For the building brief I looked at the paintings that showed the most of the subject and has objects I could break down into simple shapes.
I decided on this piece by Charles Sheeler
The first thing i did was break it into basic shapes
From this I saw there were more curves than I thought, but its symmetrical design made it a firm choice.
I also created a mock-up on floorplanner.com
This was really useful as it means that during the Maya modelling I’ll already have a basic idea of what the full building should look like.