BLA - the exciting sequel!
Semester 2 is slowly sliding into full gear, and as such, a new highly exciting barrage of projects is manifesting itself in the studio. Time consuming, yes, but (as mentioned), highly exciting!
The design studio's first project is oriented towards model-building with, of course, some design. We are given the size, shape, and orientation of the Pit in the LA building as an outer "shell" and have to design the inside as it were our own apartment. There is also a 6-m outdoor extension off one side which needs to be designed/built as well. I think that the main challenge is making sure everything in the model is to scale (1:25), as well as proper pacing to make sure that everything is done consistantly well. Essentially, everything must be made (using non-prepared model-sized objects, such as dollhouse accessories or model railroad trees, etc) from beds, shrubs, tables, chairs, sofas, bookcases. This includes the kitchen sink!
My current thoughts for my space: very sleek, contemporary, clean, and bright! There's one wall of south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows (which are the only windows), so trying to keep the space open enough to allow natural light to reach all corners of the space has been a challenge! I'm still working on a layout and, as the [interior] space is just barely under 895 square feet, fitting everything in just right is a challenge.