Spatial/ Environmental Notations

These series of spatial notations represent what it is like to be in the space creating a very real scenario of how the space could be used and function. My point of reference for these series of Diagrams is Sarah Wigglesworth Table Manners showing a table, dinner party scenario and how human interactions change and alter the space within the setting.

Sarah Wigglesworth + Jeremy Till: Table Manners
Spatial/ Environmental Notation I

This first spatial notation is the start of the series of Diagrams and highlights one journey of a Skater in the Beach Rat skate hub. The key as shown in the top left of the diagram shows how the body has been adapted into a symbolic key using very geometric shapes and patterns. The skater enters the space for the first time from the stairs and heads towards the cafe area towards the windows of the space, a feature that most people are attracted to. He then wonders around the area and to the kiosk first looking around and familiarising himself with the space as it is his first time being there. He then goes to the skate zones and skates in in the areas for a period of time before exiting in the space down the stairs from which he entered. The areas where there are more movement and interaction for example the skate zones to the left of the space have more of a cluster of shapes and include more body movement other than arms as shown for the rest of the space. This shows areas in the space that will be areas of higher movement compared to the cafe area which would be more relaxed.

Spatial/ Environmental Notation II

The next diagram highlights another person in the space (as shown by the purple symbols) and suggests how another person with a different personality would use the space different and what areas they would prioritise. The story being the purple symbols represent a skate fan who is in the space to use the cafe area and watch skaters in action as well as interact and socialise with others in the space. This skate fan is familiar with the space and heads straight to the kiosk to purchase a beverage and then walks around the space. They stand watching the skateboarders in action for a while, as shown by the places where there is more actions and clustered symbols, representing more movement and more time spent in these zones. They then wander around the area, stopping and watching at different zones and pausing in the cafe area before exiting the space down the same stairs that they entered.

Spatial/ Environmental Notation III

The final diagram in the series introduces another skater who is friends with the purple skate fan an also a skater who uses the space freely to learn and develop their own skate skills. The orange skater enters from the stairs as everyone else has and heads straight to the skate zone to start using the space. He does not do this for a long period of time as the clusters are less intense as the first skater’s suggesting that he moves more quickly and freely through the skate zones. He then enters in the cafe area where he socialises with the purple skate fan to have a conversation with for a while before exiting down the stairs through the opposite end suggesting that someone who uses the space would use other facilities of Dreamland as well as the Beach Rat Skate Hub.

Close up of Spatial Notation III

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