Latest from the Space Design category

Liz Ogbu on Social Impact Design

In Liz Ogbu’s presentation, she talks about her experience being an architect. She explains that her job description does not neatly fall into a category. She instead explains that she would instead call herself an expert citizen, story-teller and a translator. When Ogbu talks about how she is an expert citizen she explains that an…

Schwitters- The Cherry Picture

  Merz Picture 32 A. The Cherry Picture (1921) This work is another collage made from scraps that Schwitters collected from his hometown of Hanover, Germany. The scraps are carefully glued and nailed onto the canvas and painted creating the collage. Its abstract design creates a complex work with no illustrational hierarchy. He plays with…

Schwitters- The Revolving

    The Revolving (1919) This is one of Schwitters earliest work that demonstrates his use of line, dull colors, and representation of found objects. The elements forming the lines and circles were cords, hoops, wire mesh, and small objects onto the canvas instead of drawing or painting them. He used these objects to reflect…

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville – Project 2

In 1999, Sheila de Bretteville redesigned the flooring, walls, and railings of 207th Street Subway Station in Manhattan for the MTA Art for Transit Office. She was inspired by the interviews of subway goers as well as the song “Take the A Train” by iconic jazz musician Billy Strayhorn. From the song, she repeated the…

Teaching Character

The New York Times commissioned Stephen Doyle and his company for a group of temporary installations called “The Character Test”  in two different schools in September 2011. The schools, one a field stem in the Bronx called Riverdale Country School, and the other, Kipp Infinity middle school in New York Harlem, were trying to teach…

Who’s Who: Alexander Isley for Hunt Library

Alexander Isley and his company Alexander Isley Inc. helped to design many aspects of Hunt Library on Centennial Campus here at NC State. Isley helped to design the signage used in the building as well as the acknowledgements of donors that are found throughout the building. The project was for a new library with a…

Peter Bil’ak – History Project

In 2008 Bil’ak released the History typeface system, which examined layering across time and cultures. This project used styles from all times throughout history eventually being narrowed down to 21 fonts with one font from each century. History originally was proposed as a typeface system that, when selected, would randomly choose a font from a…

Deborah Sussman for 1984 Olympics

http://new-mb.com.au/deborah-sussman-1984/ Deborah Sussman is most famous for her work in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Sussman’s work in this project was often referred to as a masterpiece of design. By the use of her imagination she made a colorful theme by using bright reds, vibrant blues, and sunset yellows in the pop art designs. For the…

Deborah Sussman for Euro Disney

(https://www.designingdisney.com/content/corporate-design-euro-disney-resort-–-part-1) In 1992 Euro Disney was the talk of the town, literally, and as the Los Angeles Times stated “Euro Disney is, well, California” (https://www.designingdisney.com/content/corporate-design-euro-disney-resort-–-part-1). This was said to be due to a lot of the companies involved in the creation of Euro Disney were from California, including Sussman & Prejza. Sussman and Prejza is…

Eddie Opara Campus Lecture

Eddie Opara, a well-established designer whose work spans all 5 of the different practices we have learned, detailed “what the hell he does on a daily basis” and the hierarchy that fuels the intention behind his work in his lecture about many of his projects. His hierarchy lies in 9 different categories: neutral, variable, adaptive,…

Eddie Opara

All the guest speakers we have had this semester were so different in terms of the kind of work that they do and I was introduced to so many different perspectives, ideologies, methods, processes. I was wide-eyed what this new lecture would be about. I had gone through the description but there wasn’t much I…

Navigating Space: Yoshinomikumari Shrine

Beginning this assignment, I had no particular place in mind that I intended to visit virtually. Rather, I figured there would be some fun in finding a random location to maneuver, so I did just that. My digital mapping service of choice, was Google Street View, which, despite its presumed usability, caused quite some confusion…

Pigcasso: Controlled Isolation

The physical space that I chose to review was the Pigcasso play piece located at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This piece was originally designed by Spanish artist Jaime Hayon and it was part of a series of large-scale whimsical sculptures. This piece sits fresh off one of the museum’s many trails and is…

Navigating Space- Provocations: Rashid Johnson

I recently went to Richmond, Virginia to visit my sister at VCU. While there, we went to the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA). One of the exhibitions there was called Provocations, and was created by artist Rashid Johnson.   When I first entered the Provocations exhibit, I immediately felt like I was transported to another…