Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

January 8 Memorial by Rebeca Méndez

Rebeca Méndez collaborated with Chee Salette, an architect, and landscape architect, to create a memorial in Tucson, Arizona, United States. This Memorial honors the 2011 shooting of the victims and survivors that wanted to engage in democracy at Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner”. The gunman fired thirty-three rounds, killing six and wounding eleven…

Hunt Library: A state-of-the-art library

  James B. Hunt Library is a state-of-the-art library located in North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. The design of the library was done in collaboration by Clark Nexen and Snohetta, a Norwegian design firm. Hunt library is one of the few (if not only) NCSU building that does not use the iconic and ubiquitous…

At The Same Time by Rebeca Méndez

Rebeca Méndez was commissioned by LA Metro to create a mural for the Expo Line/Crenshaw Station. Alongside local artisans, they created a beautiful glass mosaic mural ten feet by ninety-six feet in 2019. The title of the mural is At Same Time, a portrait of an entire day in Los Angeles, California. Between January and…

Navigating Space: Stardew Valley

Upon opening Stardew Valley, I was presented with a little loading cutscene, then a pixel-art menu of clouds and leaves. Upon starting a new save file, I spent probably too long creating my little avatar before giving up and hitting the Randomize button. After the obligatory explanatory cutscenes, I was presented with a little cabin,…

Schoolkids Records

Schoolkids Records is a small record store full of various vinyl albums, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, and many other entertainment items for purchase. When viewing the exterior of Schoolkids, there is nothing much that signifies a record shop from a far distance, but once at the storefront, there is a neon sign of the shop’s…

A Beautiful Sunday Spent In Umstead State Park

A Beautiful Sunday Spent In Umstead State Park The trail we chose to follow was the Sycamore Trail which was a loop trail and was about 7.2 miles long. At the start of the trailhead, you can tell that the environmental / park designers who were responsible for designing the areas and the many paths,…

Navigating Hill Library

Hill Library is one of the perks that come along with being an NC State student but it is also open to the very public. There is always something for everyone to do at Hill Library. There are nine floors in the building but it is a bit confusing at first if you are not…

Navigating a Student Union

The space that I will analyze is our university’s Talley Student Union. Talley consists of multiple areas that contain different vibes and environments, so I will break it down into three: the eating, lounging, and studying areas. For the eating spaces located in Talley, you will usually find lots of tables that consist of more…

The Exciting Environment at Carter-Finley

The space and environmental design that I chose to discuss was Carter-Finley stadium. The football stadium is visited by thousands over the course of the football season. However, fans often don’t take the time to really digest the design and space that surrounds them during their fan experience. To start off, each environmental design is…

Hyper! HARUMI GALS!!

Harumi Gals is an ongoing project by Harumi Yamaguchi that began in the 1970s. The difference between HARUMI GALS and Harumi Gals is that the all-caps version of the title refers to the exhibitions and the italicized version refers to the series that has been going on since the 1970s. The Harumi Gals exhibition I…

HARUMI’S SUMMER

HARUMI’S SUMMER was an exhibition project that was a collaboration between Harumi Yamaguchi and YOSHIROTTEN, a Japanese graphic artist and art director. It was presented in the summer of 2018 at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. It has been described as an artistic “jam session”, combining the creative abilities of two Japanese artists.…

W.E.B. Du Bois: Acres of Land Owned

A piece that Du Bois created from “The Georgia Negro” series that was made to be showcased at the World Fair in Paris was the Acres of Land Owned by Negroes in Georgia. Because of the strict time constraints presented by the exhibition date, Du Bois and his team hand painted with water color on…

W.E.B. Du Bois- Du Bois Spiral

  Du Bois was invited to create a schowcase of Afrian American living at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. However, this World Fair was inadvertdently also a celebration of French and European imperialism, even going so far as to display “villages” where black people were presented in a derogative manner, as conquests of the empire.…

MGMT: quonset

Alicia Cheng’s graphic design studio was responsible for this exhibition’s graphics. It features the Quonset hut, a shelter, and supplies based off of WWII. They collaborated with Matter Architecture Practice to create this museum exhibit. T0gether the two companies were able to create an interactive, informational, and complex environment. It taught people about the realities…

Eames Plywood LCW Chair

Featured image Courtesy of Eames.com This was the first of the Eames’s plywood series and it was the Lounge Height (L) Side Chair (C) on Wood (W) Base released in 1945, created by both Charles and Ray Eames, and referred to as “the chair of the century” by Time magazine. It was created out of…