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Major Project: Finalising The Presentation & Continues Sketches

This morning I have been proofreading and finalising the presentation slides for this Wednesday as I have to present my forefront field in front of the class. Then back on working to producing sketches of the building, I should began doing the modelling process at some point during the week to mock-up the initial model and refine it in the weekends.

At the same time, I have been thinking about the material, and texture which will be used to cover on the surface of the artefact such as organic materials, solar panels texture, windows texture and door texture as these materials will be created using Photoshop.

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Major Project: Further Sketches Of The Initial Drawings

Today, I will be continuing working on more sketches of the building to produce drawings which includes surroundings as well as standalone drawings to show a more precise refined sketches before moving on to develop the initial building model next week. Ideally, I should have sketches to show the four sides of the building with refined exterior designs. Along with sketches to show the surroundings of the building.

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Major Project: Sketches Of The Chosen Building

After spend quite some time in researching architectural visualisation, and I think is time to start producing more sketches of the chosen model from the previous initial sketches. Looking back at the initial sketches I produced few weeks back, I decided to continue the one which is more similar to the modern architecture and combined with alien spaceship alike rooftop. The reason being is because this architectural is what modern architectural have, but with futuristic characteristic within.

However, compared with the previous sketches I have modified a few changes such as the windows and the doors. This is due to the fact that I was inspired by the recent research into exterior designs, especially the arch designs. The designer combined traditional designs with modern architectural, which makes it interesting and a strong contrast in a good way. Another advantage is that, it enables more sunlight and air flow into the building as this is one of many sustainable architecture characteristics.

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Major Project: Report On Progress

Today, I had a meeting with the award tutor to discuss the progress as well as if I have any problems or issues with the project. The tutor has confirmed that he have received the revised planning folder and signed off. I have informed the tutor that I am about a week behind schedule due to the reworded plan. Over the past week or so, the focus was to produce sketches and primary research into sustainable architecture which is coming on well.

Moreover, the upcoming two weeks will be focusing on more 2D images and also look into 3D images as well as animations research on how innovate buildings are communicated through moving images. In addition, more primary research into specific details on architectural visualisation such as roofs, doors, windows air control and water management etc.

Another aspect to consider is about the context of the sketches and the wider urban system. For example, the building forms a part of… think about the people – how do they get in and out……? Therefore, the next two weeks I will be producing more sketches on paper, and think about the surroundings such as four sides with some details – the main entrance, a terrace etc. as well as have made a choice about the building and its overall form then move to illustrator.

Overall, the tutor is happy with the progress and the research I have done so far.

Major Project: Sketches

Continue the morning with producing more sketches of the concept idea. So far have produced a number of initial concept designs of the idea. However, I will be continue but I will be research into details of the building and trying to get a sense of the details as I would like to work on the details of the exterior in a more in-depth sketches in the next week or so.

So far, I am mainly focusing on producing initial concept designs whenever a new concept come across my mind and draw it with pencil and paper. This is a quick and effective way to document concept designs.

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Major Project: Sketch & Skyscraper’s Concept Designs

Continue to create more sketches to a more detailed drawing in order to show the green building in a more complete form. Another area I have been look into is the skyscrapers as it comes in different shapes and sizes as some also looked like futuristic buildings which I think it is beneficial to me as I want to produce more sketches before making the decision to select one for further development.

Those examples share the same concept is that it is going up but with its very own characteristic within. This is what I want to have in my artefact is to have its own characteristic rather than just another normal building.

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Skyscrapers Concept Designs


3D model of high-rise building-Download 3d Model-Crazy 3ds Max Free. 2017. 3D model of high-rise building-Download 3d Model-Crazy 3ds Max Free. [ONLINE] Available at: http://crazy3dfree.com/Model/Building-Housing/3D-model-of-high-rise-building.html. [Accessed 13 June 2017].

Commercial center 3d model. 2017. Commercial center 3d model. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/commercial-center-3d-model/1024167. [Accessed 13 June 2017].

Modern contemporary 3d model. 2017. Modern contemporary 3d model. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/modern-contemporary-3d-model/645424. [Accessed 13 June 2017].

Max modern futuristic. 2017. Max modern futuristic. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/max-modern-futuristic/1131211. [Accessed 13 June 2017].

Major Project: Revised Planning Folder

I have made some changes to the Gantt chart compared with the original version. This updated version combined with the module timetable to show a better time management and documentation to record the project development process. Also, it contains the time it required to complete each task for each day. However as the project progress, it may get an update to ensure it covers all aspect.

Please see below for the revised Gantt chart:

Overview of The Weekly Tasks

Gantt Chart 1
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Gantt Chart 2
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Gantt Chart 3
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Gantt Chart 4
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Overview of The Entire Timeline

Gantt Chart 5
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Gantt Chart 6
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Gantt Chart 7
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Major Project: Finalise the Presentation & Continue Sketches

Continue working on the presentation on how I document the project development life cycle, also referred to as the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). I will be spending a fewer more hours to just finalising and proof reading the slides.

Later on will be continuing the sketches of the buildings because according to my Gantt chart I am somewhat behind schedule. Therefore, I want to spend more time on the sketches and once I receive a signed off for approve I can start develop the models in Autodesk 3ds Max very soon.

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Major Project: Continues Sketches of The Building Models

Continuing developing more sketches of different kind of buildings in order to have choice to select one for further development. Spend the morning to create this futuristic drawing as I wanted to get ideas down on paper as soon as possible and quickly sketch out the concept design. This is more like a skyscraper as I believe that in the near future most buildings will likely to be going up in order to accommodate more people while spaces are limited.

However, the building also need to be environmentally friendly which explains the exterior are covered with organic surface to allow grass or plants to grow on the exterior surface. Also, there will be solar panels installed on the top of the building to harvest sunlight as well as windows to enable sunlight to go through the building. This is to use as much natural light as possible and reduce using artificial light.

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