5.3 Critical Reflection: Second Draft

Although now still and dormant, the 1934 structure stands as an exemplification to the outstanding engineering work executed at Q121. Mahogany fan blades, outdated control rooms and concrete tunnels may contribute to an obsolete perception, however it was formerly the greatest innovation of aeronautical and aerodynamic development. Two immense concrete openings face each other. One is a colossal wooden fan designed to drag air through the void separating them, where aeroplanes as well as … Continue reading 5.3 Critical Reflection: Second Draft

5.2 Critical Reflection – Page layout second draft

Upon further reflection of my previous page layout example, feedback from my group tutorials raised the issue that grid structure was too perpendicular and horizontal. To develop the notion of movement within my book design, I used the existing grid structure but shifted it at a 45 degree angle. This links in with my design for … Continue reading 5.2 Critical Reflection – Page layout second draft

5.1 Critical reflection: Page layout first draft

  The image above demonstrates a typical page layout for my artist book. The text within this page is taken from the first paragraph of my critical reflection, introducing the site. Inspired from the Futurist movement and emphasis on breaking tradition the layout of the page does not follow the 'typical' form. Movement is represented … Continue reading 5.1 Critical reflection: Page layout first draft

5.0 Critical reflection: First draft

Although now still and dormant, the 1934 structure stands as an exemplification to the outstanding engineering work executed at Q121. Mahogany fan blades, outdated control rooms and concrete tunnels may contribute to an obsolete perception, however it was formerly the greatest innovation of aeronautical and aerodynamic development. In its time, many of the countries leading engineers came together here to test the performance of aircrafts … Continue reading 5.0 Critical reflection: First draft

3.1 Artist book consideration: Futurist Typography

Having gained a wider understanding of the Futurist movement, upon further reflection on my artist book consideration, I felt that my initial idea of a flip book is too much of a literal representation of my concept. The Futurist movement had a heavy emphasis on breaking tradition, characterised by dynamic and abstract forms. Founded by the Italian writer … Continue reading 3.1 Artist book consideration: Futurist Typography

4.1 Critical Reflection: Futurist Architecture

Futurist architecture (part of the futurism artistic movement) is a form of architecture that came to reject traditional and earlier aesthetics, introducing new ways based on two major issues: motion and machine. This new artistic concept, they understood as a fundamental feature of modern life. Antonio Sant'Elia, who, although built little, translated the futurist vision … Continue reading 4.1 Critical Reflection: Futurist Architecture

3.0 Critical Reflection: Artist book consideration

My overall design concept for Q121 refers to the previous characteristics of the building as well as relating to the essence of its new occupancy, a space that emphasises speed and velocity. This concept of movement is the essence I wish to translate into the form of my critical reflection. A flip book is a good example of … Continue reading 3.0 Critical Reflection: Artist book consideration

2.0 Critical Reflection: Implied Motion in Art

My aim for Q121 is to bring the space back to life through the representation of speed and movement. This notion relates to the previous functionality of the building as well as characterising the essence of McLaren. The challenge for me now is how to capture the concept of motion and velocity within a static environment? … Continue reading 2.0 Critical Reflection: Implied Motion in Art