After we had finished the layout for our prison I then began to create concepts from one of the wings. The wing that I was creating concepts for contained rooms such as the med bay and the staff room rather than the cells themselves. The reason that I chose to do concepts of this was because I had already created a concept for the cells.
I did this by first creating the shape of the entire wing and outlining the rooms in SketchUp. I added the basics so that it was visible what each room was meant to be. For example, the staff room had chairs, a television, and a coffee machine. Once done I took screenshots of every room which I then used in photoshop to create the final concepts.
For the medical bay, I wanted to use colours which were associated with that of a hospital. Typically this is the colour red as it is the colour of blood and the logo. However, in past experiences, I have noticed that the main colour is actually blue as it looks clean and healthy. Therefore I decided to use this for the beds and for some of the furniture.
IN the staff room I opted for more wood like colours. It occurred to me that the chairs and tables would most likely be plastic however the colour would blend into much with the walls and not stand out, therefore I opted for the wood look. The sofa I made the typical red colour so that it looks cheap as they wouldn’t be fancy furniture within a prison. Finally, the vending machines were bright red and bright blue. This is so that they stand out as usually vending machines would be in public places and need to be visible from a distance. Therefore it looks as if these vending machines are second hand rather than specifically made for prisons.
The storage room was the same case as the shelving units would typically be grey but the colours would run into each other and it would be hard to tell where they began and ended, therefore I went fro the wood look. For the boxes, I went with a light orange/brown so they looked like cheap cardboard that had been damaged over time from things such as water.