ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS – RESEARCH

http://www.Zaha-hadid.com/

This site was not the first I looked at but I found it interested me the most as it’s easy to browse and has some amazing designs on, I even found myself getting interested in some of the buildings for the first time, which is a win.

First thing was to look at design and fashion where I found some cool collections.

MELISSA SHOES !!

Melissa Shoes is a collaboration between Zaha Hadid and  Brazilian shoe company Melissa, which gave them the ability to explore new media and also work closely with the fashion industry.

Although there isn’t much information or photos on the site, they have included a short video

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I liked the idea behind the video, how it shows the lines curving graceful around a pair of feet to form shoes that have no beginning or end.

The starting point for this project was organic contours of the body, which inspired them to create a shoe in flux or that comes to life when worn, rather than just an object .

The idea of a shoe that fits like a second skin, that kind of blurs the lines between the us, our body and the object is an interesting idea. The smooth seamless lines make these designs look beautiful.

 

ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD ART MUSEUM…

Next I had a gander at some buildings, eek, but was pleasantly surprised with what I found. I found many buildings or structure and have also realized that line is very important, Which is when my ideas started to come into existent for my garment. I made plans to focus on the lines in my work, each single one being important. I didn’t want to crowd it with unimportant lines that would bombard the viewer.

The art museum stood out because it has very defined lines the make it up. curves, pleats and angles all stand out but work together perfectly. It kind was meant to kind of form and change itself as you walk through, by extending corners, producing pleats, producing a structure that is always changing, always drawing your curiosity, but never reveals its true self. And incredibly hard thing to try and accomplish, and by the looks of the photos they did, though I cannot say for sure without visiting.

Here is a time-laps of the building being, well, built…

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And also a sort of virtual tour of the building (non-ineractive).

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MUSEUM FOLKWANG !!

 

IDEAL HOUSE…

Whilst browsing the interior section I came across this photo with the name ‘ideal house’, which of course intrigued me. It is a contemporary experiment of an ideal small, temporary living space. It’s purpose is to inspire future designs for living spaces.

 

 

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Mags, Webs and Journals…

To start my research for the fashion and architecture workshop I browsed through a few websites first to get some ideas flowing, which I found particularly hard to be honest. I have never really thought much of buildings and architecture before as it has never caught my interest. So I well to this website that was on the brief sheet 

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My Finished Garment !!

So the last workshop in college was fashion and architecture, At first I didn’t know what to expect with the architecture part, as I am not really interested in buildings. This is why I decided to look at it in a was of structure and creating a structural dress with defined lines. I am happy with my final garment though It would have been nice to make it properly and not just staple it together and use paper.

My Finished Garment !!

Nick Park

Nick Park was born 6th December 1958. He’s an English filmmaker of stop motion animation  who is best known as the creator of the beloved Wallace and Gromit, also Shaun the Sheep. He grew up with a keen interest in drawing cartoons and as a 13 year old made films with his mother. Also he liked to invent things and would send items into blue peter, such as a bottle that squeezed out different colored wool. In 1985 he joined the staff of Aardman Animation where he worked as an animator on commercial products.

WALLACE AND GROMIT

WALLACE AND GROMIT

After looking up videos on youtube, the first animation that I looked at was of course, Wallace and Gromit !!

Wallace and Gromit is a British stop motion comedy series, which was created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. There is a tv series of wallace and gromit, four short films and also a feature length movie.

It is about a character named Wallace, who is a inventor and cheese lover !! NOM…His companion is an intelligent dog named Gromit. Together they live in Wigan, England at 62 West Wallaby Street.

As a kid I used to love watching this series, my favorites being ‘A grand day out’ and ‘The curse of the were-rabbit’. The curse of the were rabbit was Nick Park’s first production since his five film deal with Dreamworks broke down.

This year wallace and grommet have been the talk of the world, as sculptures went on display all around Bristol, decorated by famous artist. Last month they were auctioned off to aid the Wallace and Gromit Foundation Charity, Where they raised over 2 million pounds. Many people, myself included treaded all around taking pictures of these sculptures, even buying merch from the shop. I had fun decorating a ‘paint your own gromit’ with my boyfriend.

Art journal XD

a few pages from my art journal during the animation workshop.

IMOVIE

These are screen shots from imovie, after we finished the editing process. We had a lot of fun choosing music and swapping the photos around. I am very proud of our finished video !!