Wednesday, 23 November 2011

London trip

Me and Tom visited London and have taken allot of pictures. The main areas we looked at was around the bank of England in the financial district. Here are just a few of the images that were taken.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

2nd Crit

Had my second crit and proposed my new idea. It went really well so I'm very happy. Just need to write my Brief now. I feel I have enough information to document all my proposed plans I have for the project. Me and tom have planned a trip to London to get some reference pictures to help us get a better feel of what were intending to achieve.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Top Down Plan

Did a quick top down view of what my environment could look like. This may be a bit ambitious so I may have to reduce the size down and maybe have just one main street adjacent to the bank entrance.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Architectural Sketches

Got loads of books out from the library. One of them had these interesting sketches of buildings. I'm going to adopt this style when I design the buildings I will be making for my scene and also the bank itself.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Architecture in Leicester

Been walking around Leicester and found some really nice buildings. These are just some of the pictures I snapped.
The last one shows a picture of a bank I found. Me and Tom managed to get inside for some pics too. I think this is the building ill be doing for the bank itself as its easy access for reference and textures. The only changes I think I will be making is adding large pillars out the front. I really like the domes and will be adding one large main one that will add some interesting lighting from the inside of the bank. Me and Tom have been discussing this and think its a really good idea.

Saturday, 5 November 2011


Been looking at what sort of buildings are within major cities. This is the sort of architecture I have I mind.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Changed my idea.

Decided to go with the bank exterior idea. The level will consist of modular buildings that surround the main playable area. In the centre of the level will be a plaza with seating areas and vegetated with plants, flower beds and small trees. The main focal point will be a fountain. This will sit outside the bank. The bank will have a massive stone stair case that leads up to the main entrance. I will be having huge pillars that sit at the front of the bank. Been thinking of architecture that and cities that I could base the level off. Looking at pictures of the internet I've been looking a places like Barcelona, Paris and London. London would be the best bet as it would be easy to get to for reference and textures. The scene will be set after or during a bank robbery. This will be help prevent players form walking around a large city environment as police blockades will be put across the streets to make boundaries of the level.