This is the link to my final model: http://files.filefront.com/13706267
Below are images of my model:
Ground level of the meeting area, the outside lab looks like it is going to 'dock' in a landing bay much like one of Cousteau's ships or submarines.
The lighting effects are used to highlight the contrasting separate blocks, reminiscent of a 'ying-yang'.
Ramp leading to Cousteau's lab. The ramp is the connecting feature, like a ribbon it runs through each block in a loop allowing access to all the levels. Lighting effects are used here to indicate which block the ramp leads to when it spilts.
Inside the red block on the middle level. The middle level is where the green and red blocks 'interlock' as seen to the right of the shot. To the left is the ramp leading down to the bottom floor.
Each ramp has a different texture assigned to it to allow easy differentiation between them. They start off light at the top level of the green block, and become gradually darker as the transition is made into the bottom of the red block.
The key ramp which connects the red and green block. The lighting effects on the right of the shot spill from the interlocking rooms on the middle floor. I chose the rustic texture for this space as it effectively reflects and absorbs the coloured lighting.
Inside one of the interlocking rooms. Cousteau's scientists could conduct independent work whilst still in contact with others in the other block, thus encouraging cooperation and a feeling of connection.
On the top level of the green block, this is the lightest custom texture for this top ramp. The door way in the corner leads back out to the main ramp and back to the meeting space.
Main ramp leading back to the meeting space.
The 'spectator box' or meeting room.
'Spectating' on the outside. The space is designed to 'frame' the view.
Ramp leading down to Nobel's lab. I used the lighting to make the viewer feel like they are descending deep into the earth. However, I did not want to frighten the viewer at all so I chose a warm hue for the lighting.
Outside Nobel's lab. I have attempted to create a cave like experience, as if Nobel has carved out a space for himself with his own invention: dynamite! It is meant to be reminiscent of the cave homes in Turkey and Greece, the effect is that of a primitive ancient temple, reminding the viewer that the practice of science has been going on for centuries.
Inside Nobel's upper lab. It was important to keep all the textures the same to encourage the notion that Nobel carved it all out of the one rock, like sculpture.
The archway leads back out to meeting space again, reinforcing the notion of 'spectating' and provides a connection between the two scientists and their labs.
View from Nobel's lab.