Archway - Simple Lines, Archway - Geometric Windows, Archway - Perforated Cladding. I like simple lines of the pillar, as it gives a minimalist aesthetic. The pillar is made from concrete, so it is cold to the touch and it has an industrial feeling. I like the geometric shape of the reflective windows on the skyscraper, the windows are coloured in a random order that blends from dark blue to light blue, this gives a dispersion effect. The blue on the building matches and seamlessly blends in with the sky behind it. I like the gradient on the perforated cladding, the holes go from big to small in a staggered pattern, when light shines through the holes it casts interesting shadows.
Archway - Modular Facade, Archway - Tonal Details, Archway - Cube Balcony. The modular design of the skyscraper facade gives it an organised and regular look. The reflection of the sky contrasts nicely with the muted brass tones of the metal. I like the indentations of the building as it adds shadows to the wall and adds more depth and character to the wall. The cube balcony design is modern, because it has sharp angular lines. The panelling for the balcony is a perforated sheet if metal that has a marble like pattern, this allows for light to pass through, while still having some privacy. The holes in the panel would also allow for wind to pass and circulate through the balcony.
Archway - Metal Panel, Archway - Monotone Wall, Archway - Vertical Slabs. I like the linear lines of these walls, it gives a very structured look. The all white monotone colour scheme used lets the light show the texture by emphasising the highlights and shadows, white can give off a peaceful and serene mood, it gives off a modern and minimal feel. The corrugation in the metal sheet adds extra strength and stability to the panel, so it won't be as easily bent or warped. Even though every part of the wall is coloured white, the textures allow you to distinguish different materials. The wooden slats on the wall are positioned in a way that reveals more of the window as you walk past them.
Archway - Rough Bricks, Archway - Tessellated Bricks, Archway - Herringbone Bricks. The rough bricks have very deep lines in them, which creates very dark shadows, the bricks are rather unpleasant to touch, as they can be quite sharp. The gaps in the bricks also make them quite porous. The tessellating bricks create a repeating herringbone pattern that can be tiled to any scale. The areas around the bricks allow for moss to grow, so over time the bricks will all be surrounded in moss, which creates a raised soft texture. I like tessellation within a tessellation on the herringbone bricks, as it makes the wall have a more tactile feeling to it. I like the contrast between the textured bricks and smooth cement holding them together.
Archway - Perforated Brickwork, Archway - Perforated Window Shutters, Archway - Perforated Brickwork. The staggered pattern of the bricks uses half as many bricks, the square holes cast geometric shadows as light leaks into the building. The perforations in the brickwork allows the light to pass through while still maintaining some privacy. The rolling window shutters are made in metal strips with holes punched through them. The strip design allows for them to be rolled up into a compact shape when not in use. The metal shutters provide protection and also allows you to see inside. I like the contrast between the tightly packed brickwork and the looser open pattern. The definite line between the two creates a window without glass.
Archway - Textured Metal, Archway - Raised Pavement, Archway - Herringbone Brick. The alternating raised pattern on the metal sheet was used on the staircase, the added textures gives the surface more grip and more traction when you are walking on them. The raised bumps on the pavement are made for people who are visually impaired, it allows them to identify where to cross the road, as they can feel the bumps under their feet. The way the bumps are spaced out allows for the pattern to be consistent as you put the tiles together. The wave pattern on the brick guides rain water through it's gaps in a angular pattern. The pattern can be created by pouring the bricks into a textured mould.
Folded - Matthew Shlian - White, Matthew Shlian - Retina, Matthew Shlian - Rotate. Shlian is inspired by Islamic tile patterns and the way they tessellate with each other. He uses digital software such as Rhino to design the paper panels, he can adjusts the parametric values of the shapes to form different patterns. He uses a flatbed plotter cutter to cut the nets of the shapes precisely and efficiently. He then creases the paper using a bone folder for sharper folds, after that, he applies glue accurately with a needle tipped applicator. Then, he attaches the paper shapes to a large board, creating an impressive piece which has fluidity and smooth transitions that appear to move.
Modular - Coco Sato - Origami Sacred Geometry. These paper panels are made using modular origami pieces called sonobe. The pattern is different on both sides, one where the tetrahedrons are convex, while the other side has concave tetrahedrons. They can be used on a smaller scale or when used in large quantities can be very expansive. These pieces are attached to a frame and can be used to decorate a home. The use of various colours adds a random element to the piece. I like the second piece where there are gaps in the tessellation, this allows you to see the surface behind it. The subtle change in colour in the third piece gives a soft gradient to the entire piece, which leads the eye.
Porous - Zaha Hadid - KAPSARC, Zaha Hadid - Galaxy Soho, Zaha Hadid - Morpheus Hotel. Many of Zaha Hadid's designs are modern and futuristic, the predominant use of white gives it a sterile and stark feeling. I like the geometric ceiling used as it fills the room with intricate shadows which change as the sun changes positions in the sky. I like the evenly spaced out bands on the office building as it gives a regular pattern which is pleasing to the eye. The straight lines are juxtaposed by the curved shape of the buildings. The metal framework on the hotel creates an exoskeleton around the entire building. The porous shape gives it the appearance of bacteria which has spread across the building.
Tessellated - Issey Miyake - Prism Pouch, Issey Miyake - Pleated Baseball Cap, Issey Miyake - Bao Bao Bag. The textile for these pieces are made using a softer material with a more rigid stiff material adhered on top, this allows the fabric to fold along the seams and create an origami like effect. The contrast between the white triangles and the black seams shows off the fold lines and outlines the folds. The triangular tessellation is contoured to fit around the human head in the cap. I like how the tessellation is carried on to the brim of the hat to give continuity. The more things you put in the tote bag the rounder the bag appears to be. The reflective material scatters the light around.
Faceted - HAY - Ori Grinder, HAY - Paper Porcelain, HAY - Colour Vase. The faceted design of the grinders give them added grip for when using them, the simple design has a very minimalist style, it also fits together when not in use. The coloured exterior allows for easy identification of it's contents. The paper pocerlain collection appears to be made from paper when it is actually porcelain. This juxtaposes the luxurious expensive material of porcelain with the cheap disposable material of paper. The handles resemble paper tabs, which look hard to hold on to. The faceted surface of the glass vase distorts the light behind it and refracts light as it passes through it. The glass vase was hand blown into a mould to achieve the faceted shape.
Segmented - Jiyong Lee - Green Leaf Cuboid, Jiyong Lee - White Segmentation-Construction, Jiyong Lee - Segmentation With Missing Block. These sculptural glass pieces are made using frosted glass, so they have a matte surface to them. The blocks of glass are sliced into triagular segments, then rearranged and headed up to reattach them. colour can be added to the faces of the cut faces, this is diffused by the frosted glass and it creates a soft glow of colour. I like the use of a similar colour pallet as they create a good harmony within the piece. The all white colour of the second piece gives it an ethereal look. The varied colours are also effective, as they give a sense of chaos to the piece.