Friday, October 25, 2013

1st Floor Pin-up

After the midterm critique, I decided to change a lot of the design work that I already did. After talking to the guest speakers, I rearranged the back half of the Pharmacy so that the circulation is on the inside, instead of the outside, and I also changed the displays to resemble the ones in the bike shop, even though they will differ in material. In the bike shop, I mainly changed the displays. But the biggest difference in both places is the ceiling. In the pharmacy, I have lowered ovals that help to define space as well as house light fixtures for illumination. In the bike shop, I incorporated a dropped ceiling design that resembles the spokes of a bike wheel, which relates to the location of bike displays. In the pharmacy, I would like for the materials and displays to be brighter, cleaner, and more white, whereas the bike shop can be darker materials and displays. I believe that my design will be able to be full experienced once I complete my renderings and perspectives.


After having everyone walk around and talk to me about my project, I certainly have a lot of changes that I need to make. My Pharmacy and Bike Shop are the areas that I am having the most difficulties with, but I believe that once I sit down and rethink about my design and make it connect with my concept, then the right design is sure to follow. I was pleased to learn, however, that my design is not endangering any lives and that it meets the code requirements. Jerry spoke to me about changing the whole that is punched through the 1st floor to the basement and make it relate to the stairs so that people know that they are connected. I believe that I will use an oval instead of a circle because Lauren pointed out that the whole was the only full circle and didn't seem to fit within the space and my design. Jo really found something in a display that I proposed for the bike shop, so I think that I will incorporate it throughout my design. All in all, I got great feedback from everyone and it has given me a lot to think about, but I'm sure that I will come up with a better and more thought out design.