Week 02 - Team Journal

In studio class, we had a keep internet connection problem, but that was overcome shortly. We discussed the various unbuilt architecture researches amongst each other, but it had already been settled, last week, that our chosen architectural is eVolo's Well City (or else see Swati's blog).

The Chosen One

Even though there were potential buildings to choose from, we agreed to keep the selection simple and allow us to be open with terrain and surroundings. The Well City offers unlimited opportunities to the potential setting and although it is numerous, the simplicity of the design and ability to clone objects allow this project to be effectively fabricated and processed.

The Unchosen One

The building that wasn't chosen was eVolo's skyscraper. This descision was made solely because it does not offer an open mind for terrain and environment and thusly, the setting has already been defined by the original architect.

8 Potential Problems
And then we went on to discuss potential challenges that we would encounter along the way. As of now, the challenges are:
  1. Creating water within the buildings
  2. Drilling a perfect rectangular hole
  3. Lighting of the rooms
  4. Importing materials to Crysis
  5. Importing miscellaneous objects to Crysis
  6. Creating the cave for the well
  7. Recreating the space (scale) with the information available
  8. Correct flow of water (well to pool)
And these potential problems are to be encountered within the weeks to come.

Week 01 - Team Journal

In our first studio class for the year, we formed our first collaborative groups.
Our Team consists of Wirada, Jackey, Wilson and I (Swati).
One of the first topics we talked about were the actual tasks that are going to be presented on a weekly basis and what sort of building and form we are interested in creating as a team.
We decided to divide the tasks and agreed that each team member will each take on a work load that we can complete to the best of our abilities.

In the aspect of choosing buildings, we wanted to narrow down the search of a building, so we decided on certain forms and styles that we would be looking for. Our group was interested in more organic forms and building that is easily able to adapt to its surrounding environment.

We Also came up with our Team Name, Evolve we thought this name would be suitable for our group as we are"evolving our concepts and ideas".

The last thing we did was have a go at cry engine 2, just navigated and experimented with the program.