Drafting, Tea, and Strepsils for the Win

The one thing about living with five housemates is that when one gets sick, its only a matter of time until we all are. So, what do you do when you’re stuck in bed and can’t get to the 3Ds Max lab? Drink copious amounts of tea, down strepsils like they’re going out of style,…

Drafting a Floor Plan, Take 2

After converting all the imperial measurements in Jones’ description, I was faced with a couple of decisions to make. First of all, while I was supplied with the basic dimensions as to the main hall of the Winter Garden, as well as the naves on either side, measurements for the amphitheater portion leading off the…

Archive Fieldtrips and Finicky Lightboxes

After being in contact with representatives from the National Library of Ireland (NLI) Photographic Archives over the past week or so, and visiting last Friday, it’s finally time for Caoimhe and myself to get copies of the negatives we’ll need for some of the exhibition details. The one good thing about our project versus others…

Drafting a Floor Plan, Take 1

Recently I’ve been trying to grapple with how to visualize this exhibition space enough to be able to form a coherent model without having a concrete floor plan to fall back on. While Caoimhe and mine’s days at the photographic archives gave us some inspiration for the details of the interior, and perhaps even more…

Adding a New Software to the Roster…

Having finished my work with SketchUp, this week has seen a shift to Autodesk’s 3Ds Max, and Maya programs. And really, after SketchUp, they could not be more different. In my opinion, Maya looks far more….shall we say….terrifying, but that could also be because with a background far more involved in the architecture side of…