Low-Thrill Roller Coaster from Concept to Fruition

What I consider, one of my “masterpieces” is this low-thrill roller coaster (log ride) which I converted into a Mayan Theme for OCT’s Happy Valley Beijing.

Concept

Concept Developed

Working Model made with foam-core , paint and plaster, in scale 1:100

Front Elevation

Section

 

Construction Detail

Me with Architects and Art Team in front of Giant Sculpted Heads

Almost Done

Me on-site with contractors looking over above published drawings

Entry, takes guests under the tracts and into a queue zone which winds around the ride making the queue as exciting as the ride.

Again, me on-site with contractors and administrators.

Entry Complete

Finale.

Panda Enclosure

The Proposed Panda Enclosure in Hangzhou Safari Park, is infused with a Story line involving a Temple where the priests ultimately turn into Pandas

Entry Arch

Panda Temple Plan

Panda Temple 3/D

Section I

Section II

Section II

Panda Icon Sculpts

Me on-site with Panda Sculpt

Panda Open Enclosure, 3/D Model (by others) based on my design conceptual renderings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquarium Features

Aquariums that provide “layers of information” are those that are guaranteed return visits. Special Exhibitory and Story Telling is paramount.

For example; Imagine a Shark Tank designed as the Ballroom on the Titanic.

Perspective -notice the floor axis is raked toward viewers-

Plan, Elevations

A 3/D Model (by others) based on above Concept Design

Aquariums

I have designed a number of aquariums and helped to design and install the Special Exhibitory for Shanghai’s Ocean Aquarium. Aquariums can be executed as a museum symposium of creatures or a money-making leisure destination that guarantees return visits. I prefer the latter.

 

Any aquarium must (in my opinion) advertise its insides by designing its outsides.

Plan View and 3/D Equivalent. See post marked “Aquarium Features” for more.