Sunday, 1 November 2009
Yay our first proper project!! Designing a 5 star rural hotel is the task and hand, and its beginning to scare me now at the scale of the project and how little time we have to complete it. Visiting the site was a good experience, though like a lot of people felt, its going to be hard to get away from whats already there and completely redesign it. I've started some research and I'm beginning to look at the floor plan. Currently, the bedroom sizes are whats causing trouble, as I'm not sure how big they should be. Spoke to a tutor on Friday and she suggested drawing it out to a bigger scale, which will apparently help and also design a general layout for each bedroom (pod) from where I can develop my idea.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
REPLAY Ingram Street, Glasgow. Decorative Clothes Railing
The unique clothing rails in Replay are simple, yet incredibly effective in design. The basis of the rail is formed around two metal poles, which are suspended from the ceiling. Each pole has holes drilled through it, at regular intervals, from which a long piece of rope is knotted and threaded in a serpentine shape, therefore holding the two poles rigid and secure. Between each bit of threaded rope is where the clothes hanger sits. This in itself is an effective way of stopping the hangers sliding off the end pole and also stops the clothes from getting crushed, as the hangers aren’t bunched up together.
The fixing attaching the poles to the ceiling is a thin plate of metal screwed to the ceiling. This has a thicker spherical part that has a “loop” drilled through it where a clip ( the type often used by rock climbers) loops through. From this a piece of chain threaded through the pole come up and attaches onto the clip, holding the pole in place. There are about four of these fixing holding the entire pole up.
Replay, Ingram Street, Glasgow. Decorative Coloured Rope Clothes Rail
Kurt Geiger Shop Front Shoe Shelving