The World Is A Book, And Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only One Page” - Saint Augustine
Michael Wesely creates these long exposures over a three year period using a pin hole camera. I think that these are amazing photographs that document evidence of how the view has changed, there are ghost like figures of buildings that have been built over the three years. The images also show the weather patterns over the three years.
I look forward to seeing more of Michael Wesely’s work in the future. He talks of attempts on ten, twenty, even forty year exposures!
“Sarah Wigglesworth was educated at Cambridge University from 1976-1983. In 1991 she was awarded jointly with Jeremy Till the Fulbright Arts Fellowship in Architecture to study the relationship between Theory and Practice in Architecture. This took her to the USA for nine months and has resulted in several articles. Since 1993 she has run her own practice in London. Its best known building to date is the award-winning Straw Bale House and Quilted Office project, an experiment exploring sustainable living on a brownfield site in north London. Sarah sits on several professional committees and awards panels and is the Chair of the Jane Drew Prize founded to celebrate diversity and inclusiveness in architectural activity. In 1998 she was selected by the Sunday Times in their ‘Hot 100’ poll as one of three architects most likely to make an impact on their field in the next ten years. In addition to her practice activities, Sarah has been Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield since January 1999. Sarah has lectured worldwide, most recently at the Architectural Association in London and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. She has published extensively and, in addition to authoring numerous essays, she is joint editor (with Katerina Ruedi and Duncan McCorquodale) of Desiring Practices: architecture, gender and the interdisciplinary (Black Dog Press, 1996) and (with Jeremy Till) The Everyday and Architecture (Academy Wiley, 1998).”
“Representations of interior space rarely show the space is it will be used in reality.”
This drawing shows movement throughout the period of a dinner. Before the dinner the table is well set out and the chairs are all tucked away (right), then whilst the dinner commencing each object has been drawn around every five minutes (centre). Then the final image shows the final layout and the evidence of the chaos (left).
This style of drawing shows how much space a dinner actually needs. When we design an interior space we only draw out a space as shown in the image before the dinner commenced. Every activity requires space to function properly, but our architectural drawings never show how each activity would occupy a space.
Every designer should know how much space is needed for different activities. This method of recording space shows just how hectic life is, and they produce some fascinating detailed drawings that show how the space is used.
To become a designer that will create memorable and well constructed events that will execute the clients brief and explore the full potential of the existing space. I am an organised, adaptable, self-motivated, and social person that is keen to learn new things as well as meet new people and see new places that will help to expand my knowledge in this field.
I thought I would join the bloggers out there to create an online portfolio that will show people my work as well as my general interests.
I attended the University of Brighton to study Interior Architecture BA Hons. This course gave me the skills to take an existing space, looking at it as if it was a blank canvas, and then transform it into a new space with a different function. I made sure that I thought logically as well as creatively so my designs matched the briefs and appeal of the clients, at the same time keeping in mind the conditions that I was trying to create within the space. The shell of any space can be beautiful or it may create a statement, but the atmosphere within the space can create all sorts of emotions and it is important to keep this in mind. It was very important to me that the designs were sensitive to the existing building as to not ruin it but enhance it, making the outcome rich and not rushed.
So here are some examples of my work… as well as some inspiration and things of general interest.
I hope you enjoy… please make comments.