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James Carr

Architecture (Foundation Entry)

About me

Over the last year on the Foundation Architecture course I have learnt and developed many new skills that I can put to use and develop even further as I progress throughout the rest of the course. I have developed many skills in the model making area through producing a large number of models that required all different processes and techniques to complete. I started with producing models strictly by hand with a ruler and knife and have progressed on to laser cutting and even 3D printing.
I have improved with my technical drawings such as completing sets of Plans, Sections and elevations and also have improved the illustration side of the course by looking at the sites and trying my best to represent them in a range of different medias. Lastly I have started to include software such as Autocad and Photoshop in my work to show the digital side.

Throughout the year I have had three modules that consisted of four projects. The Projects included a Beach house, an Art gallery, a Nursery School and the last task was to refine all of my work to put in a portfolio to present to the public. I feel like all of these projects have been key in the development of my work and this is because I have learnt new skills and techniques from all of them. I have developed in all areas from research, drawing, modelling and also presenting my work. The projects have all had different challenges.

Avenham park nursery school model

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Beach house on Formby beach model

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Lord Street art gallery model

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View of all the concept models created before the final models

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Section of the Lord Street art gallery

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Two sections of the beach house on Formby beach

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Elevation of the beach house on Formby beach

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Floor plan for the Avenham park nursery school

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Two sections of the Avenham park nursery school

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Isometric view of beach house on Formby beach in watercolour

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Keywords: Formby, Nature, Southport, Avenham, Motorcycle, Metal, Nursery, Beach, Colour, Artwork


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