Exercise 4: Homes for today and tomorrow

Looking back at exercise one, I sketched a bedroom which contained a double bed and a wardrobe and showed how my occupant would make the moves necessary to enter the room, undress, get into bed, wake in the morning and leave the room.

From that I have created a storyboard showing how my person occupies that bedroom and more of their living space. I have designed the space with the Parker Morris minimum size requirements and have drawn my occupant moving around the space from the bedroom to the living room area with the hoover, they open the cupboard doors to put the hoover away. They then stand in front of the bay window to open the window before sitting on the on the sofa. Lastly, my occupant is entering the space in the kitchen, where they bend down to the oven door and then stand and open the fridge door.

Firstly, here are my initial storyboard sketches, drawn in mechanical pencil, followed by 10 rough sketches of each scene, then another with a black border to define each square. Finally, an annotated storyboard describing what the occupant is doing in each square.

Fig. 1 – My initial storyboard sketches in pencil
Fig. 2 – Storyboard sketch in pencil, showing how the occupant moves around the space
Fig. 3 – Storyboard sketch in pencil, showing how the occupant moves around the space with a black fineliner border around each square
Fig. 4 – Storyboard sketch where I have coloured over the pencil lines in black fineliner, creating more definition
Fig. 5 – My final annotated storyboard showing the occupant doing domestic tasks around the apartment

Having now defined the spaces within the apartment, I then put a sketch together which shows a rough floor-plan. Within this floor plan I have indicated using arrows how the occupant moves into and out of the rooms and the living space, as described in my storyboard.

Fig. 6 – A rough floor plan of my apartment indicating with arrows the direction in which the occupant moves around the space

Images

Fig. 1 – Walker, T (2021) My initial storyboard sketches [pencil on paper] in possession of: the author: Stoford

Fig. 2 – Walker, T (2021) Storyboard sketch showing how the occupant moves around the space [pencil on paper] in possession of: the author: Stoford

Fig. 3 – Walker, T (2021) Storyboard sketch showing how the occupant moves around the space [pencil on paper] in possession of: the author: Stoford

Fig. 4 – Walker, T (2021) Storyboard sketch where I have coloured over the pencil lines in black fineliner [fineliner pen on paper] in possession of: the author: Stoford

Fig. 5 – Walker, T (2021) My final annotated storyboard showing the occupant doing domestic tasks around the apartment [fineliner pen on paper] in possession of: the author: Stoford

Fig. 6 – Walker, T (2021) A rough floor plan of my apartment showing the direction in which the occupant moves around the space [pencil on paper] in possession of: the author: Stoford

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