Saturday, November 29, 2008
It was tricky finding vanishing points as well as light sources. For the bottom right bench drawing I decided to create my own light points rather than the ones in the picture because I didn't have enough room on my drafting table (or whole table) to find them. For the clouds in the top right and bottom left drawings I decided to take a blind contour approach so that I could capture their natural qualities of disconnectedness better.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
From exploring the direction of cars as well as the technical limitations of the concrete and project allowances, we decided to make the pillars shorter (about 3 feet tall) and have the pillars be square so that incoming and outgoing cars can see the image from either direction.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Converging Image
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Woodland Chapel Section was probably the hardest and most stress-inducing assignment we've had. The drawing we were to copy in 1/4" scale was so small it was nearly impossible to measure the distance in between lines. Any small mis-measure would ruin the whole section.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Origin of the Parking lot
Public parking began on the curbs of streets.
Model T with its affordability along with the growing popularity of cars during the 1910s established the parking frenzy that began in public spaces.
During the 1910s the increasing number of parked cars to parked carriages increased sanitary conditions and led to the eventual banning of carriages.
Due to the growing demand for parking within towns small parking businesses sprang up within nearby vacant buildings.
William Phelps Eno a businessman of New York City created some of America’s first parking plans (1903) such as the clearing of trees or demolition of buildings for parking. Eno is also credited for the stop sign, and traffic circle.
Created the Eno Transportation Foundation in Washington D.C. dedicated to improving all modes of transportation.
Early designers of parking garages created ramps, Ferris wheels, turntables, elevators and other contraptions.
Malls sprung up during the 20’s and were surrounded by parking lots.
Parking frenzies led cars to park on piers.
New York’s robotic parking garage parks 67 cars in a space that would usually hold 24 cars.
Standard car size began from the basic function to seat 2 to 3 people side by side and to have some amount of cargo space as or in the trunk.
Designated car sizes: Compact, midsize, full-size are based on the size of a car’s wheel base (the distance between the front and rear tires).