Thursday, February 21, 2013

Opening up a Space

In the good old days I would have built a foam core model on top of a xerox copy of the floor plan. Sometimes, it's nice to say goodbye to the good old days. In this illustration the floor plan was brought into Sketchup, where only selected walls needed to be erected and in so doing the space is opened up and easily pre-visualized.
By removing the closet in the middle of the apartment and opening up the kitchen to the rest of the living space, what was once a very dark and closed off entrance has now become opened and airy and gives full view to day light and the unit's furthest lengths.
I originally want to use the intro to the Who's Baba O'Reily for the sound track but, had little success in piecing it together with out flaws. Instead, I took the very beginning of it and created a loop. I then added classical loops of clarinet, flute, viola and the like over a strong but simple base line. This is also the first time that I've composed a piece in Garage Band without accompanying drums and percussion. Being a drummer it was hard to resist but, I must admit that I'm pleased with the overall effect as we walk though the re-imagined space.

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