The Top Ten List of Art I Produced at D.C.A.D.

I have place several images here that I believe is my strongest work to date from my experience at Delaware College of Art & Design. Of course the are more than ten images, however this is the best art that I had been produced during my two years at college. From Graphic Design, Drawing II, Photography I, Visual Communications, and Illustration these images represent the extent of my learning and the ever vigilant pursuit in the realm of artistic achievement!

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Inspiration Rx # 12

This posting comes to us via Norway where the Aurlandsfjellet Tourist Route opens to the public next month. This scenic mountianous road starts at a platform that stands perched over 650 feet to Norway’s deepest  fjord. The view must be absolutely stunning to say the least, for across from the platform is a white capped mountain that stretch as far as the eye can see. Take a look for yourself and enjoy a picturesque view at  http://www.dezeen.com/2012/08/11/slideshow-feature-aurlandsfjellet-tourist-route/

The Hilltop stairway  built by the Dutch NEXT Architects firm, seems on the surface to a small and rather ordinary walkway set on top of a hill. However a topographical view of the structure  give the viewer another perspective. The overall shape of the structure resembles a teardrop that had been taken from the yen yang symbol. Due to the design of this walkway, many start off by taking a walk on it, but somewhere along the way, people have ended up just hopping off of it. Pleasing to the eye, perhaps not so much for the body. Check it out at  http://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/04/elastic-perspective-hilltop-staircase-next-architects/

Now a days, China has been on an artistic and architectural push, and this is no different. A New York design firm WXY Architecture had built this , what appears to be a double helix structure  as a foot bridge that even in the evening seem a safe place to walk due to the entire bridge is illuminated at night. Located on the Nanhe-River, the structure is simple in its approach yet spans across the river to connect two land masses in the Xinjin in the Sichuan province of China. See more on this topic at ://www.dezeen.com/2010/06/27/nanhe-river-landscape-bridge-by-wxy-architecture/

Speaking in terms of conceptual design, a firm named moomoo has put together a mock up of their latest concept the I house. It is a house that is entirely wrapped in insulation that was initially intended to be used primarily on roofs. The overall result seems to be much plainer that that of the traditional home that has windows and so forth, for the covering do not appear to accommodate the windows. See more on this interesting approach to design see here at   http://www.dezeen.com/2012/12/12/dezeens-a-zdvent-calendar-l-house-by-moomoo-architects/

Out of Germany come this rather interesting take on the cube and just what can be done to change and or manipulate it to serve the needs of the builder or the designers client. It is a cantilevered white structure is which the same motif that is seen from the outside is mimicked on the inside in terms of the simplicity. Really cool Design, see it here at   http://www.dezeen.com/2012/12/18/dezeens-a-zdvent-calendar-house-r-by-bembe-dellinger/

 

Inspiration Rx #11

Fresh off the press during the Expo in Milan is a unique collection of furniture and window coverings that were designed by Dutch designer Lex Pot. They achieve this stunning effect by sandblasting the soft areas leaving behind what looks like installed yet very fine toothpick panels. Read the article at http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/17/diptych-sandblasted-wood-new-window-lex-pott-milan-2014/

They say bigger is better, and man is this place huge! A London based firm named Grimshaw, working with Nordic and Haptic has announced plans for what may be the largest airport terminals located in Istanbul. This will be the largest airport under one roof. See the images and be amazed at http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/16/grimshaw-unveils-worlds-largest-airport-terminal-under-one-roof-for-istanbul/

Now this is sure to inspire anyone, especially those who appreciate gardens. Grimshaw, along with Samoo have collaborated on the building of a National Ecology Center botanical greenhouses in South Korea where exotic birds, tropical plants, and even waterfalls are housed inside this huge biodome. What more fascinating than the building is the overall shape of the structures themselves. http://www.dezeen.com/2013/11/07/national-ecology-center-botanic-greenhouses-by-grimshaw-and-samoo/

Up some zzzz’s, then this is what you have been waiting for. A sofa that fuses the latest sound absorbing technology while maintaining versatility. Introducing the MEET sofa, designed exclusively for different types of activity, whether family or business, this sofa handles it all. check it out at http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/19/meet-sofa-fattorini-rizzini-partners-offecct-milan-2014/

This next citing take the term form fit to the next level. Web site named Dezeen, along with Mini Frontiers, micro robotics have teamed together to change the face of the fashion industry as we have come to know it. As the title of the report states, ” Cloths will shrink to fit at the push of a button within the next five years. See this revolutionary new look and technology at  http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/21/movie-studio-xo-lady-gaga-anemone-benjamin-males/

 

 

 

Inspiration Rx #10

You know, there is something to be said about innovation in design. The firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson had designed the lodge for a family at the Kicking Horse Mountain  ski resort in Canada, was named as one of the top architects and earned the  American Institute of Architects‘ 2014 Housing Awards earlier this week. As striking as the exterior appears, the most impressive was the interior, with the stairwell was utilized as a dresser, rather than the arrant bathroom. See for yourself the sleek and function resort at     http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/11/kicking-horse-residence-bohlin-cywinski-jackson-ski-resort-canada/

Gotta give it to the Aussies for this one, a pavilion that combines a sharp sloped roof with the curvature base on the Australian countryside. Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects built this structure which resembles the famous auditorium locate in Sydney. Behold the spaciousness of this building and stand in awe at  http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/05/national-arboretum-australia-park-tonkin-zulaikha-greer-taylor-cullity-lethlean/

Here is an example of furniture that offers a change of direction. A Berlin clothing store buy Mexican design studio Zeller & Moye use display stands that are concertina-shaped stands on the sales floor. A change in the way that a stores sale floor is utilized. Although they are made of raw concrete boards, the look and feel are soft and contrast well to the walls that frame the store. Learn more about this design at  http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/11/zigzag-cement-board-berlin-clothing-store-odeeh-zeller-and-moye/

In China, a marvelous structure is being built that appears to defy gravity. The plan is to have the building complete for the run up to the next Milan 2015 Expo. Studio Link -Ar, and Chinese founded company headed up by Chinese architects Yichen Lu and Qinwen Cai, accompanied by Kenneth Namkung had collaborated along with Tsinghua University to create this wavy structure. http://www.dezeen.com/2014/04/01/china-pavilion-expo-milano-2015/

In the spirit of this particular posting, I finish with a rather odd looking structure which reminds me of a Roger and Martin Dean creation. A Chilean architect named Smiljan Radic designed the Serpentine Pavilion and was named designer of the year constructing this edifice translucent domed structure out of white fiberglass. See it here at http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/12/smiljan-radic-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-2014/