As part of a collaboration with BA (Hons) Spatial Design students, we have been put into groups of 6-8 students all given the brief of designing a biophillic space in The City of London.
We got off to a rocky start, setting off into the city armed with the brief and our cameras with little to no idea of where our space would be, what it would look like and who would be using it. With such a lack of direction, we wondered around the City aimlessly for a few hours before finally cutting our losses and calling a group meeting. We decided that it would be a better use of our time to first decide (individually) on the type and look of the space we were after, reconvene at a later time and brainstorm all of our ideas. After doing this, we were able to pinpoint the type of space we were looking for to an alleyway.
The following week, my group and I finally found a space that we wish to develop for our Green Week sustainability project. The following video is a time-lapse of the space at 12:30 midday.
Today we revisited the space and consolidated our visions for the project. As a group we love the idea of creating a rooftop garden in the city; a space where people could come a pick their own vegetables and relax away from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding area. From this, the spatial designers were able to start brainstorming and sketching out design ideas and the DMC students began discussing branding techniques. I created the following mind map to illustrate our thoughts:
and then we decided on the name ‘Zenith’.
From the site and various inspirations, I was able to compile a colour moodboard to base our branding on: