Design à Math
I usually would consider math and design to be in 2 completely different states of mind. For me math is a mystery, always having to find the exact answer and design is more of a process moving from an idea to something like a finished solution.
I am picking flight for my phenomena. Many people know that a plane can fly in the air because it has wings and wings allow a plane to float in the air. Most do not understand exactly how a planes wing and airfoil shape make it able to fly.
Wings, or airfoils can be made out of many different materials, wood, metal or even plastic or paper. The effect is always the same. Because the top part of the wing is curved it takes longer for the air to move over the top. This causes a low pressure on the top and a high-pressure on the bottom. This pressure on the underside of the wing pushes it up. Different angles give different amounts of lift, as will speed of the plane as a whole.
So the things that make up flight would be in the case of a small private plane aluminum, cable, nuts bolts, rivets, and other flight controls.
The framework would be the wing itself.
The clockwork would be how air moves over the wing and how that creates lift. Because the air take more time to move over the wing it has lower pressure.
And the phenomenon is flight.
The place that moves me the most at the moment would have to be the courtyard in the Regis center for the arts. Im in a mid level ceramics throwing class and because ceramics is so demanding I spend a great deal of time in the 3d modeling studio, or clay rooms. Because of this I have come to think of it as a home away from home at times. The courtyard gives me a place to escape to when I feel fed up with my project or piece and lets me unwind. In the summer its nice and cool, and I can see all the new projects people are working on. In the winter its dead quite and I can sit by the outdoor kilns and not hear any of the machines or people working.
I chose to pick my topic on permanent and semi permanent solutions for Katrina victims. I say permanent and semi permanent because these people that were displaced by the hurricane and flooding need both a place to live, and a place to stay so they can get back on their feet. A fema trailer for 6 months is not going to be enough help for a family with 4 kids that has been displaced, what happens after they have to move out of the trailer?Federal disaster declarations covered 90,000 square miles (233,000 km²) of the United States, an area almost as large as the United Kingdom. The hurricane left an estimated three million people without electricity.
The biggest problem is that many of the homes are being rebuilt just the way they were before, this could result in the same problem happening again, their or in any large flood plane.
I went to the midtown market on 9-17-06
When entering the building I see that it is a large one story rectangle with a line of shops around it’s perimeter with an inner core of vendors inside. A large central hallway runs from one end of the building to the other, and has smaller corridors branching out to connect the inner stores to the outer stores.
All of the signs and maps in the building are large and easy to read, making it simple for people who don’t know English where things like the restrooms and exits are. While the space is large and only one story, the lighting and arrangement of windows makes it feel much more open then it really is.