For my upcycling project, I chose to design a replica of a familiar place on a snowy night to depict the After Hours aesthetic. The place I chose to design is a bus stop in Boulder that I have been to on many late snowy nights. I have also started gathering the materials that I plan to incorporate into the design. I will be using cardboard, glue, LEDs, and possibly some coloring or paint. I am still brainstorming how I will be modeling some parts of the bus stop, such as the light pole, but I think I will be able to figure that out once I start prototyping. I am also still considering if I would like to include some drawing/coloring to highlight the specific details and/or greenery. There is also an off-chance that I will change my mind midway through building this design and switch to creating a model of a Gothic house, but that’s just a maybe now.
The location you chose to model looks like perfect source material for your aesthetic. It’s great how you were able to select a location that has personal meaning to you for your upcycle project. I see that you mentioned you’re still considering if you want to add paint, one suggestion I have is to potentially print out certain textures to scale such as the bus route map and paste it onto your physical model. This would give it some interesting detail.
Thanks for your feedback and suggestions! I decided to change my aesthetic and artifact for this project at the last minute. I will update this post with the project and aesthetic I eventually decided on as soon as I can.
Hi Ali, I’m really intrigued by what you are working on for this project because of the way certain places hold sentimental value to us. As an Architect major I love small-scale models, it is even what I am working on for my own project. Due to the sentimental value of this place, I think it will be really awesome to see the little details and quirks of this space and really would encourage you to share those details that you notice!
I appreciate your feedback. I also really admire architecture and architectural models. However, I decided to go for another project idea for several reasons. I will update this post with my most recent work soon.