(Workshop 08) Measuring and plan
Before considering a design within St Paul Street Gallery 3, it was essential to gather correct measurements of the site. Correct documentations of these are essential to represent it accurately as a designer. We re-visited the site and I looked around, inside and out, multiple times just to get a feel for the space, considering the light and darkness within the space. I also considered the noisiness and quietness throughout the site, and the amount of privacy it has in different areas.
The plan was drawn of the gallery room as well as the lobby/entrance room, elevator and main entrance to the building from Wellesley Street.
The threshold that I came across while visiting Albert Park and the gallery were:
- light / dark
- open / close
- movement / stasis
- interior / exterior
- noisy / quiet
I saw the light which filtered through to the gallery room very beautiful. There was a casting of the main window’s shadow on the gallery floor which changed direction and size as well as intensity throughout the day. I compared this with the experience of each day I face. Each day is new and starts the same way and progresses, moves, brightens and fades into darkness when there is no more light and it is time to rest.
I wanted to capture this threshold moment in the space as there are very different light intensities in the space, ideal for the sleep/wake experience. The calm, private and intimate space that the gallery room holds is ideal for a setting to retire to sleep and set out into the world after sleeping and re-booting.
This first threshold drawing i made I wanted to capture the light quality within the existing building.