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This is an Andy Goldsworthy art installation, I recently experienced in the Presidio on San Francisco,
It’s a , ‘Are you kidding me?’ space; one to come back to, time and time again.
This space surely defines the notions of ‘involvement.’
I borrow this concept from the text of Ed Bacon in his book, ‘Design of Cities.’
He references a Francesco Guardi sketch and speaks to the notions that create
involvement: ‘space that creates an all-encompassing experience.’
Here are the ingredients:
Meeting the sky: dynamic spatial forms, sensory spatial qualities.
Meeting the ground: how a building arises from the earth, defining the base.
Points in Space: tension/closure; relationships/context.
Recession of Planes: processional, sensory space.
Design in Depth: penetration/movement, excitement of entry.
Ascent and Descent: joy of anticipation of up and down.
Convexity and Concavity: positive and negative spatial involvement.
Relationship to people: scale and proportion, reachable and understandable.
(photo: Heidi Hansen)
Tomorrow, I head to an architect’s office to talk to a group of architects and designers about the key role of the power of mark-making in their design process; specifically in their practice. One’s own authentic line provides the designer the essential, evocative direction, so necessary in today’s world of architectural design.
Illustration requires a keen sense; specifically, collating strong design concepts; collaborating with creative team members and utilizing every tool available to represent appropriately information for a specific audience.
As I gather clues and sketch out rough diagrams, I ask my clients “Is this what you have in mind?” The team gets inspired to see their ideas in 3 dimensions and even more flow of ideas are evaluated and discussed, strengthening concept. Soon, I am ready to get to work; combining and reinforcing the views with a dynamic viewpoint, typically eye-level; how one would truly experience the space.
Below are a few examples of ‘final’ though appropriately conceptual perspectives for an interior project recently created.
Collaboration is everything!