it, knowing perfectly well that the ugly sleeve would haunt me until I made the time to do the make over.
Finally, the day came where I was ready to tackle the project. The couch originally had a full sleeve cover over it, the cute old lady was very proud of her sewing skills but she had hidden the beautiful wood accent. (what is shown in the before picture is truly the before... we are talking first owner stuff here) So after a little trip to my local fabric store and a few youtube videos on reupholstery I was ready to dive in.
I bought the grey tweed fabric purely because of how soft it was. I chose to accent the cushion with a orange suede front, and a simple blue canvas lines the bottom edge and wraps around to the back.
This was a great project and I ended up selling the couch for $85.00