Clicky

Derek Jackson (Bwana Kahawa)
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 37

Thread: Derek Jackson (Bwana Kahawa)

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default Derek Jackson (Bwana Kahawa)

    Wow, cheers for putting this together Ronen - looks like it took a lot of work!

    Really looking forward to getting going.

    Derek
    Last edited by Bwana Kahawa; 10-28-2010 at 09:44 PM.

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Right, first thoughts on inspirational buildings. Bit of a mix of stuff, but a common theme is elements stacking on top of and around each other, each of a similar size - no one piece having a dominance.

    (All credits to the original photographers!)

    First off, the Tietgen Hall of Residence in Copenhagen by Lundgaard and Tranberg.
    Attached Images Attached Images     

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Next up, Herzog & de Meuron's Vitra Haus (think someone else has also referenced this). I love the shot of the central exterior space with all the various structures crossing overhead.
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Huski Apartments by Elenberg Fraser Architecture
    Attached Images Attached Images      

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default

    And a few other random single images:
    Herzog & de Meuron's 56 Leonard Street
    Will Alsop's Chips
    Headcorn Minimalist House by Eldridge Smerin

    Although I'm not sure what direction I'll go yet, something overlapping and criss-crossing will hopefully come into it somewhere...
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  7. #6
    Member Dave Buckley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    88

    Default

    nice references, some of these reminded me of the Manchester Civil Courts building that is about 5 minutes away from where I live

    Check it out it's by Denton Corker Marshall, who appear to have a few nice 'hovering' pieces of architecture
    3D Artist at The Neighbourhood

    Website
    Twitter

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Right, started exploring forms. I've taken one of the modules, placed several in line to create a 'tube' of modular pieces, then explored layering these tubes in geometric forms with a few random changes in length. Four possible options explored here - a hexagon, a kite, a spiral and a triangle.

    From the ground level views, I'm inclined to rule out the spiral, but the others are interesting. My favourite would probably be option 4, with a little vertical expansion to give it some presence.

    Some of the cantilevers are a little unrealistic so I may shorten them or put in some supporting columns, or maybe just leave them as they are.

    Picturing these being highly timber clad with timber screens along the walkways.

    Will develop them more at the weekend.
    Attached Images Attached Images        

  9. #8
    Junior Member eole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    France
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Hi Derek,
    I like the kapla-building idea.
    I'm sure you'll find ways to make it look as nice in close shots as in far shots.
    Good luck.
    Eole.

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Buckley View Post
    nice references, some of these reminded me of the Manchester Civil Courts building that is about 5 minutes away from where I live

    Check it out it's by Denton Corker Marshall, who appear to have a few nice 'hovering' pieces of architecture
    Just had a look - very similar! (Can't say I like the blank facade to the side of it though - makes it quite ugly in some ways!). Cheers for the pointer.

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Right, developed the concept a little more to be able to pick a form.

    The structure will be a kind of plant research facility - timber clad offices on the lower floors, with rooftop greenhouses stretching the length of the building.

    The timber will provide solar shading, but let interesting light formations pass through the slats, adding to the layers.

    A terraced business park landscape is the most likely setting, although I'm open to ideas.

    A very natural grey / yellow / green colour palette for this one.

    I'll start modelling up the timber aspect next, to be able to replicate it along the office floors.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  12. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Zadar, Croatia
    Posts
    11

    Default

    hm...

    same concept as mine with same reference...
    I was thiininking in the same direction...

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    36

    Default

    Sorry! Guess great minds think alike, as they say... Mind you, with this concept, picking a different angle will create a completely different image anyway - I'm sure they'll end up very different!

    Looking forward to seeing where yours goes.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •