Building off of last years competition entry for the Collective Living Design challenge I decided that I wanted to start entering competitions regularly in 2018. They are such a good way to keep my design thinking in check outside of my professional work with the firm. This years first selection will be the Museum of Language competition held by Archasm.
Initially I was drawn to this competition for several reasons. First, I had never designed a museum before and this competition provided me the chance for that. I think museums are one of the best examples of when architecture achieves excellent design of spatial atmospheres. Secondly I am always searching for competitions that have different site locations in this case London, England. It gives me a chance to mentally travel to different destinations, research the culture, the climate the people etc. On top of that it keeps my budget in tact for traveling! Thirdly I am also always looking for new competition platforms to experience. Archasm is one I came across and I enjoyed observing their array of competition types, scopes and submission material.
All in all I am very excited to begin the designing for the competition. I will be sure to make another post regarding the design process!!
As any designer will understand, the process of compiling a new online portfolio is quite time consuming and usually well overdue on anyone's schedule. The journey of selecting a decent website template, to digging back into your archives of work, starting from scratch is quite the mental endeavor. With that said, it is also an exhilarating time, a chance to reinvent your image, or simply grow from the portfolio platform you've had since undergraduate school (may or may not have been me).
I wanted to do things different this time around by creating a platform where my entire creativity could be displayed, with Architecture being the anchor. After all architecture is what I went to school for and will eventually start a firm in but I have other strong design interests as well. Photography is something I picked up relatively recently while studying abroad in Hong Kong in 2016. A friend of mine by the name of Nick a graphic designer got me so hooked on the hobby that I eventually bought my own camera and would go out and shoot almost everyday in between school life and social life. I wanted this new platform to showcase that as well.
And what about an actual logo? Something to graduate myself from an academic portfolio to a more robust presence in the world wide web. I enlisted the help of my brother a Graphic designer to help out with such a task. You can check out his work here.