Incubator for Manhattan

Following through our discussion on Tuesday I have formed the bones of the indesign document.  I also went to see a few printers yesterday to talk through what I wanted to do, but that was a dead end.  I’ve made a few on-line enquiries and also placed an order for materials, but this is not something that will be a problem.

I’ve been making alterations to some of the sheets we discussed and this is still in progress, I’ve made a start on the exploded axonometric.

Route Speeds

Route views

I’m not so sure the street names on the plan show up so well, but they are cross referenced on the sectional view.

View no 2 should perhaps be set further back between the buildings which is where the viewpoint towards the testing station is, but then again this may be one of the rendered views.

I spoke with Toby today and he likes the concept of the manual, he also likes the links with the first semester work and would like the Explosion of the Senses ‘Box’ and also the Coade Stone Model submitted physically with the book, he also suggested that one of my images within the book should open out to A2, and that the last six views should ideally be artefacts too.

I will work through the manual for Tuesday and get as much done as I can.  In terms of the six views, would it be best to have six in draft form, or 1/2 well formed.  I was thinking for Tuesday to have as much as possible to take me through the portfolio to tell the story with no gaps and that the refining would come after?






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  1. For the views, work towards resolved versions, this is a better use of time and will allow us to have a conversation with an understanding of the finished intention. The view titles flip between the NY location and the stage/function of the rollercoaster. Help us to understand what is significant about each view – is it that it shows a stage in the design process as told through the journey, or does it show a particular property of the rollercoaster’s route, like an ascent or a turn, or an entry point? Make sure that the views are clear in showing what you want them to demonstrate.

    Similarly the street names and design route points are given equal emphasis on the route plan drawing. The design stages in the coaster route are your designed addition so emphais should be given to these. It might be helpful to have some arrows on the route line so that we understand the direction of travel and therefore, for example, that we are slowing down or speeding up to encounter one of the design stages.

    For the sheet ‘sensory impact of views’, I am not sure that I understand what you intend to show regarding sensory impact. Perhaps it is a case of just needing to adjust the title. What is/ are the red block(s) in these views? Is it the testing station and docking station? More information than the red block will be needed to show your intent, and to orientate us in the drawings (for example are we looking at the same structure from different locations in views 1 and 2, or 2 different structures)? Remember what discussed on Tuesday about using photoshop to bring information to your drawings. A good bit of copying in would give us more of a sense of place and scale.

    Models to show the views could be great, if you think that this would take a comparable amount of time to produce as the drawings. What is your strategy for producing these?

    Looking forward to seeing everything together on Tuesday. As we always say, work smart. Identify where a drawing or model can do multiple jobs for you. And make use of processes that you are inclined towards, this might mean some hybrid drawing/models or drawings with some collaged in elements. Whatever gets you into a manageable and susained pace of resolution

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