Thursday, May 5, 2011

Carbonaro Arcitechural


This is an image of the Bank of China building located in Hong Kong. My original plan was to go with the BMW four cylinder headquarters building in Munich, Germany, but upon extensive scrutiny of the building and my low skill level of Illustrator, I decided to take a different route. This building was designed by an architect named I. M. Pei. Some say the building has characteristics of a meat cleaver. Perhaps he was chopping chunks of meat and thought it would be awesome to design a building based off of important kitchen cutlery. The building is home to the headquarters of Bank of China and is one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in Hong Kong. The BOC Tower stands 1,205.4 ft and was the first building outside of the U.S. to break the 1,000 ft mark. It was started on April 18, 1985 and finished five years later. I was drawn to “recreate” this building for a couple of reasons. After searching for “architecture”, of course many buildings came up. This was one that was in the middle of all the chaos that really caught my eye. At night, the frames around the windows illuminate. I thought it would be neat to make up a picture of it at night, but couldn’t figure out how to make the frames look like they are glowing. Another reason I found this piece of architecture interesting is because it almost disappears during the day. With all of the reflections of the scenery around the building, it kind of just blends into the sky.

8 comments:

  1. This is nice. I love the details you used for the trees

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  2. Yours is really good. You did a nice job with the reflections in the windows and the different shading. Not really sure what to tell you for improving it...umm maybe just give a little more detail to the trees so it's not all one color?

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  3. good job at creating the reflections and shadings on the windows.

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  4. i really like this piece i think you played it safe an it really worked to your advantage. the piece has a very nice overall clean look that i love.

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  5. you did a very good job showing the reflectiveness of the glass, i like it.

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  6. Good job on the reflections!

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  7. the reflections are really good this seems like a challenging building to choose, good job on it! i think the building on the left could use some lines for the windows. If you make one you can just copy and paste it alot.

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  8. I agree with Jess- i think the left side needs more...

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