I have continued to work on my drawing and update it. I found some technical drawings of the original Chelsea Piers from Engineering news in 1909, which have allowed me to draw the decaying piers in Microstation. I wanted to show the piers at different stages of decay in the photo over time, so in the background theyare starting to fall, then the steel structure is shown, followed by the wooden columns that support the pier. Only some of the structure and wooden columns survive today.
As a starting point, I have added a few notes to the drawing, in additon to a timeline at the bottom, indicating the year and how the drawing should be read, but this will develop to become more part of the drawing. I will also change the font when I decided on a font for the portfolio.
I have arranged to meet someone at the new Chelsea Piers sports complex to show me around and talk about the building, which includes some of the original frame. I also hope to be able to talk to others for research.
In terms of the Portfolio, I havent managed to research much into the portfolio as I have been busy working on the drawing, but I have been looking at a few ship log books to see layouts etc. I’m going to look further into this to see what elements and ideas I can use in the portfolio, to show the progression of time, and hopefully have some portfolio sheets for Tuesday.