Meditation/Celebration- Meditation and celebration are terms that we talk about a lot in interior architecture. Recently in my environmental design class we are designing a public/private area for the graduate students. It has been a challenge to distinguish between the two spaces and to make them seem like two separate spaces but still be unified into one space. This space that we are designing is all about meditation and celebration. The private part is focused on meditation and the public part is focused on celebration.
Light/Shadow- Light and shadow is something that is very important to design you always have to consider the way the light is going to be playing with your design and the way that shadows are going to be cast throughout the space that you are designing. The graduate lounge that we are currently designing is focused on light and shadow it is we are taking inspiration from our previous light habitat projects that we did. My design was 3-D triangles with cutouts this directs light and causes shadows in my graduate space I try to include more light in the public space and more shadow in the private.
Literal/Abstract- In my opinion all design has some form of literal and abstract parts to it. In a design you usually have an idea behind it or a story and then you abstract it into an idea for a design. In history and theory of design we talk about how modern design is often times abstract and clean lines. In designing my graduate lounge I have had to take and abstract my light habitat project and turn it into a design idea for my space.
Monologue/Dialogue – Monologue and dialogue is something that is really important in design it is about how the different aspects speak to each other and how you communicate with the design. In history and theory of design we talk about how buildings speak to you about how the idea and shapes relate to the past for example we talked about how the insurance company goes back to the pyramids. When communicating with a client you have to have good monologue/dialogue the monologue is your description of your ideas and the dialogue is the speaking back and forth.
Transpose/Juxtapose- Juxtapose is when something is put side by side for comparison transpose means to rearrange something or to change it around. In my history and theory of design class we have been talking a lot about modern buildings. In doing this we talk about transpose and juxtapose in the since that we compare a lot of different buildings and designers to each other. We have been comparing a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs from his bungalow inspired designs to his later designs such as falling water.
Synopsis-This week’s opus focuses on the ides of words the complement each other and words that oppose each other. Often times in the design world you have to think about certain pieces and how they relate or how they dint relate. For example you have to make sure that light and shadow complement each other you cannot look at shadow without looking at light.