Ponce City Market Built Environment Description (Interior)

I arrived at Ponce City Market, which used to be the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building, around 6:36 pm. I walk into the main food court and I see various restaurants and shops and groups of people walking around and eating. I walk up the stairs towards the back and arrive on the second floor. I sit on at a round wooden table with metallic accents and chairs. I observe the environment below. The design seems industrial with high ceilings and hard wood floors and open railings for bystanders to lounge on. I see groups of people from various areas and they all appear to belong to the upper and middle class based on the business-like attire (suits, luxury brands, etc.) The male-to-female gender ratio seems to be equal, however they tend to only engage within their own gender.  Gigantic black light fixtures hang from white concrete. The building appears to be inspired by urban design. In the distance I hear the chatter of people, salsa music, and the hum of human activity. I can smell food cooking The lighting is dim and low with no windows or natural light which creates a dungeon like ambiance. On the second floor there are a few shops and a gallery area for artist exhibitions as well as a sign pointing to the Beltline. The materials throughout the market appear to be industrial such as steel, wood, and brightly colored paint. These features give the market an urban vibe but also clean sophistication that attracts both young and older people. On the first floor there is an display case which shows a...

Agnes Scott College Website: Digital Built Environment Description

When logging onto the Agnes Scott College website, the first thing I notice is the photo header at the top of the home page. There is a total of six different pictures that alternate like a slide show. Each photo shows something different about Agnes Scott. The first photo is a picture of the Dalton Art Gallery and its showing|thinking exhibition. The second picture is about the 45th Annual Writing Festival. The third picture is about the story behind SUMMIT. The fourth picture is about the study abroad programs. The fifth picture is about Xinyao Li, a current student that was accepted in to the Math in Moscow program at the Independent University of Moscow.  The last picture is Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott, speaking on the importance of women’s education. Each picture has a button you can click on that links to a separate page with more information on each topic. At the top of the home page, there is a menu with the tabs labeled “About”, “Academics”, “Admissions”, “Student Life”, “Athletics”, “Alumnae”, and “Giving”. When you click on the “Academics” tab, it takes you to the academics page. On the left side of the page there is a sidebar with a list of options that each link to separate pages. They provide information that students need about majors and minors, faculty, important dates, courses provided, support services, registration, and internships. On the right side, there is a list of the majors and minors Agnes Scott provides. Each item on the list links to a separate page, providing more information. Also, the title of the list, “Majors...

The Rialto Center for the Arts

The Rialto Center for the Arts, located at 80 Forsyth St NW in Atlanta, and operated by Georgia State University, was first opened in 1916 and was originally a movie theater. In 1962, the building was torn down and rebuilt, staying open until 1989, when it was closed due to the economy. In 1994, the Rialto went under construction as was reopened in 1996 and is now run by Georgia State University. When I first walked into the lobby, the first thing that I noticed was the carpet (see below). It looked burgundy or red with curved lines that looked gold or yellow. Based on the carpet, I assumed the rest of the lobby would be pretty elegant and nice looking. I walked further into the lobby, towards the wall straight ahead of me sat in one of the chairs, observing the lobby. The main thing that heard was music playing. It sounded like jazz and it seemed like it was not near where I was. By looking around, I found out it was coming from a speaker on the other side of the lobby. Rialto Lobby Music There was a lot of open space in the lobby on both sides. Most of the lighting was natural light from the windows. I did not see many people, maybe two. I figured it was not very busy around the time that I was there, which was 12 pm. I assumed the open space would be convenient for large crowds on the nights that there are shows. The left side of the lobby. This picture was taken from in front of...

Interior Built Environment Description Sweet Auburn Market

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market, on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia, strikes people in many different ways. It can be visualized as a piece of Atlanta’s history, a gathering place of community, or a convenient place to stop for lunch. Walking through the maze of booths, there is so much to see and to smell. As soon as you enter the market, the smells of grilled hamburgers and sweet popcorn fill your nose.   The environment symbolizes a warehouse with the visible, rustic piping and concrete flooring. The neatly decorated booths clearly advertise what they sell and are more professional looking than a typical market. The authentic decor at each station makes it unique from the rest and makes some stations more attractive than others depending on the shopper’s preference.   Throughout the building there are vendors that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, and they even have a walk up pharmacy for convenience. As a visitor of Atlanta, the market is a must-see landmark, and it can easily be enjoyed from being surrounded by the smiling faces and freshly cooked food. On the other hand, booths like the pharmacy are more commonly visited by the community members as opposed to the Atlanta explorers. Families of Atlanta have relied on the market for decades in the case that they do not have the transportation to go to a grocery store. For some, the market is the only place where access to fresh food is available. “Sweet Auburn Curb Market Photos.” Yelp. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. <http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/sweet-auburn-curb-market-atlanta?start=120>. In addition, the market is a place of reliance for...

Built Environment Description: Dancing Goats

I visited Dancing Goats Coffee Company which was located in Atlanta very near the Georgia Tech campus. They opened up in the restored Sears building. The company was founded in 1988 yet didn’t move to Atlanta until 1994. As soon as you enter the coffee shop, you can first see the emblem of their company all across various mediums like t-shirt merchandise and coffee cups to coffee drainers and makers. The main store front, though had lots of artifacts, was arranged to be very open, approachable, and cohesive. The overall color scheme of the coffee shop is easily identifiable with the main colors used in the shop being a bright orange, a cool teal, and the rest of the color was ranging from smooth grey to eggshell white. The singular usage of these colors makes the tone of the shop very cohesive and agreeable. There is no question to the tone or mood the shop hopes to set. And even though the outside room was arranged in a different manner, they still come together to create two distinct yet harmonious tone. The outside patio room was arranged more fluidly and organically and had the different color tone of warm reds and oranges while utilizing the natural texture of woods. Both rooms as well as the side sitting area of benches, still conveyed this familiar feeling making it easily maneuverable. The open space made you more open to move around and explore the different corners of the shop. And looking at the people in the coffee shop and the specific location of the coffee shop, you can see the main...

B.E.D Lenox Square

As I arrived to Lenox Square in Atlanta, GA near Buckhead, I became as observant and open minded, as I could be. I wanted to take note of everything I saw and look at Lenox in a different light. I sat on a bench at the front of the main entrance, near a parking lot Thursday night, February 11. For starters, I noticed Lenoxs’ surroundings and how bright everything seemed to be. In this well lit environment, there was about 20 huge light posts, and lights coming from all directions, even lights toward the entrance and the name ‘Lenox Square,’ all within a 1 mile radius. Everything in Lenoxs’ surrounding seemed to go well together.The tall building that overlook Lenox, make the environment brighter, it’s also are modern and up to date, sort of like Lenox. Lenox square main entrance consists of big block letters ‘LENOX SQUARE’, huge glass window panes, and marble around its trim, and glass revolving doors that were decorated with plants inside them. The revolving doors were accompanied by a shade that was also composed of glass and stainless steel dividers. The exterior looked very is very high cultured and looks like it’s been made by someone with modern and exquisite taste. To the right of the entrance there are three restaurants: True Food, Zin burger, and Sprinkles. On the left there’s a huge Nike store, a Cheesecake Factory, and a Macy’s department store. In between the Macy’s and the Cheesecake Factory is a walkway, and near the road there’s a roundabout. The valet, also connects to the road where the roundabout is. It’s located...
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