Monday, January 14, 2013

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

corbusier contemporaries

[Vi & Joseph] Corbusier Contemporaries

This museum exhibition at the H&R Block Art Space is a tribute to Le Corbusier's 19th Century architecture and how it has influenced and inspired the progressive architecture that we see today. Corbusier's five points focus on how support structures give freedom of space for open floor plans and for free facades of a structure. He stresses the value and benefits of a rooftop garden and how light and windows can be used to open a space. This exhibition compares how today's architecture has adopted and adapted Corbusier's architectural dogma. Using an iPhone, the visitors can also scan QR codes for more information as well as additional imagery of the pictured architecture.

Corbusier Contemporaries

Friday, February 24, 2012


Taylor Pruit & Joseph Shopen

A monument to bring people together and to illuminate the concept of people coming together as a community. The structure is placed in the heart of the nation bringing all people together from north south east and west. A light is under the person when they walk on the structure. 

When people come together, more light is generated thus visually emphasizing the idea of togetherness. The tall structures are symbolic of various individuals coming together as a whole.

This monument can be experienced during the day, but it’s more powerful at night due the natural idea of light being more dominate in the dark. The night helps to emphasize the light which is active underneath anyperson who crosses the threshold. This will hopefully attract people from the highway and side roads to come and see what’s going on. 

NEW THOUGHT when people come together there's a little tinkling of a bell. and when more join together you hear more bells. Or you hear a symphony building up. (what about different groups in different places?) or should there be a consistently different spot that people have to find together? or do they always go to the center? symphony in the prairie. sound could be amazing. 

first you see the light. use light to draw people in. - up high (color or mirror in the day time). must draw people in from a distance... tinkerbell-like light... a subtle curious light (can be seen way high up and way far away [i.e. a candle alone can be seen from miles away at night...]) —lightning bugs?— sort of like aaaaaaa hologram?... reflection in a small mirror can be seen from far away in the day as well... 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Form Exploration For Monument

It helped me to think of making a 2D logo for "community" and then thinking how to make that logo 3D. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

LIGHT and dark

brain storming

...Black and light. 

concept 1

concept 2

concept 3 - *upload

concept 4  *upload
    use type (ambiguous words subtly seen) and sound (ambiguous sounds and quotations philosophy, from films, with music - collage of appropriate sounds).

concept 5  *upload
   a way to embody  dark and embody light. seamlessly... as night time is all around us and daylight is all around us. - in a small room... (any-shaped construction) that surrounds you and at any moment it can get light or dark ... sketch it. light and dark comes from outside the room and projected onto the walls (from outside). walls could be a thin fabric-like material, or a kind of frosted glass or whatever. 

concept 6  *upload

cool random pics/visual audit sort of neat item: