Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

Palace of Versailles

The location I choose was the Palace of Versailles. I traveled to this location over the recent spring break.  One of the first aspects about the location was symmetrical placement of the windows and door ways of the palace.  Additionally, to the palace was the gardens behind it, these gardens were very well designed with…

Apple Maps

A couple years ago while I was in my final year of undergrad I had the opportunity to go to New York for the first time, knowing very little about the city other than seeing things on TV and on the internet I was ecstatic at the thought of finally being able to see the…

Brickell City Centre

For my navigating space assignment, I am using the Brickell City Centre in Miami, Florida that I visited over spring break. The Brickell City Centre is a new high-end shopping mall located in downtown Miami. The mall is covered by a decorative, wavy, glass structure at the top, but other than that it is open…

Car GPS Navigation System

The navigation system in my car is fairly easy to use as long as the address is already in the car. If I add in an address that isn’t currently in the system it takes a minute because I have to go through many different settings and screens to start the navigation which then I’ll…

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

The space I traveled and reviewed was the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. I went on a rainy weekend morning and it was very packed. There were children and parents everywhere and a few scattered couples here and there. Walking in it was very bright and welcoming, it made me want…

The Belted Goat

For my chosen space design I am using a restaurant from Fearrington Village in Pittsboro North Carolina. The restaurant is called the Belted Goat. To give some context the restaurant is in a village where there is a bed and breakfast, and weddings are incredibly common. There is a giant beauty bar there and a…

Navigating – NYC Subway

For a few years (circa 2010) I was a student at Columbia University, and a resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Like most New Yorkers, I rode the subway on a daily basis and became intimately familiar with the system’s many eccentricities. For the first few weeks after moving to NYC, I even carried a…

Sea Life Aquarium (Charlotte-Concord)

  The physical space I visited was the Sea Life Aquarium in Charlotte-Concord. It is within a shopping center, but it is still quite spacious. The aquarium made up of multiple smaller rooms that lead into each other, each containing a different type of sea creature or habitat. Choices the designers made to communicate the…

Mestalla Stadium

For this project I chose the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain. It is the home stadium for Valencia’s soccer team, Valencia C.F. I visited this stadium while studying abroad two summers ago and was blown away by its unique look and how the stadium exhibits the Valencia C.F. brand. The stadium was located close to…

Xbox Interface

The new Xbox interface has been the center of debate and ridicule ever since it was overhauled in 2015. Gamers, me included, were completely lost in the new update and it wasn’t until 2017 that Xbox changed a few key features to make navigating a ton easier. The primary destinations users go to are the…

Pullen Park

I chose to observe Pullen Park. When you enter Pullen Park, it has this old-fashioned village appearance to it. The buildings are older looking and it feels as if they could disguise themselves as little shops within a sleepy neighborhood. However, the activities that occur within Pullen Park are quite the opposite. There is a…

Musart

I recently discovered Musart, a store in the middle of the Brickell City Centre in Miami, FL. When I saw the De Stijl-inspired outside of the store, I knew it was the place to feature in this assignment. At first glace, I saw the beautifully simple pattern that Mondrian created and the matte finish of…

Navigating I-40

For this assignment, I chose to review a wayfinding system. Below are photographs of I-40 highway signs that show up just before the I-40/wade avenue split. This signage system is very easy to use because it gives just enough information to understand where you are and where you want to go. Because the highway divides,…