This week, I put together some diagrams that build off of the language of the first illustration created last week. As mentioned in the last post, the intro page illustration was designed to be a “teaser” for the pages to follow and get the viewer interested in exploring the the project deeper without giving too much away. The site analysis drawings produced this week are meant to bring some clarity to the underlying concepts of the project and help make sense of the intro illustration.
Many of the formal moves in the design are related to the shift in the grid system which are derived from the major axis of the campus. This idea therefore took hierarchy graphically in the diagrams by using cool tones set within the warm background. I also wanted to emphasise the spatial relationships created by the placement of the new design so again I used cool colors to contrast the warm tones. I tend to layout all my project pages by moving from a macro view of the project (site plans, diagrams, process work) into more specifics and details of the project (floor plans, sections, vignette renderings) as the pages progress. For this diagrams spread, I began with a macro view of the site with several diagrams overlayed on top of each other. I then broke down the overlayed diagrams into each individual diagram. I finished with a zoomed in view of the design explaining the proportional relationships. The next few spreads will look at the floor plans, sections and elevations continuing the idea of getting deeper into the details as the viewer moves through the pages.
I have been making a big push to finish up this first series of portfolio pages before the end of the summer. Because of this, I haven’t had much time to really breakdown the individual illustrations and explain the workflow. I plan to get a deeper into this stuff once the summer slows down and I get some more free time to allocate to this site. I am almost done with this portfolio (this being the last project) in which case I will start to look at finishing touches and printing. Stay tuned
WOW! This is absolutely amazing, such a beautiful way to represent a concept. Are this images hand drawn or made with software?
can you please make a tutorial of how you achieved this mosaic effect.
helo, what is the easiest way to import dwg file with gud quality in photoshop.??
OMG … love your work as always. Can't wait for the tutorial. You're an invaluable source of inspiration and reference. Thanks for making this site of yours! I'm sure lots of other people appreciate it.
Everything is Photoshop. Nothing is hand drawn
I hope to revisit parts of this portfolio later on to go into more detail on how they were created
I typically plot to a PDF. This allows you to import into Illustrator or Photoshop maintaining really crisp lines
Thanks Alex. but how to control the line weight and the quality of the pdf declines re sizing it in phtoshp.. a little help here…:)
your simply a genius , i wasn't sure of what you were doing from the previous post , but now after seeing this am just mind blown. thank your sir ,
I can honestly say I have learnt more from your amazing site than I have from most professors over the years. Thank you fine sir.
A Phd. of bettering the design world is what you need!
will you be putting up a tutorial of how to do this?
Just wanted to say I've been following this blog for the last 2 years and it has helped me enormously going through my undergrad degree. I've been recommending it to friends constantly. Please keep up the good work.
Wow!! Really Amazing!! I love this! Could you please put up a tutorial of how to do this? It's will really helpful!
where can i find the tutorial for this? Its beautiful!! love your work Alex. You the reason i am doing better at my course. thank you!!
Interesting article! Thank you for sharing them! I hope you will continue to have similar posts to share with
This is so fun! What a great idea. Also I love how authentic you seem to be. Your style and passion for blogging is contagious. Thank you for sharing your life!
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very fond of your unique representations.. can u please tell me how to create the effect of creating colored grids with texture?