Between Silence + Light

Craft – Since the beginning of the Interior Architecture program at UNCG, we have learned that great craft still isn’t enough to please the instructors. Craft is the technical term for constructing or building things. For our very first project we were asked to use paper and construct a place for a leaf using good craft. Craft isn’t a one shot deal. It takes practice and dedication to figure out how to manipulate materials to work with you. For example, you can’t make chipboard bend, therefore using exceptional craft, cutting or scoring the board gives you the ability to create a fine and smooth curve. Knowing to score the board only comes with experience, experimentation, and practice. Nearly two semesters later, our class is learning how to manipulate more firm and durable material to our fit. To experiment we are given the chance to work with cardboard due to its sturdy similarities.

Public/Private – In infrastructure, designers are challenged to demonstrate and illustrate public and private areas in the designated location. It is important to label these areas to show hierarchy in diagrams such as plans and informational diagrams.

Technique – Along with craft, technique takes practice. Interior Architecture demands multiple techniques in a variety of situations. For example, learning computer techniques such as photoshop, autocad, and sketchup is valuable in finishing products and design. Learning techniques such as line weight, rendering, and perspectives give the designer a wide range of creativity that a computer can’t comprehend. Practicing and knowing multiple techniques grants the designer a freedom that most artists dream of. A regular artist puts media to paper and calls it a day; a interior architect can put media to paper, plot it out on a computer, make adjustments, and execute it in a grand scale.

Language – My Precedent Analysis – Burj Al Arab – is a building that speaks the language of money because of its high-style luxurious beauty it suggests. The Eiffel Tower is another structure that speaks on a deeper level. To be put in the city of Paris and have it stand as one leaves tourists speechless and amazed. The tower states that it is a unique individual in a large population.

Virtual – Virtual is computer based and is a distortion of reality. Computer science has given the world virtual reality, which is “a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way.”

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