Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bungalow: Process

A few quick sketches of the space with my concept in mind.

Sconces and chandeliers

Table and chair ideas.

Dining room set design.

East Elevation.

South Elevation

West Elevation

North Elevation

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bungalow: image + metaphor

Besides sheer excitement for this new bungalow project my thoughts are leading me to research 1920’s styles, designs, trends and fads. I have come across a few words that I am strongly considering looking into in order to formulate my final concept. These words are: big band jazz, ragtime, the roaring 20’s, and “the Charleston”. I noted that all of these ideas seam to include notions of repetition, emphasis, harmony, color, and texture. As I become aware of the sounds from big band music in the roaring 20’s (specifically the song, the Charleston) I begin to imagine a space with chairs and tables possessing rhythm and repetition of geometry. Some materials I imagine are wood paneling and plaster on the walls- these materials correspond to the low base tones in the musical composition. I also plan on incorporating copper throughout the room- this material will represent the percussion section of the band.