The basis for the assignment was to create a visual representation of what Architecture meant to us.
In the bottom left corner is the stonework of my high school, Lisgar Collegiate. This represents the foundation in education that we must have to begin our career as professionals.
The AutoCAD drawing represents the plans we create.
The desk with lamps is my working space. This is where I move ideas forward one step into the physical world.
The image below is the view outside my window. It reminds me that who we are and what we create are part of the natural environment. It also reminds me that sight lines are important to establish a mood.
The top left building is located at Rideau Falls in Ottawa, Ontario. It's used to house maintenance equipment for the dam located at the falls. This building symbolizes to me the longevity of our structures.
Lower middle right is Somerset Pizza, located at the corner of Bay and Somerset. It sat vacant since the early 90's and has since been refurbished into The Art House Cafe. Buildings change use over time and our designs should reflect this.
Immediately above is part of the Lauzon Hardwood mill in Thurso, Quebec. This is both a reminder of the industrial architecture of years past, and symbolic of the work done to produce the raw materials for our creations.
Middle right is a view up Metcalfe Street in Ottawa Ontario from the Museum of Nature. Glass and windows fascinate me, as does light. This represents my inspiration.
Top right is an engraved stone from the old Smiths Falls Hospital. For me, this is a reminder that eventually, our buildings will come down.
Bottom right is the inside of the old Mid-Canada Line Test Fence site at Greely, Ontario. Even though our buildings will decay and disappear, there is still beauty to be found in them.
All photos by and copyright Phaedra Beauvais.
Assignment 3 for DSN8401 - Visual Communications
Completed October 3, 2017
Pencil and paper rendering of a sketch. I much prefer using a ruler, but this is a good excercise to work on control.
Lettering is wonky. Not bad for not having done it in a good long while though.
AutoCAD Test 1 - Basement Floor Plan
Basement Floor Plan for AutoCAD Class
Elevation of a house completed as an in-class exercise for AutoCAD class.
Leaf and Mortar
Completed for a Lynda.com course on Adobe Indesign
Technical Instructions InDesign
As part of our Communications course, we had to do an exercise where we imagined writing a manual and we were asked to produce copy for about a page worth of instructions on how to do literally anything. I took this as an opportunity to mess around with Illustrator and have some fun. Later, I decided to attempt the same exercise using the skills I had acquired in a Lynda course on InDesign.
Technical Instructions - InDesign
Technical Instructions - Illustrator
This is the original design I submitted for marking. It was built entirely using Adobe Illustrator, which is not really the correct tool for the job.
Sill Detail 2
One of my best drawings I think, certainly one of my favourite to do. I got a perfect score, but still had a page of markup details to fix lol
Sill Detail 1
This is a redo of the original drawing. The first attempt looked fantastic, enough to earn me 9/10. Every. Single. Dimension. Was. Wrong. IDK what I was smoking when I did that drawing, but it must have been good. Or bad.
Finally getting into the fun stuff here. This is a plan view of a house we're doing for Working Drawings. This is why I get up at 4 in the morning.
Not much to see here, just some door and window schedules.
Lots of lettering. Lots and lots of lettering. OMG so much lettering.