Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

Merz 32 A. The Cherry Picture: Kurt Schwitters

The term “Merz” refers to an art style and is a synonym for the art style of Dada. It was popularized and traces back to Kurt Schwitters. He came up with the term Merz in the process of  creating a collage with the German word Kommerz, which translates to “commerce” Merz 32 A. The Cherry…

24hr Kitchen – 2×4

For the 2019 Fuorisalone in Milan, Samsung sought the 2×4 Studio. The installation focused on how the kitchen of the home is like the hearth of everyday life. Using three abstract kitchens, 24hr Kitchen illustrates the central fixture of the counter in three different environments: morning, afternoon and night. A single kitchen counter links all three…

Revolving: Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters is known for his use of raw and unique materials in the composition of a collage. His piece, called “Revolving” is one of his earliest forms of this style. This piece was the beginning of a huge shift in Schitter’s work that originally consisted of very conservative painting. Schwitter lived through the World…

Light Space Modulator

Light Space Modulator (Light Prop for an Electric Stage) – 1931 When Laszlo Moholy-Nagy moved to London, he became adventurous through the materials he used in his projects, including utilizing plastic. He recognized the advantages of using the transparent quality of plastic into his manipulation of light, color, and even motion. He would paint, cut,…

“Red House”

In the 1860s, William Morris and close friend and colleague Philip Webb partnered together to create one of the biggest symbols of the Arts and Crafts movement and a home for Morris’ family. They called it “Red House.” The home was modeled to look like it came straight from the Middle Ages, although built far…

Teddymat

While Karl Gerstner was well known for his work on the magazine Capital, he also did very powerful and influential work in packaging and branding, specifically for Teddymat, a store-brand laundry detergent. Gerstner, Gredinger, and Kutter, the owners of GGK design, were brought in by Coop, a union of Swiss retail chains, in 1964. Their…

Navigating Life

With the way that we rely so heavily on our smartphones and computers in this day and age, to analyze an essential tool provided by such devices seems fitting. There are several applications to help navigate roads and reach destinations available to us, and different people prefer different apps. While I tend to prefer Google…

The Hive Minecraft Server

The space I chose for this assignment is “The Hive” multiplayer Minecraft server. Minecraft is a single-player or multiplayer game where the player can explore and live in a new world on their own or with other people. However, online multiplayer servers can change the game’s objective. This multiplayer server has many games for online…

Texas Roadhouse

  The physical spatial environment that I chose to write about is Texas Roadhouse. Texas Roadhouse is a casual dining restaurant franchise that specializes in hand-cut steaks. They have locations all over North Carolina, but I specifically visited the Holly Springs location. Texas Roadhouse does a great job at decorating their physical space to show…

Navigating Ltd

The environment in Lidl is friendly, fresh, and clean. The most noticeable feature of the store is the floor-to-ceiling window at the front entrance. This lets natural light in, and it makes the space seem welcoming and a bit less clinical than if there were only the bright fluorescent lights. While Lidl is on the…

Waze Navigation System

  I decided to review Waze, the navigation system application for mobile phones. Relative to the normal navigation system that I use, Apple Maps, it was very difficult to first navigate through Waze. There was an excessive amount of buttons and extra clicks I had to use to get to the directions that I wanted,…

Target Run

  Target is somewhere I shop often, but I have never recognized how much spatial design it has to offer until taking this course. We all know Target from their bright red walls and bullseye circles, but we rarely think about how much it does to guide us where we need to go and give…

Hunt Library a Place full of Personality

A physical environment that I love to visit is the Hunt Library on Centennial campus.  As a high school student touring colleges, this library was always one of the coolest spots on campus, and now as a student at State, it is such a cool place to visit.  The vibe that is created is fun,…

Navigating Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is the second installment of Nintendo’s Splatoon franchise. First released in 2017, the game is a combination of a puzzle-solving story and a competitive first-person shooter. But what sets Splatoon apart from other first-person shooters is its unique shooting mechanic and how it relates to the environment around it. The goal is not…