Exercise: The User’s viewpoint.
The next exercise in this section of the course asked you to get a series of images from a building or space that was designed for a particular activity. Once the building had been identified you would have to take an image showing what the person using the space would see.
My first building is a summer-house in Sussex, overlooking a lake. Build from wood with a veranda over-looking the lake.
The veranda can be seen from this side of the lake, but what will the view be like from inside?
Not that impressive as you get closer, but it looks the part in this rural setting.
This is what you see as you walk into the summer-house.
The veranda , that we previously saw from the side of the lake.
The view of the lake and the surrounding area as seen from the seating area of the summer-house.
My second building is a green house, I decided to take images of what a person would see as they walked through the greenhouse looking at the plants.
The Potting shed/green house
Here you can see the plants either side of the walkway. They are at head height and very close to you.
The view of the plants and the outside world, through the glass windows.
These large plants overhung the walkway.
Both of the above buildings were designed for different types of activity.
The summer-house gives you an unobstructed view of the lake. The greenhouse, gives you a view of plants and flowers that you would not normally see, as the weather conditions would make it too cold for the plants to survive outside.
Both buildings therefore give the view a chance to see something that they would not have been able to see if it wasn’t for the building itself.
An interesting points of view, you might think, especially in relation to the greenhouse.
The images do show you what the builder intended you to see. A clear view of the lake and of tropical plants and flowers that you may never see if you remained in the UK. In relation to both buildings they meet the requirements for what they were intended.