Posts Tagged With space design

NC State’s Street Light Banners

A few weeks ago, I took some pictures of a Land Rover in front of D. H. Hill library because the weather was gray and moody. The mise en scene of each shot was consistent, pleasant, and the midcentury architecture of D. H.Hill was shining. There was, however, one issue – the bright red NC…

Navigating Space: The North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art or the NCMA has two main buildings; the East building that houses its more temporary exhibitions and the West building that plays home to some newer pieces and the permanent collection along with outdoor sections and a park that boasts beautiful views and sculptures. The outdoor section between the…

Navigating Space: Hunt Library

For my analysis of a spatial environment, I chose to examine Hunt Library on Centennial Campus. In this particular structure, the architecture firm Snøhetta attempted to design a technologically-sophisticated collaborative learning space. To do this, the architecture is kept extremely modern and simplistic, with the primary medium being steel and glass. Inside the structure, the…

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

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…

Eddie Opara visits College of Design!

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,…

Trader Joe’s

Grocery shopping is something everyone has to do in their lives, at least a few times. Just about every week or so I’m at the grocery store. I’ve gone back and forth between all the different chains, but I keep finding myself going back to Trader Joe’s. Honestly, the biggest reason comes down to money…

Stuart Candy: To World a Better Design

Stuart Candy, in his lecture titled ‘To World a Better Design,’ describes his work with experiential futures. The sheer aspect of reality and its relation to design led me to become both intrigued and puzzled by the vast array of problems that design can solve. He led me to realize that a good designer doesn’t…

Aris Venetikidis: Making Sense of Maps

Aris Venetikidis begins his presentation by providing a short description of how he lives where he does today. He quickly describes how his family migrated from Asia Minor to Greece originally to escape a genocide approximately one hundred years ago. Then, he maps out how since that event, migration has remained consistent in his family’s…

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…